Live Virtual Tour: Ravenna, Italy's Hidden Gems with Silvia Giogoli

Live Virtual Tour: Ravenna, Italy's Hidden Gems with Silvia Giogoli


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The charming town of Ravenna, Italy is heralded as the capital of mosaic art and the last capital city of the Western Roman Empire. Our live virtual walking tour broadcasts live from its historic center where we will hit a few tourist highlights as well as several local favorites. Located halfway between Florence and Venice, Ravenna has many treasures for travelers to explore and is best when experienced in the company of our local guide. During our time together we'll enjoy 360º views of its can't miss highlights and hidden gems. camera-led.

During our camera-led walking tour, we will enjoy a view of the exquisite architecture of the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (built as Imperial Grave in the 5th century A.D.) and the Basilica of San Vitale, a breathtaking masterpiece of Byzantine Art. Participants will experience the narrative timeline of the city's history and how its geographic landscape has changed over the past 2,000 years. A stop in the central market will introduce travelers to the local food with an overview of the Romagna's delicacies like hand-made pasta, cheeses, and conducts from the heart of the Food Valley.

From there we will enjoy the main square Piazza del Popolo, a piece of interesting evidence from the Venetian domination during the XV century, with the Town Hall and its fancy Cafée where locals enjoy a relaxing classic breakfast – with croissant, cappuccino, and the newspaper. Our time together will conclude at the Tomb of Dante Alighieri's – Father of the Italian Language – and the nearby buildings he had erected during his final years spent in Ravenna.

Led by a licensed tour guide, this live virtual walking tour will bring travelers a taste of the cities best attractions and deeper cultural heritage. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of Ravenna's best features and tips and tricks to use while planning future in-person travels.

Please note: Our live virtual tour will not be able to go inside the UNESCO buildings, due to copyright restrictions and local regulations. We will experience their exteriors and the local life of the city.

Silvia Giogoli was born and raise in Ravenna, where she has been working as licensed tour guide since 2000. In 2001 she obtained the license as Tour Leader and Environmental and Hiking Guide. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts where she obtained a specialization in the art of mosaic. Since she started work as tour guide she always tried to create special itineraries to combine art and food to experience the deep the culture of her region. She started cooking in her grandmother's kitchen when she was a child and her passion for food has always accompanied her though life. Over time she has refined her techniques in the creation of traditional dishes often combined with gourmet seasonings. Her specialties are mainly handmade pasta and desserts.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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