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Ravenna, Urbino & Ferrara

Ravenna 5 nights Price from £2,194 per person
Departs: 03 May 2023, 18 Sep 2023
Departs: 03 May 2023

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The first of our two holidays to this region focuses on three historic cities in the western part of Emilia-Romagna and Le Marche. Ravenna was the last capital of the Western Roman Empire, and remains a treasury of some of the world’s most dazzling mosaics and Byzantine architecture – memories of the final glowing embers of imperial glory. In Urbino, in Le Marche, we discover an idealised city state created by the Duke of Urbino and in Ferrara we will learn more about the powerful d’Este family whose court was based here. 

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast
  • Three dinners and one lunch
  • All entrances fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer


  • Day 1 - Arrive Ravenna

    We fly to Bologna and on arrival transfer to Ravenna where we stay for five nights at the centrally located 4 star Palazzo Bezzi
  • Day 2 - Ravenna

    We spend the first day in Ravenna, famous for its ancient monuments including eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We visit the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, with dazzling mosaics from the 4th and 5th centuries, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, with its procession of martyrs depicted in mosaics, and the National Museum.
  • Day 3 - Classe

    This morning we will see the mosaic portraits of Justinian and Theodora at San Vitale and the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe. A visit to the Cathedral Museum completes the day.
  • Day 4 - Urbino

    We will spend today in Urbino, one of the most perfect ducal hill top towns in Italy. This was the seat of the Dukes of Urbino and at the Palazzo Ducale, dating from the 15th century, we will see the art collection of Duke Federico da Montefeltro, which includes works by Piero della Francesca, Titian, Gentileschi and Raphael. Afterwards we will see the frescoes at the Oratory of St. John and Raphael’s house.
  • Day 5 - Ferrara

    Ferrara is today’s destination, where we see a collection of outstanding buildings associated with the d’Este family including the Palazzo Diamanti with its great art collection, and there will be some free time during which you may like to visit the Casa Romei.
  • Day 6 - Flight back

    We drive to Bologna airport for the flight back to London. Clients joining the second part of the tour will travel on to Parma.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

May Departure:
Depart London Heathrow at 07.40 arrive Bologna at 10.50
Depart Bologna at 11.45 arrive London Heathrow at 13.05

September Departure:
Depart London Heathrow at 07.40 arrive Bologna at 10.50
Depart Bologna at 19.40 arrive London Heathrow at 20.55

Departure Dates and Prices

03 May 2023

Status Limited

Price from£2194

Single Supp.£475

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18 Sep 2023

Status Available

Price from£2194

Single Supp.£475

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Palazzo Bezzi
Ravenna, Italy, Europe

The Palazzo Bezzi is 100 metres from the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo with its extraordinary collection of mosaics, and a short walk to the MAR Art Museum and the historic heart of Ravenna. An 18th century palazzo with a pale cream façade, the decoration throughout is refined and contemporary, both in the public areas and the 32 stylish and light-filled bedrooms. 

Andrew Allen.

Andrew Allen

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Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton

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