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History As a symbol of the Archiepiscopal Chancellery of Ravenna, San Vitale is one of the greatest works of late Roman art. Famous for its mosaics commissioned by Archbishop Maximian (546/556 AD), the basilica is a place of contemplation. While the...more
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It's shaped like few other churches - octagonal. The outside is plain brick. But inside - stunning mosaics, and cunningly cut marble veneers that look like Rorascht ink blots.
Look out for Theodora - the ex-tart who captivated an Emperor (and who "disappeared" her enemies)....More
Seeing the mosaics in San Vitale left me speechless and on the verge of tears. I’m not Christian, but am an artist and the beauty of the place is difficult to describe. I can just imagine the passion of the creators of this space and...More
The Basilica of San Vitale was erected in the first half of the 500. Thanks to oriental architectural influences, it is the first octagonal church; the previous churches were with a "Latin cross" plan. Its architectural structure is wonderful as the mosaics inside it are...More
In my humble opinion, I'd say save this place til last when you're visiting Ravenna as it's really so incredibly beautiful that everything else is just slightly inferior. Next is Gallia Placidia's mausoleum. I do recommend getting the 9.50 euro that gives you entry to...More
For just 9.50 get a ticket to see the top 5 mosaic encrusted buildings that are part of this Unesco world heritage site. The work that must have taken years to create these beautiful portraits and pictures is astounding and equally astonishing they remain to...More
This Basilica on the north side of the old historic area of Ravenna and next to the National Museum and Gaia Placidia's mausoleum is a gem of mosaics from the Justinian era. Begun in the early 6th century, this Basilica is one of the best...More
It's a 20 minute drive from the cruise port to Basilica San Vitale. So, a cab might be the best. Walking is 2 hours and 40 minutes, not advisable. Public transportation from Marina di Ravenna to San Vitale is probably... More
It's a 20 minute drive from the cruise port to Basilica San Vitale. So, a cab might be the best. Walking is 2 hours and 40 minutes, not advisable. Public transportation from Marina di Ravenna to San Vitale is probably cheapest, and it takes 55 minutes.