We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
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
All reviews san vitale byzantine mosaics hagia sophia empress theodora his wife buy a ticket ticket office visit ravenna early christian take your time national museum mausoleum of galla placidia beautiful church within walking distance jaw dropping awe inspiring unesco world heritage
Built in the 6th century in a rare octagonal plan, it used to be fully covered in mosaics which now only remain in the presbytery while the rest is still quite nice to see as the main dome is covered in a splendid 18th century...More
....after Classe and Apollinare Nuovo, as by now, having seen major but fragmented Byzantine mosaics, you will now see the whole thing and it will knock your socks off.
However, as a practical tip, try and get a ticket elsewhere - at another, less crowded...More
Another building stepped in history with beautiful mosaics. As part of the 5 places package to see these buildings are amazing because back in Australia we don’t have the same kinds of buildings with mosaics like these. Seeing theses architectural marvels is just a pleasure....More
Nobody will go to Ravenna without visiting San Vitale, but it's still worth writing about utterly spellbinding it is - not just the mosaics, but the whole interior. And when you consider that the mosaics are over 1500 years old, it simply takes your breath...More
A visit to Basilica San Vitale is a must when in Ravenna. The mosaics are absolutely breathtaking. I visited during a mid-week morning and had the place to myself which only amplified its beauty. Do buy the combo ticket which grants admission to five UNESCO...More
On our tour of Northern Italy, we had many chances to add to our list of World Heritage Sites visited. We were headed from San Marino to Venice and would be passing right by Ravenna, presenting us with an irresistible opportunity to add to that...More
Basilica San Vitale's mosaics are stunning. Tourist can buy one museum pass to see five sites. All of the sites are worth the visit. It is best to see the mosaics with the guide. I booked through Viator for a 3 hour private walking tour...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.