So glad I found out about Ravenna, and this church is the second best thing to visit here, and not just for the mosaics.
About Basilica San Vitale
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We were on a guided tour with Silvia Belleti (who I would highly recommend). Once I saw the mosaics I had tears in my eyes as I was very moved by the beauty of the mosaics.
Entering a dank-looking basilica, one is immediately overtaken by the set of mosaics surrounding the alter. Stunning artwork and craftsmanship. Take the time to sit and stare at each scene. I advise bring a set of binoculars to get a closer look at the artwork....More
San Vitale is one of Ravenna's World Heritage sites with good reason. The brick basilica is an interesting, but hardly stunning from the outside, being a complex of structures from different periods. On the inside, the chief interest lies in the eastern end which is...More
Basilica di san vitale is a Unesco protected monument and worth a trip in Ravenna Also visit the nearby Mauloeo Galla Placidia
You just stand there staring at the incredible detail and craftsmanship, and are happy that this has been preserved as part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ravenna. Part of our mosaic tour of Ravenna. We started with a list and only actually missed...More
We had very brief time in Basilica San Vitale last summer, so we returned this year to Ravenna again. The church's architecture is very interesting (octagon shape) with stunning mosaics (I personally have not seen any other Church built same way). Please note more inside...More
After the Galla Placidia location (which is 50 meters away) this is the one to definitely see. You'll get a crick in your neck, but it will be worth it. Probably should get the group ticket and make a day out of the mosaics, as...More
As you have read, the exterior of the property is pretty stark and plain, but there is a major surprise as you walk inside. If you have binoculars, it is also a big help. It is important to take a break when you are going...More
Ravenna is renowned for its mosaics and this is the best example. There are 4 other locations worth seeing and one can buy a combined ticket for all 5 for €9.50 which I believe covers a period of 7 consecutive days (though it is easy...More