Both, this basilica and the tomb of Galia Placidia offer the best of Byzantine moasic art. This duo comprises the most important surviving monuments not only of Ravenna but of... read more
As a symbol of the Archiepiscopal Chancellery of Ravenna, San Vitale...
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 body descends its steps the spirit rises to the Truth. A masterpiece to be admired for its evident beauty and its hidden, precise, evocative theological argument.