Visit the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna

Mosaics and Baroque Painted Dome in San Vitale

The Basilica of San Vitale is a highlight of any visit to see the Byzantine wall mosaics in Ravenna, a town popular with day trippers from Venice and Bologna. The Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna has the largest Byzantine mosaics outside Istanbul and is the best example of Justinian church architecture in existence. The … Read more

Visit the Mausoleum of Theodoric in Ravenna

Mausoleum of Theodoric

The tomb of Ostrogoth King Theodoric in Ravenna is a unique construction in a town famous for its early Christian monuments and Byzantine mosaics. The Mausoleum of Theodoric is one of eight sites in Ravenna inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. In contrast to the other early Christian monuments, which are rightly famous … Read more