We weren't sure if we should travel to Ravenna or not. The mosaics are amazing! Don't rush up to Venice or Milan too quickly. Take the train slightly out of the way to see the Ravenna mosaics!
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You have to visit this Basilica...it is utterly beguiling, atmospheric and humbling. Of all the mosaics in Ravenna this is the one place that took our breath away..the craftsmanship, detail and history is spectacular. Leave this mosaic to be your final visit, take time to...More
Another great stop on our tour of Ravenna. This is a "Must See" while in town. The "Basilica of San Vitale" is a magnificent church in Ravenna, Italy. It is one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in Europe....More
Ravenna is a destination, and ours was very purposeful: we wanted to see the famed basilica, known for its mosaics of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora of the East Roman Empire. We were not disappointed. From the outside, the basilica is understated. One could not...More
I visited here on a hunch on a day when my wife and kid wanted to go shopping. Oh sweet serendipity; this is one of the most beautiful historical sites I've ever visited. This place just breathes history. The church was founded in the 5th...More
Our group of Prinsendam cruisers that was organized on Cruise Critic Roll Call is following our knowledgeable guide Silvia Belletti to see the Basilica. Silvia hands out our Opera Di Religione tickets that is valid for 7 days to see the five sites. She explains...More
Jaw dropping would be an understatement...truly magnificent, do not let this pass you by. A true wonder in this modern world.
But when you go in that you learn to not judge a book by its cover. As the Boss & I found out last year. (2016) As this Church which was built in 426 AD by a Banker of course*, Packs a mighty big visual...More
The mosaics here are absolutely stunning - allow yourself time to linger and marvel. There are guided night tours in the summer (2017) on Tuesdays and Fridays.
This place is one of the best known attractions in Ravenna and rightly so. Just a tip - try to go when there is a service or a concert of scared music. Listening to that sound in a place where Roman emperors (and empresses) went...More