Guided Tour of the Mosaics of Ravenna
Discover the wonderful mosaics kept inside the main sights of Ravenna by joining the Guided Tour of the Mosaics of Ravenna. Learn more about the history of the city thanks to the commentary from an authorized local guide.Did you know that Ravenna was the capital of the Western Roman Empire? And capital of the Ostrogoth Kingdom and capital of Byzantine Empire as well? Let your authorized local guide lead you to discover the history that revolves around the city and its well–preserved late Roman architecture. Marvel at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, which was built in the 5th century AD by Galla Placidia, sister of Emperor Onofrio, who had the capital of the Western Roman Empire transferred from Milan to Ravenna. Admire the richness of the interior decoration of the Mausoleum, a monument filled with mosaics. Discover the Basilica of San Vitale, one of the most important testimonies of early Christian art in Italy. This monument of the sixth century has an orthogonal plan and a frescoed dome, as well as wonderful mosaic decorations of the apse and the remarkable representation of the imperial couple of Byzantium, Justinian and Theodora and their parades. Continue the Guided Tour of the Mosaics of Ravenna by visiting the Neonian Baptistery, the oldest monument in the city, the Archiepiscopal Museum, the Basilica of Sant’Apollinaire Nuovo.
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