Basilica of San Vitale

Recommended
Consecrated in 547 by Archbishop Maximian, this architectural masterpiece bears witness to the splendid opulence and use of light characteristic of late Antiquity. The richness of its interior decoration is quite breathtaking: marble, beautifully sculpted Byzantine capitals, frescoes and mosaics in the apse. Emperor Justinian and his wife Theodora are depicted in the hieratic style typical of Byzantine art. The whole ensemble is simply spectacular and should not be missed.

Useful information

Address:

Via Argentario 22, 48100 Ravenna

Phone:

+39 0544 541688

Price:

9.50 €

Opening hours

9am-7pm (5.30pm in winter)

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