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(A mosaic at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna) When we think of 'mosaic art', we probably would instinctively think of a decaying Roman villa with a few remaining examples of dull-looking mosaics, mostly laid out on floors. And yet if you have the good fortune to venture out to Ravenna, which is about 1 ...continue reading →

Basilica of San Vitale ~ Ravenna, Italy, and one of the most important examples of Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe.

FIGURE 22 - Mosaïque de L'agneau de Dieu à San Vitale, 6ième siècle, Ravenna

Lamb of God mosaic from the vault of the presbytery of the Basilica of San Vitale, Ravenna, building began in 527 AD.

Peacock Mosaic at San Vitale Bascilica in Ravenna, Italy. Look at those vibrant colors!

Lovely, Very Original Peacock Mosaic~ Seen At San Vitale Bascilica ~ Ravenna, Italy ~ Peacocks In All Sizes And Sizes.

Already explored most of Italy's major cities such as Rome, Venice, and Florence? Take some time to visit its smaller yet as equally stunning cities, such as Ravenna. Here's a quick guide to get you started.

Introducing the City of Ravenna

The Basilica of San Vitale is a church in Ravenna, Italy, and one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe. Construction began in 527 and finished in 548