EARLY CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE- Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna, 425. It has the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments.
Ravenna, Italy – 7 Highlights of Rome away from Rome
Adi leads us through Ravenna, Italy’s breathtaking mosaics and UNESCO sites in a relatively tourist-free visit.
Sant'Apollinare Nuovo - Ravenna, Italy (Pinner's note: Several mosaics depicted on this page!)
Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna.The church was begun in 527, when Ravenna was under the rule of the Ostrogoths, and completed in 548 during the Byzantine Exarchate. The church is of extreme importance in Byzantine art, as it is the only major church from the period of the Emperor Justinian I to survive virtually intact to the present day. Furthermore, it is thought to reflect the design of the Byzantine Imperial Palace Audience Chamber, of which nothing at all survives.