Ravenna was the seat of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and then of Byzantine Italy until the 8th century. It has a ... More
Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna
Ravenna was the seat of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and then of Byzantine Italy until the 8th century. It has a unique collection of early Christian mosaics and monuments. All eight buildings the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the Neonian Baptistery, the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, the Arian Baptistery, the Archiepiscopal Chapel, the Mausoleum of Theodoric, the Church of San Vitale and the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe were constructed in the 5th and 6th centuries. They show great artistic skill, including a wonderful blend of Graeco-Roman tradition, Christian iconography and oriental and Western styles.
The people were very nice and the wine, yes the wonderful Italian wine was the best I have ever drank. Even though there is an Italian Navel Base in the town, it still holds its charm. The local boats add to the small town charm. The town is full of history. I loved everything about Ravenna, Italy. It rates right beside of Cayman Islands for vacationing.
The Villa d'Este in Tivoli, with its palace and garden, is one of the most remarkable and comprehensive illustrations of
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On Via Nomentana, after Villa Torlonia, you will find the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza. The building dates from the early
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