UNESCO World Heritage Site
Beautiful, cultured and elegant. This is Ravenna, which even boasts eight monuments declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
His masterpieces hold mosaics of rare beauty. Starting from the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, which in just a few square meters preserves the oldest mosaics in Ravenna.
The Basilica of San Vitale is among the most important monuments of early Christian art in Italy, together with the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo which houses the largest cycle of mosaics in the world. Instead, among the basilicas of Ravenna, that of Sant’Apollinare in Classe is certainly the most imposing and majestic.
A visit is also a must to the beautiful Battisteri of Ravenna: The Baptistery of the Arians, built during the reign of Theodoric and the Neonian Baptistery.
Ravenna is also known to scholars and lovers of literature for the tomb of Dante Alighieri who died there in 1321.
There are also many museums to visit, one of all: TAMO, the museum dedicated to mosaic, which is located in the splendid monumental complex of San Nicolò and which exhibits excellent finds, many of which are unpublished. The MAR – City Art Museum offers periodic exhibitions and houses several permanent collections, including the Collection of Contemporary Mosaics. Finally, the National Museum of Ravenna displays numerous finds from Roman and Byzantine excavations.