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San Vitale - Ravenna, Italy. Wow! If I ever make it to Italy, I would love to see this place in person...

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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.

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from Condé Nast Traveler

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

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The Basilica of Sant' Apollinare in Classe is an important monument of Byzantine art near Ravenna, Italy ~ Ravenna Romagna Italy ~ mosaics

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Basilica di San Vitale (Basilica di San Vitale)

Ravenna, San VItale - Foto di Andrea78 | Un Weekend girando l'Emilia Romagna…

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