13 Jun Ravenna and its mosaics
On June 12th the bloggers went to Ravenna, one of the Unesco World Heritage sites in Emilia-Romagna. The city is characterized by eight religious monuments of late antiquity [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] that blend the artistic influences from the Orient with the Christian iconography, generating a lot of splendid internal gold mosaics.
Furthermore, Ravenna is the city where the unforgettable italian poet Dante Alighieri died and it still houses his mortal remains.
More info on the official tourist office site.