Emilia–Romagna Sights

Basilica di San Vitale

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  • Ravenna
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  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/02/2016

Fodor's Review

The octagonal church of San Vitale was built in AD 547, after the Byzantines conquered the city, and its interior shows a strong Byzantine influence. The area behind the altar contains the most famous works, depicting Emperor Justinian and his retinue on one wall, and his wife, Empress Theodora, with her retinue, on the opposite one. Notice how the mosaics seamlessly wrap around the columns and curved arches on the upper sides of the altar area.

Sight Information

Address:

Via San Vitale, off Via Salara, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, 48100, Italy

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Phone:

0544-541688-reservations

Sight Details:

  • Combination ticket €9.50 mid-June–Feb., €11.50 Mar.–mid-June (includes all diocesan monuments)
  • Nov.–Feb., daily 9:30–4:45; Mar. and Oct., daily 9–5:15; Apr.–Sept., daily 9–6:45 (last entry 15 min before closing)
  • Reservations recommended Mar.–mid-June.

Published 05/02/2016

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