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Ravenna Church

The mosaics displayed in this church date from the early 6th century, making them slightly older than those in San Vitale. Since the left side of the church was reserved for women, it's only fitting that the mosaics on that wall depict 22 virgins offering crowns to the Virgin Mary. On the right wall, 26 men carry the crowns of martyrdom; they approach Christ, surrounded by angels.


Quick Facts

Via Roma 53
Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna  48100, Italy

800-303999-for info (toll-free)

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €11 combination ticket, includes 4–5 diocesan monuments

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