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  • 1. Basilica di San Vitale

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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...Read More

  • 2. Battistero Neoniano

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Next door to Ravenna's 18th-century cathedral, the baptistery has one of the town's most important mosaics. It dates from the beginning of the...Read More

  • 3. Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The little tomb and the great church stand side by side, but the tomb predates the Basilica di San Vitale by at least 100 years: these two adjacent...Read More

  • 4. Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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...Read More

  • 5. Santo Stefano

    University area | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This splendid and unusual basilica contains between four and seven connected churches (authorities differ). A 4th-century temple dedicated to...Read More

  • 6. Basilica di San Petronio

    Piazza Maggiore | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Construction on this vast cathedral began in 1390; and the work, as you can see, still isn't finished more than 600 years later. The wings of...Read More

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  • 7. Fontana del Nettuno

    Piazza Maggiore | Fountain

    Sculptor Giambologna's elaborate 1563–66 Baroque fountain and monument to Neptune occupying Piazza Nettuno has been aptly nicknamed "Il Gigante...Read More

  • 8. Le Due Torri

    East of Piazza Maggiore | Building/Architectural Site

    Two landmark medieval towers, mentioned by Dante in The Inferno, stand side by side in the compact Piazza di Porta Ravegnana. Once, every...Read More

  • 9. Università di Bologna

    University area | Educational Institution

    Take a stroll through the streets of the university area: a jumble of buildings, some dating as far back as the 15th century and most to the...Read More

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