I visited five or six of Ravenna's churches and this was definitely the highlight. The mosaics covering the walls and dome of the chancel are jaw-droppingly beautiful, and justify... read more
As a symbol of the Archiepiscopal Chancellery of Ravenna, San Vitale...
As a symbol of the Archiepiscopal Chancellery of Ravenna, San Vitale is one of the greatest works of late Roman art. Famous for its mosaics commissioned by Archbishop Maximian (546/556 AD), the basilica is a place of contemplation. While the body descends its steps the spirit rises to the Truth. A masterpiece to be admired for its evident beauty and its hidden, precise, evocative theological argument.