The mosaics in this cathedral deserve time to see all of the details. Just when you think that you have exhausted what there is to admire, you turn a corner or look the other way... read more
As a symbol of the Archiepiscopal Chancellery of Ravenna...
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.