I chose to travel here out of many other tourist locations. There wasn't a crowd, which added to the "feel" of this holy place. The space was filled with gregorian chants (taped... 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.