History comes alive with glittering mosaics dating back to the reign of Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora (mid 500s CE). It is clear to see why these mosaics make the city of... 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.