hello guys living in Italy for a while this summer I visited for work reasons Ravenna is a truly beautiful city. Today I visited the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna center. of a piece of history, dating back to the sixth century., during the reign of Justinian, is founded by Bishop Ecclesius, between 525 and 532 arrived from Constantinople.
The church stands in the place where according to the Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voragine, San Vitale was killed, and is dedicated to him. The work was funded by the Julian Argentaria (banking enriched in greek greek-Gothic War) is expected to be an agent of Justinian, in charge of promoting big business building to affirm even the Byzantine culture in Italy.
It 'was consecrated by Bishop Maximian in 547-48.
In its forms, San Vitale refers mostly to the large Christian buildings, such as San Lorenzo in Milan, but also shows hints of inspiration from the Church of St. Sophia in Constantinople. Despite the shooting by the models, is still an original monument, unique in its genere.Advice visit it.