St Vitale Basilica
Via San Vitale, 17, 48121 Ravenna RA, Italy
+39 0544 541688
Sun - Sat 9am - 6:45pm
Tue, Fri 9pm - 10:45pm
Great Mosaics in San VitaleThe town of Ravenna is known for its several churches that contain fabulous works of art done in mosaics. St Vitale is one of them and probably the best known.
This basilica was completed in the year 584 and displays an amazing celing and walls around it that are made up of millions of small mosaic tiles.
AFAR Local Expert
over 6 years ago
Like a jigsaw puzzle without instructions or pieces that match, a mosaic can be called something similar. The small tiles (around thumb size) are cut and placed to create outstanding works of art such as this one in the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Italy