Tour to discover Ravenna and its mosaics
Visit to early Christian monuments
Ravenna, in its history, has been capital three times: of the Western Roman Empire, of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and of the Byzantine Exarchate. Since 1996 it has been on the list of Italian World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, as serial site “Early Christian Monuments of Ravenna”.
On the way from Venice and Ravenna you can make a stop at the Abbey of Pomposa, a masterpiece of Romanesque art that housed the first community of Benedictine monks.
Inside there are wonderful mosaics, divided into three naves, crossed by two rows of columns surmounted by elaborate capitals. The real jewel is the mosaic floor made in different periods, decorated with geometric elements.
Geometries in tune with the tones of the frescoes that adorn the walls of the nave, of the fourteenth-century Bolognese school. Our journey continues towards Ravenna. The first stop will be the mausoleum of Theodoric, a burial monument dating back to the 6th century A.D. and then a walk in the historic centre of the city to discover the wonderful examples of Christian architecture such as the Basilica of San Vitale and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia.