I MOSAICI DI RAVENNARavenna retains its charm of superb capital of the Western Empire. Unique in the world, it contains priceless architectural gems testifying to the transition from Early Christian, derived from classical and Byzantine. Eight of its monuments have been declared by UNESCO “World Heritage” by the supreme artistry of mosaic, a heritage of 1500 years of history. And you can not leave Ravenna without seeing at least its most important monuments. The Basilica of San Vitale of the sixth century, with the two large mosaics representing Justinian and Theodora; the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the fifth century, with the vault of blue mosaic; the famous Baptisteries, the Neon and the Arian; the Archbishop’s Chapel where the mosaics depict the fauna of the pine forests of Ravenna. There are two churches dedicated to St. Apollinaris, patron saint of the city, one in the center, Saint Apollinare Nuovo with the beautiful theory of Virgins and Martyrs, and a few kilometers Apollinaris in Classe with the magnificent apse; Both basilicas have a cylindrical tower (X-XI century), about 40 meters high. Majestic is also the Mausoleum of Theodoric built by the Gothic king in 520 AD Of note, the Dante area that includes the Church of St. Francis and the Tomb of Dante Alighieri. Ravenna is still very much alive the art of mosaic, flea markets, shops and galleries you can buy modern mosaics either original or reproductions of ancient mosaics.