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I had done little research before visitng Ravenna, so was prepared to be either thrilled or disappointed. This did not disappoint, rather blew us away with the finery and antiquity of it all. Well worth a visit.
It's the smallest of the five sites on the five-stop one ticket deal -- which is the best way to go. The little chapel is humble on the outside but what a feast for the eyes is inside.
The baptism chapel is covered in the...More
This chapel was one of the 5 sites we visited with our combo ticket in Ravenna, which is valid for 7 days, but it´s also possible to make them all on the same day. Recommended to buy the guide book from the shop and then...More
You can get overwhelmed by mosaics in Ravenna and we found we preferred the small buildings: this one, Galla Placida and Ariani. We had a day in Ravenna (came by train) and planned a circular route around the 5 locations included in the Duomo ticket....More
This is a little chapel just behind the Archiepiscopal museum and entry is included in the five site 'Ravenna Mosaics' ticket. Inside the little octagonal room, there is a huge marble central font and the ceiling is decorated with yet another wonderful mosaic. This is...More
This is one of two baptisteries in Ravenna, both decorated with mosaics, from rival Christian sects and with different seemingly minor details that were theologically important at the time. Neither is to be missed!
I merely poked my head in the door and saw part of the ceiling. However, the charm wore off quickly when I noted the 9.5-8.5 euro entrance fee. There is the Battistero degli Ariano about 6 minutes away for free or <1 euro. Unless this...More