Things to see in Ravenna - mosaics, sights and restaurants
Things to see in Ravenna, a historic town in Emilia Romagna in northern Italy. Includes main attractions such as Ravenna mosaics, sights and restaurants.
Ravenna, Piazza del Popolo - Foto di Franco Musa
Piazza del Popolo fu costruita dai veneziani e rappresenta il fulcro degli interventi di rinnovo urbano attuati sotto il dominio della Serenissima. Le dimensioni della piazza, rimaste a tutt'oggi inalterate, furono definite negli anni 1470-80 in seguito all'ampliamento di un semplice spiazzo lungo la sponda del canale Padenna, che scorreva nel punto in cui ora si erge il palazzo merlato. Sull'esempio di Piazza San Marco a Venezia, nel 1483 furono erette due colonne a delimitare la piazza…
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
MAUSOLEUM of Galla Placidia. c. 425. Ravenna, Italy. Early Christians used glass, which provided brilliant color, to make their mosaics. The irregularity of each tessera along with being mixed with gold gave the mosaics a new shimmer. The natural light that shone in from the windows of the church and the oil lamps used to illuminate the churches magnificently intensified the colors of the mosaics.
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The Immaculate, Bursting Mosaics of Ravenna | Adventurous Kate
Before leaving Emilia-Romagna this time around, I felt like I had seen nearly everything there was to see in this region — but there was one more place that I had to visit. Ravenna, the city of mosaics. After visiting the other UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Emilia-Romagna and nearby San Marino, the Early Christian … The Immaculate, Bursting Mosaics of Ravenna Read More »