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Between the VIth and VIIIth century, Ravenna was an important centre of Byzantine civilisation in Italy. That's why this town is full of early Christian and Byzantine monuments decorated with enchanting mosaics.
Not to be missed are the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, the octagonal Basilica di San Vitale, and the churches of San Apollinare Nuovo and Sant’Apollinare in Classe, the Arian Baptistry or Battistero degli Ariani, the Orthodox Baptistry or Battistero Neoniano, and the Chapel of Sant'Andrea. These are all UNESCO-listed World Heritage Sites.
Also interesting: Piazza del Popolo, the Tomba di Dante, the Arcivescovado, S.Giovanni Evangelista, Palazzo di Teodorico, S.Agata Maggiore, Santa Maria in Porto, the Mausoleum of Theodoric and the Rocca di Brancaleone.