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Basilica di San Francesco, Ravenna

On our way back from the Peace Park we came across this Basilica purely by chance and went in to look around. There were a few small fragments of mosaic floor on display but nothing else to highlight its treasures. Then we wandered up to look at the altar because it was at quite a […]

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Battistero degli Ariani, Ravenna

Our second location on our Sunday morning tour was also the location of the contemporary mosaic installation of the CaCO¬≥ artistic group, created for the Battistero. This modern work aimed to ‘create a link of narration and reflection with the mosaic decorations dating from antiquity’. In this intimate space the simplicity of the composition gave […]

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Basilica di Sant Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

After a gruelling night making the most of Notte d’Oro, we all assembled early on the Sunday morning for our walking tour of the historic buildings with Anna Missirolli, our guide for the morning. Anna had the full attention of everyone throughout the morning. She was an engaging guide and very knowledgeable. The basilica has […]

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Capella Arcivescovile, Ravenna

After we viewed the Arian Baptistery we walked across the Piazza del Popolo towards San Domenico. We looked around the museum which is large and holds some exquisite pieces and then walked on to see mmore mosaics in situ.  

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