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The incomparable Ravenna, so much to mention here, that I am lost in hundreds and hundreds photos. I will put here some, quite randomally. This one is from Palazzo dela Provinsia: delightful Cripta Rasponi and Giardini Pensili.
Modern fontain, covered with mosaics (oh, alike everything in Ravenna = city of mosaics). Weird, stuck near parking area in casual neighbourhood - aside of tourist trail, this fontain is over decorated and sparkling. I still liked it: desire of the artist to create something extraordinary in mosaics is almost religious, it is visible. And that erase any wish to critic.
There r plenty of churches in Italy and plenty of outstanding mosaics in Ravenna. So, why St. Francis? Allright, it's the earliest example in Italy of the decorative use of majolica. It is also very beautiful outside - u can see on other photos here . Plus it stuck between tomb of Dante Alighieri and to Cripta Rasponi (Palazzo dela Provinsia) - both are famose themselves. The significance of this church is that remaining mosaic floor of crypt (9-10C) is under water.
Church is very nice, with flat stone facade, facing the square, floated mosaic floor in the crypt. There are also the tomb of Dante Alighieri. What is really beautiful - that all this hand-made treasure is living and breathing for longer then 10,000 years. It continues. That what I especially like about it.
Basilica San Vitale is dating from ... 525. It's so old that hard to undersand. From outside - San Vitale is a small domed church in the Byzantine architectural style. But from inside - the ceilings of the choir and apse glitter with magnificent Byzantine mosaics in green and gold.
On the grounds of Ravenna’s Basilica di San Vitale, master mosaicist and Ravenna native, Marco Bravura used gold smalti scraps to create his "Roto B".
There are guys that work in taverna near Duomo, seems also owners are there. Running a restourant isnt easy business, now they have a short break outside. It's nice seeing them smiling :-)