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Basilica di San Vitale – Ravenna by PatKofahl

Ravenna was one of the highlights of our fall cycling tour in Italy last year. We rode from Venice to Florence, through some of the most beautiful and verdant areas of the Italian peninsula. Our pace was leisurely. We stayed in everything from simple agriturismo farmhouses to 13th century Palazzos, from the salt air of the Adriatic to the bustle of the heart of Tuscany. On bikes, you experience the countryside from a completely different point of view, and it fosters a much more satisfying interaction with everyone you get to meet along the way.

The Basilica of San Vitale is a church in Ravenna, Italy, and one of the most important examples of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe. The building is styled an “ecclesiastical basilica” in the Roman Catholic Church, though it is not of architectural basilica form. It is one of eight Ravenna structures inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. ~ Wikipedia

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