Ravenna is famous all over the world for its historical
and artistic beauties. It cherishes the richest heritage of mosaics, within its
Early Christian and Byzantine religious buildings, which have been declared
UNESCO World Heritage.
The Basilica of
Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, built by Theodoric, was originally used as a Palatine Church.
The mosaics of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo
di San Francesco
and crypt of the Basilica of San Francesco. Originally
dedicated to the SS. apostles
and then to Saint Peter,
from the middle of the fifth century AD
Alighieri: the tomb and a mosaic of the Divine Comedy
Nave and dome of the Basilica of St. Apollinaris in
The church is considered "the greatest example of early Christian basilica."