Ravenna with art means the artistic production that was centered around Ravenna in the period when it was capital of the Roman Empire of the West , 395-751 that is the death of Theodosius I the invasion of the Lombards . The artistic works in Ravenna we have received show a peculiar style in architecture, sculpture and ivory in the mosaic . Specifically Ravenna is provided some of the best examples of mosaic art from across Europe and the Mediterranean in a period of almost two centuries ( V – VI century ) , as almost all of contemporary evidence in the Roman Empire of the East It was destroyed in the seventh century with the period of iconoclasm .
The wonderful period of artistic flowering of Ravenna are some monuments declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO .
Major sights to see:
The Neonian ( or Baptistery of San Giovanni in Fonte )
The church of San Giovanni Evangelista
The Mausoleum of Galla Placida
The Archbishop’s Chapel
The Mausoleum of Theodoric
The church of San Vitale
Sant’Apollinare in Classe