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Location address: Italia, Ravenna
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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.
Linked themes: World heritage
Did you know that the famous painter Gustav Klimt visited the Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna. He became very impressed by the gold on the wall and ceiling. This event is linked to the start of his “golden period”. His best known work from this period is undoubtedly “The Kiss”.