Mosaic is undoubtedly Ravenna’s most representative art form.
If you visit the historical centre, you will easily notice it. All over the city, it is possible to admire traces of mosaics and works realised with this technique, which, despite its ancient Roman origins, managed to find its highest expression in the city.
A unique and almost unparalleled magnificence – especially given the strong presence of this form of art in a medium-sized town as Ravenna.
The mosaics of Ravenna are breathtaking, both from the aesthetic point of view and for the depth and complexity of the religious, mystical and political messages that they convey.
Seven out of the eight Unesco World Heritage monuments preserve the world’s richest heritage of early-Christian mosaics dating back between the 5th and the 6th century AD.
A priceless treasure, whose quality and iconography is superior to the ones of any other city of the ancient world, both eastern and western ones.
A tradition passed on from generation to generation thanks to the world’s most famous and specialised schools of mosaic – as Liceo Artistico “Nervi-Severini” and Accademia di Belle Arti – attended by students from all over the world.
Furthermore, the streets of the historical centre teem with artisan shops, where you will have the opportunity to see artisans at work and also create your own work of art thanks to the many laboratories.