Tuesday, December 8, 2009


San Giovanni Battista Church

Mausoleo di Teodorico
Located originally outside the city, near the cemetery reserved for the Goths, stands today in a park in the immediate vicinity of the center of Ravenna.
First, it differs from all other architectures Ravenna for the failure to be constructed in brick, but with blocks of Istrian stone. It is circular, echoing the other type of Roman mausoleums (see Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella), And is characterized by two kinds:
The first is externally decagonal, with niches on each side covered by solid arcs, while the interior is cruciform;
The second is smaller, reachable by a ladder and once surrounded by a walkway with columns that made him the most graceful and of which only traces remain nell'attaccatura of arches on the wall. It is also shaped decagonal outside and move inside, where they were housing the remains of Theodoric. Today there is a circular tank in which the king is thought to be buried. His remains were removed during the domination Byzantine.
The most striking feature of the building is the cover formed from a single huge monolithic dome-shaped, stone-d 'Aurisina 300 tons and 11 meters in diameter, carried by sea and hoisted on the building with twelve loops.- It is a characteristic "Titanic", a symbol of strength and military strength typical of Germanic cultures.

San Giovanni Evangelist

San Vitale

Dante's Tomb

We're tired and cold!