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Ravenna was inhabited by Umbrians, later occupied by the Etruscans, colonized by Rome in 2nd century B.C. and made the capital of the Western Empire in AD 402. The honor was short lived, the city was taken by the barbarian Ostrogoths in the 5th century and in 6th century it was conquered by the Byzantines, who were responsible for  Ravenna's most glorious era. Today, Ravenna is a quiet city of brick palaces, cobbled streets and  incomparable mosaics which have made it famous all over the world.
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Ravenna, Italy - The Archiepiscopal Chapel (Oratorioo di S. Andrea)
Ravenna - The Archiepiscopal Chapel (The mosaic of the dome)
Ravenna, Italy - Theodoric's Palace (8th century)
Ravenna, Italy - Theodoric's Mausoleum
Ravenna, Italy - Theodoric's Mausoleum
Ravena, Italy - The Neonian Baptistry
Ravenna - The Neonian Baptistry
Ravenna, Italy - The Neonian Baptistry (Interior)
Ravenna, Italy - The Neonian Baptistry (Interior)
Ravenna - The Neonian Baptistry (The mosaic of the dome)
Ravenna, Italy - The Cathedral (1737)
Ravenna, Italy - Piazza Duomo
Ravenna - The Church of Santa Maria in Porto
Ravenna - The Cloister of the Monastery of Santa Maria in Porto
Ravenna, Italy - the Neonian (Orthodox) Baptistry
Ravenna, Italy - The Arian Baptistry
Ravenna, Italy - The Arian Baptistry (The mosaic of the dome)
Ravenna - The Arian Baptistry (Christ receives the Baptism by John - Detail)
Ravenna, Italy - The Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna - The Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo (Interior)
Ravenna - The Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo (Interior)
Ravenna - Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo (The three wise men)
Ravenna - The Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna, Italy - Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna, Italy - Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna - Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna - The Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna - The Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna, Italy - Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna, Italy - Basilica of New S. Apollinaris (Our Lady upon the throne)
Ravenna, Italy - Basilica of New S. Apollinaris (The virgins procession - Detail)
Ravenna, Italy - Basilica di S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna, Italy - The Basilica of S. Apollinare Nuovo
Ravenna, Italy - Old sarcophagi between St. Peter and St. Paul
Ravenna, Italy - National Museum
Marina di Ravenna