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Best Life-Changing Trips: Ravenna, Italy

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Mosaic Masterpieces in Ravenna, Italy

Once you’ve relived the Renaissance at the Uffizi, scoped out the various Davids, and paid homage to the Last Supper, it’s time to hunt down lesser-known masterpieces. In Ravenna, a city filled with the world’s most exquisite mosaics, the fifth-century mausoleum stands out. Sunlight streaming through alabaster windows illuminates a golden cascade of early-Christian images, including bowls of blue water sipped by white doves. Check out eight more Italian art discoveries, from north to south.

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