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Mosaic Masterpieces in Ravenna, Italy

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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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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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