The day was overcast so a bit cooler. Using internet info as a guide, we set off on our own walking tour. Amazing stuff. I'm afraid my little Sony camera didn't do it justice--so you really must come see all this for yourself!
Note: whenever you think you're seeing a fresco/painting; you're not. Absolutely everything was done in mosaic.
The Basilica of San Vitale--1500 years old--you can tell my looking at the people inside the scale of this place:
The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (she was the daughter, mother, aunt & sister of Roman emperors!) Note the windows--out of panes of amber! The mosaics just glowed; but alas, I couldn't capture reality.
|An amber window pane up close|
The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, began in 521! and "updated" into the 1600's
|A pulpit fit for Ben!|
Caio for Now!