Basilica of St. Vitalus

Local nameBasilica di San Vitale
LocationRavenna, Italy

The Basilica of San Vitale is a late antique church in Ravenna, Italy. The sixth-century church is an important surviving example of early Byzantine art and architecture, and its mosaics in particular are some of the most-studied works in Byzantine art. It is one of eight structures in Ravenna inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Its foundational inscription describes the church as a basilica, though its centrally-planned design is not typical of the basilica form. Within the Roman Catholic Church it holds the honorific title of basilica for its historic and ecclesial importance.

Tags Roman CatholicCatholicPlace of WorshipBasilicaChristianUNESCOChurchHistoricalByzantine ArchitectureWheelchair AccessibleHeritageAccessible
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Opening hours

Nov - Feb: 9:30 am - 5 pm
Mar: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Apr - Sep: 9 am -7 pm
Oct: 9 am - 5:30 pm


Full: € 10.50
Reduced: € 9.50
Children under 10: free

More information and contact


Official site


Phone +39 544 541 688

Address Via San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

Coordinates 44°25'13.935" N 12°11'46.783" E

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