Bologna Day 2 – Ravenna

On our second day we decided to take the train to Ravenna. It was about an hour train ride. 

  
  
  

I wish you could smell these flowers. They were so heavenly.

  
Most everyone must ride bikes here.  Look at all the bikes parked here. 

  
Once we were there we found a store and bought some things for lunch, then it was time to find a place to have lunch. We headed toward a church we wanted to go into, but there was no where to sit near by, so we started walking looking for a place. We finally found a bench and laid out our lunch. 
  
After lunch we headed to the Basilica of San Vitale. It is a beautiful church with many mosaic inside.

  
  
  
  
  
  
In back of the church was the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia. It is described as “the earliest and best preserved of all mosaic monuments, and at the same time one of the most artistically perfect”. It was very pretty. The legend is that these tiles even glow at night without any lights on. 

  
   
   

We found one other place to look into called the Archbishop Chapel.

   
   
After looking in this chapel it was time to head back to Bologna and have dinner 
Next Florence, Italy for the day 

Linda 

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