cathedral San Vitale
mosaics in choir and apsis
UNESCO World heritage
The church was begun in 526 and in 547 consecrated to Saint Vitalis.
It is one of the most important examples of late antique and early Byzantine
art and architecture. San Vitale is primarily famous for its abundance of
elaborate mosaics, particularly for the two portraits of Justinian and his
wife Theodora in the lower Apsis.