San Vitale

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Basilica San Vitale

San Vitale is a church, in Ravenna, Italy. It was probably started in 537, and consecrated in 547. It is an example of early Byzanite art and architecture. Its style show the influences of the Eastern Roman empire. It is described as a basilica, even though its design is not typical for one. It is well-known because of its mosaics, which show emperor Justinian I with his wife. Because of its importance, Pope John XXIII made it a basilica minor in 1960.

Together with other structures in Ravenna, it is an UNESCO World Heritage site.