although ravenna used to be the capital city of the western roman empire and later the kingdom of the ostrogoths, my interest in ravenna lies in the fact that it is home to some of the best preserved byzantine mosaics in the world.

going into the basilica san vitale and the tiny baptistries, you'd never think that the art on the wall was actually mosaics of gold until you saw them glitter in the sun light. my little pictures don't do any of them justice.

in less than 24 hours i'll be on my way to berlin, my final european stop before heading back home next saturday. it's bittersweet knowing that today is my last day in this beautiful country.

romafirenzelucca, pistoia, fiesole, rimini, san marinoperugiaassisinapolisorrentopompeiipisasienavolterrasan gimignano , montepulciano, pienza, viareggiocinque terre , veneziaveronabolognapadova, ravenna and still so much more to see. tornerò per te, italia.

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