Famous for Christian and Byzantine mosaics that adorn its churches and monuments (8 of which are Unesco World Heritage sites). Its mosaics described by Dante in his DIVINE COMEDY as a symphony of colour, are matched only by those of Istanbul (Lonely Planet).
Dante come to live in Ravenna until his death in 1321. Much of the Divine Comedy was written here until his death. The church of San Francesco (Chiesa di San Francesco) is home to tomb (tomba di Dante).
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