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Built around 100 years after the other one, so around the end of the 5th century, it was used by the Arian part of the population. It holds another impressive mosaic depicting John the Baptist baptizing Jesus (who is here beardless as typical in Arian...More
Admission is 1 euro and you purchase your ticket from a vending machine outside of the battistero. Signage is in both Italian and English. Again, the mosaic tile work is amazing and well with the price of admission.
There is not much to see, but the ceiling was brilliant. I made reference to the bland exterior of this building contrasted by the sumptuous interior decoration of this building when I taught art history, so it was quite thrilling to view it in person....More
There are 5 sites in Ravenna that contain 4th - 6th century Byzantine style mosaics. It’s the reason tourists visit this small city. Some of the images are extraordinary, like the one of John baptizing Christ.
The Baptistery of the Arians was erected during the era of Theodoric towards the end of the fifth century. The building has an octagonal structure and is under the current ground level for a little more than 2 meters. The dome of the Baptistery is...More
This one is not on the combined ticket and costs I think 1 euro, which you do via a machine. There was an attendant there to assist. I was the only one in there. This one's mosaic looks very similar to the Neon Baptistry, however,...More