Ravenna is an ancient and ethereal city in northeast Italy, renowned for its Byzantine mosaics. The city was the capital of the Western Roman Empire for a time, and its rich history is evident in the well-preserved mosaics in its many churches. Among the most famous are the mosaics in the Basilica of San Vitale, which depict the emperor and empress with their court. The city is also home to the world’s first mosque, the Arian Baptistery, and the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. With its narrow streets, ancient buildings, and lovely piazzas, Ravenna is a beguiling city to explore.