THE MESMERISING CITY OF MOSAICS by Prathap Nair

Much of Ravenna seems perpetually soaked in the colours of autumn. Amid alleys crammed with gelato shops, cafés, and souvenir stores, fifth- and sixth-century churches, mausoleums, and baptisteries stand out with their ochre and fawn facades. But the real surprise lies inside their walls and domes, where millions of sparkling mosaic tiles reveal stories of Ravenna throughout history

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