Early Christian monuments in Italy: Ravenna, a UNESCO heritage city

Jun 04, 2021 188

The history of early Christian art in Italy has a precise date. It was the year 313 when the Roman emperor Constantine granted Christians freedom of worship.  It was a moment that inevitably changed not only the history of the time, but also the history of today, both in Italy and in Europe.

From that moment onwards, the way of living and understanding the "new" rising faith also changed: from pagan temples to the construction of "basilicas", ancient places of legislation in Roman times that became taken as an example, to create places of faith and over time real monumental works.

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SOURCE: https://www.visititaly.eu/

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