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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Address: Via di Roma, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
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When walking in hot dry 37° you might be tempted to not go over to this Basilica but you should definitly go there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

When walking in hot dry 37° you might be tempted to not go over to this Basilica but you should definitly go there.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everybody goes to see San Vitale and the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, but many do not persist to go further afield to visit Sant'Appollinare Nuovo. They make a bid mistake, for this church has mosaics of equal quality and they are different from those of San Vitale and the Mausoleo. So make the extra effort and you will not be... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Like all the Mosaic sites, it is incredible and impressive to simply see. However, there is a great story behind what you are seeing which greatly enhances the experience. Before going you have to understand the history of when the Romans made Ravenna its western Capital and then its subsequent conquest by the Ostergoths. Anyways King Theodoric who was Ostergoth... More 

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Brownsville, Texas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This Basilica was built by Justinian and features a procession of virgins on one side leading to the three Magi. On the other side is a procession of male saints. All have faces of individuals. The mosaics are richly covered a much is gilded.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you have a ticket complete for 5 sights in Ravenna together (ticket office is near San Vitale Church), make sure you don't miss this amazing Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo as it is simply excellent and must-see sight. It is one of very few Arian Churches in the world that still stands because Gothic tribes were converted to Roman Catholic... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Aside from the beauty of the mosaics, it is interesting to see the ways in which they were used by rulers to represent and perhaps solidify their own power. The original mosaics were done under the orders of Theodoric, the Ostrogoth ruler: see the representations of the port of Ravenna (long since disappeared) to the left of the entrance and... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This place was not crowded and was easy to find. The nave of the church features two long panels of late-antique mosaics: one procession of male saints and one procession of female saints. They are brightly colored, detailed, and beautiful. The famous ship mosaic--almost a logo for Ravenna--is here.

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Connecticut
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

After a long day of touring mosaic sites, this was the last, and I wondered how much I would care. But when I saw it, I was absolutely enchanted! It is different from the other sites and spectacular in its own way. Get the 5-site ticket (only 11 euros) from the diocesan ticket office/gift shop near the basilica; it includes... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Amazing mosaics. Great atmosphere. One of a number of fantastic place in the town the town has a very differnt feel to Bologna. Not as atmospheric town but beautiful churches

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This church, which has had additions over the centuries was astonishing as we entered on a rainy day. Restorations were well done. We had a personal guide to point out the pictures and their meanings. The symbols and different eras were important to our understanding of the beautiful structure and accompanying cloisters. Don't miss this one.

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Address: Address: Via di Roma, 48100 Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ravenna  >  Ravenna

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