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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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The "New" Church on the Block

Part of the package ticket, Nuovo has the great procession of mosaics down the side walls to the altar. Besides the mosaics it has the tell-tale bell tower of the area and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Part of the package ticket, Nuovo has the great procession of mosaics down the side walls to the altar. Besides the mosaics it has the tell-tale bell tower of the area and a great court yard for photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This for me was the best of the ' big five' that you get when you purchase your ticket to see the early Christian churches. The mosaics are simply uplifting and inspiring. The colours are stunning and the guide book I bought at the tourist office helped to point out that they were recently restored hence the striking colours. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The building is a short cab ride from the train station ... everything else in Ravenna can easily be reached by walking but Sant'Apollinare Noovo is about a 15-20 cab ride. It's definitely worth the time it takes to be there. The mosaics are outstanding, second only to San Vitale (and it's a very close second at that). Beautiful. Make... More 

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Mouscron
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice but as it's outlying from Ravenna 5 to 10km they would attract more visitors with free entrance

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was one of only two places we visited in Ravenna and it's worth it. Also included in the same ticket price as what we think is the top place to visit" Basilica de san Vitale.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

To prepare our trip to Ravenna we did a bit of homework which included reviews of this UNESCO site. But somehow this did not prepare us for the real thing - so vivid and vibrant that you almost forget this was made almost 15 centuries ago. Even the baroque annex did not spoil this impressive piece of art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I'm not a mosaic 'nut' but it's so important to see these great mosaics in Ravenna. Superb! They surround the upper level of the basilica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Like San Vitale and the Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, this UNESCO heritage site has beautiful mosaics. Ravenna is so rich in such treasures. I'm sure that most of those who visit Venice miss this treasure of a city. This basilica was the personal chapel of King Theodoric of the Ostergoths, who has captured it from the Romans. He created the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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