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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Brilliant mosaics and such craftwork. It’s awesome. Part of a 5 trip visit for €11.50. Magnificent inside and out! Go visit

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sawbograham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just marvelous: go and see it, they are among the best mosaics you'll be able to see on earth. and the church is also interesting for its basilica architecture (though less interesting by all means than far more complex and achieved San Vitale).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Stéphane L
Reviewed January 9, 2019

First built at the beginning of the 6th century by the king of the Ostrogoths; Theoderic. Inside the building the two main sides are completely covered in mosaics, the largest mosaic area in the world, dating from different periods. In fact the upper part was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed January 8, 2019

…..after Apollinare in Classe, this is rather disappointing in several ways, notably the over-restoration in the 19thC gave the two lines of male and female saints a uniformity and modernity of features that is anachronistic. As the two ranks on either side of the nave...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

After San Vitale and Galla Placidia, Sant' Apollinaire Nuovo is a little tame. But once you have focussed on the mosaics it's very beautiful and rewarding - and only a short walk from the other sites.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

This basilica is quite different from the other UNESCO designated ones that are included in the group ticket purchase. This basilica is larger and airier with a different feel and layout than the others. Still well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed December 4, 2018

If we hadn't been to St. Apollinare in Classe, we would have thought this superb, but since we had, it is just very good. Seeing possibly the first depiction of the last supper was great; the procession of virgins in the nave was beyond impressive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HannahHC2015
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This building is a true basilica, much longer than wide, and noticeably so when compared to the Basilica San Vitale. The mosaics extend the full distance on each side wall to culminate in the apse. Brilliantly colorful and clearly Christian. Truly marvelous. This attraction is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Interesting and very well preserved mozaics, altgough interrior of the church is a bit empty. Do not miss other Sant' Apollinare located in Classe, a bit away from city centre, but with very beautiful mozaics as well (and with funny metal sculptures of bulls in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bohdanromanowicz
Reviewed November 6, 2018

It is an absolute masterpiece, simple, elegant, and with an intriguing story. I suggest to hire a good guide in order to savor all the details.

Date of experience: August 2018
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September 14, 2017|
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Response from AdamL821 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are buses from the station to go there.
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May 1, 2016|
Response from 17AliceV | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are for the entire collection of UNESCO sites in Ravenna (Museo Arcivescovile, Battistero Neoniano, Basilica Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica San Vitale, Mausoleo Galla Placidia) and it costs 9.50€ (regular ticket) or... More
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June 27, 2015|
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It depends on the season... During the summer it gets a bit crowded the whole week long...
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