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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank carlottac234
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Built by Teodorico, King of Italy, to hold the relics of St Apollinaris. It contains unique mosaics showing his palace on the one side and the city of Classe and its harbor on the other side. It also shows a picture of the Three Magi,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank filopella
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I did not know St. Apollianare would have been destroyed during WWII. A Russian Jew, born in Belgium, saved this masterpiece of Byzantine architecture for us to enjoy. Popski was awarded the Distinguished Service Order November 1944, during joint operations with the 27th Lancers and...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We were in Ravenna for just a day and this is the last church we visited and it is just as beautiful as all the ones we saw earlier. The mosaics are amazing. We came earlier in the afternoon and it was not crowded at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank buttercup1211
Reviewed October 26, 2018

We used our UNESCO ticket to get in here (which we bought in a shop near San Vitale, but I think it might be possible to buy them outside this Basilica too). The mosaics along the sides of the main central area of the church...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

Our first stop from the train while visiting Ravenna. A great intro to the mosaics of this amazing city. There is a small museum on site, but I didn't find it that interesting. But the tiles in the Basilica were quite amazing and beautiful. I...More

Date of experience: October 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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