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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).
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
…..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
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.
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.
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.
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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
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
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 8.50€ (students). From March to mid-June you have to add 2.00€ to visit Mausoleo Galla Placidia due to touristic peak. The tickets last 7 days and you can see the above mentioned monuments one time each (during these 7 days). You can visit each site on your own, the guided tour is not compulsory.