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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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Via di Roma, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo was built by Teodorico (493-526). Originally a palatine church of Arian worship. According to tradition, the relics of Sant'Apollinare were transported here in the ninth century by the Basilica of Classe and from this took the name with the addition...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For just 9.50 get a ticket to see the top 5 mosaic encrusted buildings that are part of this Unesco world heritage site. The work that must have taken years to create these beautiful portraits and pictures is astounding and equally astonishing they remain to...More

Thank M H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the start of the Ravenna Mosaic Trail. The ticket office beside the basilica sells tickets that cover all the main sights. The main church has a mosaic frieze that you could study for hours. Don't miss the cloister next door.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This basilica has beautiful mosaics either side of the nave. The procession of the Magi on the left and the procession of the Martyrs on the right. Above them the apostles and saints and above those the miracles and parables and scenes of the passion....More

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This large basilica houses mosaics of the New Testament. Stunning details and brilliant colours. You probably don’t need a whole heap of time here / half an hour at most. There is a free WC on site.

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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

This is not a big cathedral by Italian standards and is none the worse for it. The chapels are the stand out feature but the nave and apse make heavy reference to the Roman period which is not surprising given its age.

Thank Saggy B
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

This church from Byzantine era has one of the good mosaic work art from Byzantine period. It has a large wall and ceiling full with tiny golden shining mosaic assembled together as a masterpiece of art to worship Christian Saints and Roman life. Tip: Watch...More

Thank Suwatss
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Has entire length of the church both sides covered in mosaics. Has bible stories on uppermost mosaics. When the byzantines came in, they covered the mosaic scenes that depicted the arian king. This one I highly recommend reading about, not just the history of the...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Well worth the longer walk to find this breathtaking Basilica. The mosaics are quite beyond belief, simply stunning

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Virgina C
15 September 2017|
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Response from AdamL821 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are buses from the station to go there.
Kathryn G
1 May 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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Carol S
27 June 2015|
Response from 17AliceV | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the season... During the summer it gets a bit crowded the whole week long...
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