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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe

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Beautiful church on the mosaic route

Built in the 6th century, it stands south of Ravenna and used to be the main church of the Port of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vicenza, Italy
Start at the very begining.....

.....with a magnificent basilican church, up and running before Christianity was brought to England... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Built in the 6th century, it stands south of Ravenna and used to be the main church of the Port of Classe. The structure is that of a typical basilica with a main nave and two aisles separated by greek columns with capitals in the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

.....with a magnificent basilican church, up and running before Christianity was brought to England by Augustine – heaven knows what was going on in Wales or North Britain at that time but certainly not building on this scale. The sheer size of a building consecrated...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, the mosaics are a plenty, there is so much to see here and there is a book shop off to the side.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank j0anne20
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral with a wander il mosaico is always a great welcome. Personnel needs to improve due to the young age.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

There are wonderful mosaics in Ravenna. No doubt about it. In my opinion, if you have seen Basilica di San Apolonare Nuovo, Battistero Neoniano, Museo Arcivescovile e Cappella di San Andrea and Basilica di San Vitale and Mausoleum di Galla Placidia- all in the old...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

There is a different flavor to this basilica than to others in Ravenna, though the main focus is its excellent mosaics. As others have noted, bring a monocular or binoculars as the best of the mosaics are up high. I have seen "time spent" numbers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leon M
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We took the #4 bus to Classe to visit this attraction. The cost per bus ticket is currently 1.30 Euro and can be purchased in tobacco shops. We planned to eat lunch nearby so needed two tickets per person to get there and back. (I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Classe is a short train ride away from Ravenna so if you have time, this church is worth visiting. It’s 5EUR to get in and it’s about a ten minute walk from the train station. You will probably end up spending about 30 minutes at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank buttercup1211
Reviewed 19 September 2018

What can one say that hasn't been said over and over. This is an absolute must see when visiting Ravenna, Find some way of getting here if you do not have your own transport. Some of the oldest 5th Century mosaics are here. This is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank late_starters40
Reviewed 26 August 2018

If you're in Ravenna, this is another must see. It is a little out of the way, outside of town. We took a cab and had him wait. The mosaics are beautiful and show quite a bit of life back in the 5th century. Separate...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Adrian G
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There is not a specific guided tour of this Church, but you can buy a cumulative ticket that allows you to visit this Church + National Museum of Ravenna (+ Mausoleo of Teodorico as third option). Regards
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