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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

It's an unforgettable must of this city. It perfectly shows various artistic styles and periods of time. Ravenna is very rich in this subject: from the Romain to the gothic and modern periods, you really can admire everywhere a lot of pieces of the story...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This church is a little different than the others in Ravenna. Although created in the 5th-6th century, and thus contemporaneous with the mosaics in Basilica San Vitale, it has a classical, rather than a Byzantine feel. The long rows of Greek columns harken back and...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Ravenna is a beautiful city and the historic centre is compact and pedestrianised so it's easy to get around. We bought the five-stop ticket which is great value and gives entry to the top five sites. This basilica is a sheet of wonderful mosaic. It's...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This church was one of the 5 sites we visited with our combo ticket in Ravenna, which is valid for 7 days, but it´s also possible to make them all on the same day. Recommended to buy the guide book from the shop and then...More

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Virgina C
15 September 2017|
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Response from Adam L | 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
28 June 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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