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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe

Via Romea Sud 224, 48124 Classe, Italy
+39 0544 543724
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A peaceful and very grand basilica

This grand basilica is practically marooned in the middle of the plain surrounding Ravenna and is... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
CalBristol
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Gorgeous

One of the most beautiful churches I have seen in Italy. Incredible mosaics and beautiful... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
lukelives
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Via Romea Sud 224, 48124 Classe, Italy
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

This grand basilica is practically marooned in the middle of the plain surrounding Ravenna and is some way outside the town. The interior of the basilica is elegant, full of light and larger than the basilicas in the town. The columns lead your eye down...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful churches I have seen in Italy. Incredible mosaics and beautiful Corinthian columns.

Thank lukelives
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

The mosaics in this paleo-Christian church have been one of the highlights of my trip to northern Italy. While it is tempting just to see the ones in Ravenna city centre, this basilica to the south of Ravenna is a gem. The mosaics represent a...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Looking for Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo we decided to take the bus. That was a good choice because it is not in walking distance from the other attractions of Ravenna. The Basilica is build in what used to be a place far outside of Ravenna....More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

We agreed this was one of the best mosaics "in" Ravenna but feel that you can easily skip this one when the 5 / 6 places in the center satisfy your interest for mosaics or when you can't get here easily.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Read elsewhere on the internet about the political and religious conflicts that led to Classe being dismantled and important objects being moved to Ravenna. This is the only major UNESCO mosaic site outside of the old historic district, and the fact that it remains at...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

It was a little frustrating trying to figure out how to get a bus ticket at the train station and then to figure out where specifically to stand to catch the bus (if you stand at the wrong place - you just wasted 20-30 minutes)....More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A little outside of Ravenna is the Basilica di Sant'Apollinare en Classe. After a day of touring Ravenna, it is tempting to pass by this mosaic gem. We recommend you fight that temptation. It really is the final stop for mosaic tourism, as no where...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Our little group of Prinsendam cruisers has followed Silvia Belletti into the church to learn about the artwork. At the Sarcophagus of Archbishop Theodorus she tells us the Peacocks on the lid are eternal life. The sheeps and cross with Alpha and Omega on the...More

Thank Mike P
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Well worth the trip out from Ravenna if you have a car (or by bike) Beautiful church in very peaceful surroundings. Fantastic mosaics of sheep (on thee theme of the Lord as My Shepherd).

Thank Albia-Newton
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adriangerman
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Response from 17AliceV | Reviewed this property |
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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