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Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

Via di Roma, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Via di Roma, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the first place we visited after leaving the train station and it was by far the best. The mosaics are breathtaking! The fact that it wasn't designed as a church added to the appeal. The mosaics were untainted by renaissance additions and the...More

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Built by the Ostrogoth King Theodoric in the 6th Century, using recylced marble columns from a pagan temple, they seem to make the long nave seem longer and harks back to the original Roman basilicas that were used for business and dispensing justice. Above the...More

1  Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The long nave mosaics above superb capitals are a must see to get an idea of what an Early Christian church was like. Though the figures are rather large, binoculars are handy to see details.

Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked it less than the basilica San Vitale and the Mausoleo di Galla Placida, but it's difficult to rate such impressive and beautiful monuments. The mosaics are very detailed and full of stories. This is definitely worth going, and it's part of the 5...More

Thank CXuor
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The mosaics are beautiful. The more modern decoration is also nice. The simple Romanesque architecture is also interesting for those used to more elaborate Gothic or later churches. It is one of the Unesco monuments in Ravenna and it is worth seeing. The visit does...More

Thank Prof23
Reviewed 1 November 2017

I agree with the suggestion of a previous post that this is a good church to start a self-directed tour of Ravenna. It is also the closest major church to the train station. It is not crowded and the staff seem a lot friendlier than...More

1  Thank geckopoo
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This was also on the same ticket but not as interesting as the other four but worth the visit nevertheless. Do see all of them.

Thank gerywag
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A most amazing play of intimacy in a space populated by gorgeous Byzantine mosaics. Not at all crowded, allowing you to wander unhurriedly through the space. Beautiful columns and little shrines along the flanks.

Thank HansiZhai
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Part of the combined ticket ...... an easy stroll along the flat streets of Ravenna. Great panels of mosaic ...different in nature from the other sights ... of course you should see this!

Thank SeeWhatDSees
Reviewed 24 October 2017

From a walking distance from the station, this is a good place to start your tour through Ravenna. Impressive church with beautiful mosaics, Ravenna has better in my opinion, but still worth a Visit.

Thank MarceluitAlmere
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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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28 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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