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ST. APOLLINARIS NUOVO AND ST. APOLLINARIS IN CLASSE

written by Bridget Brackett

Ostuni città bianca

The center of Ravenna is very favorable for a visit especially in spring, since the whole city is easily traveled by bicycle and only few kilometers away from the seaside resorts of the Adriatic coast.

The Basilica of St. Apollinaris Nuovo in Ravenna is a beautiful church, like nearly all the religious buildings of this fascinating city full of lively and colorful mosaics.

The three aisles, which is divided the church have different ranges of decorations, made at different times but all of them from the blinding beauty.

The decorations are certainly one of St. Apollinaris Nuovo features that you can not miss, and so are those of the Basilica of St. Apollinaris in Classe, located about 5 km outside Ravenna city centre and for visiting which you probably would better leave your bike unless you want ride a bit. St. Apollinaris in Classe has got a fantastic decoration of the vault of the mosaic, not to be missed with its amazing cross that represents a beautiful gemmed sky.

  • Interno di Sant'Appolinare nuovo
    Interno di Sant'Appolinare nuovo
  • L'interno di Sant'Appolinare nuovo
    L'interno di Sant'Appolinare nuovo
  • Sant'Appolinare nuovo facciata
    Sant'Appolinare nuovo facciata

RAVENNA: OTHER GUIDES

  • Saint Vitale’s Church and Galla Placidia Mausoleum

    written by Bridget Brackett

    Ravenna is renowned worldwide for being the city of mosaics, even if the Office of Tourism told me that this art was not born here but has been imported by the Byzantines. Surely one of the most fascinating shows that I saw during my trip to Emilia... continue

  • Ravenna's Sant'Apollinare Nuovo

    written by Alexandra Evans

    The last place we went to during our daytrip to Ravenna was the Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo which also houses amazing mosaics. This basilica fits the more conventional appearances of a church being a more rectangular shape than circular. It... continue

  • Daytrip to Ravenna

    written by Cedric Mills

    From the train station it wasn't very far to get to the center of the town. It was such a gorgeous day and Ravenna is a very quiet, picturesque town that it made for a really great trip. Ravenna is famous for its churches filled with mosaics. My... continue

  • The Mausoleo of Galla Placidia

    written by Cedric Mills

    The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is one of the eight structures in Ravenna inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1996. As it was built in 425-430, it’s the earliest mosaic monument. Its cupola is completely covered with mosaics, representing 8... continue

  • Orthodox's Baptistry

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The Battistero degli Ortodossi is the most ancient of Ravenna's monuments, dating from the late 4th to early 5th centuries. The dome of the baptistery has fantastic mosaics depicting Christ being baptized by John the Baptist, the group of apostles... continue

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