Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Classe

Constructed during the sixth century upon the foundations of an even earlier site, Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe is one of the world's most well-preserved early Christian churches. Admire the marble columns lining the basilica's aisles, as well as the intricate nature of the bishops' tombs spread around the building. Notice the structure's mixed architectural heritage as you observe add-ons and modifications from the centuries following its creation. Be sure to note the apse's detailed mosaics and wall frescoes, as well as their significance to the devout Christian population that once worshipped here. Using our custom trip planner, Classe attractions like Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Palatine Church of Theodoric, converted to Christian Church in Byzantine times ... a must see, but you must have a guide or get information first in order to capture the full beauty of this ancient place!
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  • Left this for our last morning , on the way to Bologna. LOVED IT. Went on a Sunday, here was a mass on, but they allowed the entry, which was free. Gorgeous mosaics! Would’ve loved to appreciate this ...  more »
  • A Romanesque church, which in all its simplicity, conveys the essence of cristianetà. What a gem of Romanesque art with its Byzantine mosaic that adorned the apse transmits all the magic that we read in the books of Roman history.
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  • 6th century Roman cathedral unbelievably large for such a small village. In the past, Classe used to be a bussling port. Accessible by bus from Ravenna and thankfully enjoyable in silence
  • Remarkably intact early Christian exceptional apse mosaics, and an extraordinary history.
  • This Church is another great proof of Ravenna's ancient greatness. Even if located outside from other city centre attractions, it's worth a visit. I don't understand why this church has a different ticket (5 euros) from other churches and it's not included in the package.
  • One among 8 Unesco monuments in Ravenna. The one I like best
  • Though it can seem like a hike to get here, is worth it even after seeing Ravenna's many mosaics. The church itself also is noteworthy: compared to its counterparts be city, it's huge!
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