Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Classe

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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. Arrange your visit to Basilica di Sant'Apollinare in Classe and discover more family-friendly attractions in Classe using our Classe trip itinerary builder.
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  • Unfortunately a bit hidden but when you finally find parking and then the entrance you enter a beautiful environment. The mosaics are beautiful but and sobriety of the Church that enchants. Need to take the time to see well even the sensational sarcophagi aligned behind the side columns. The price of Euro 6.50 it overdone for this site. Need to take the time! o
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  • Byzantine jewelry, mosaics, but is not included in the ticket of the monuments in Ravenna. A single ticket is much more and, in my opinion, unjustified compared to all the other beauties of Ravenna.
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  • Within the framework of our holiday in Emilia Romagna we took a day trip to Ravenna. Particularly worth seeing there is something outside the Basilica of St. Apollinaris in classe. This must by no means behind her "sister", the Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, hide. A third very things building, yet the Basilica San would be to mention Vitale. All three objectives are worth definitely, to get an insight into the Church and cultural history.
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  • This has to be the most implausible location for the "best preserved byzantine church in western europe". Drive past the strip of shops and supermarkets on the outskirts of ravenna and then out into the agricultural fields and fairly low cost new houses. Be very thankful for Google maps as it navigates you around the tenth roundabout. And then you see most implausibly an old church coming into view on the edge of a field. This remoteness presumably explains the extraordinary state of repair of the church. Apparently everything is as it would have been around 1300 years ago, in an almost perfect state of repair. The mosaics are of course lovely (though not our favourite of the trip) , as is the calm elegance of the church. but what really struck us was the series of sarcophagi of all the early ravenna bishops. The early ones are incredible works of art. By the 700s they have regressed enormously: the dark ages illustrated. A great way to finish off a trip to see ravenna's mosaics.
  • It was founded in 505 by King Theodoric Arian worship goto. Was integrated into Catholic worship only after 540, when Emperor Justinian assimilated Ravenna to the Byzantine Empire. The basilica took its present name only in the 9th century after there had been brought the relics of Saint Apollinare, the first bishop of Ravenna. One of the most beautiful and beloved works of ravenna.
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  • Exceptional monument. The mosaics are lovely and not to be missed. The entire complex is worth a visit carefully and not rushed.
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  • Definitely deserves a visit inside though, given the cost of the ticket not really popular, you could expect something more (outside Park, crypt, chapels, Bell Tower not accessible).
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  • Very nice from the point of view of architectural and decorative Large naves Windows that run through all the aisles and semicircular arches between the columns separators Bravo Sant'Apollinare
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