OK, the mosaics and history at Basilica S. Appolinaire Nuovo are incredible, but most are so high up near the ceiling that one can’t appreciate them. The history of why changes were made to the mosaics are very interesting. At 4:00 p.m. on a very dark, rainy day, they turned the lights off, so we really couldn’t appreciate the works.... 更多
San Vitale perhaps has finer mosaics, but Sant'Apollinare Nuovo definitely has the most. The church is like a Byzantine comic strip with New Testament scenes running all along the sides of the nave. I loved the image of Christ raising Lazarus from the dead where Lazarus is depicted as a mummy in his tomb. You can even spot disembodied hands... 更多
This is one of 5 places to visit with a single ticket that you can buy for about ten euro and it allows you to visit the main attraction and must see historical places in Ravenna. You can purchase your ticket there and walk to the other five from there.
this old church has lovely Byzantine mosaics. Look especially for an image of the Last Supper around a Roman table, and the three Wise Men in leopard pants! it is definitely worth a visit even if you are not interested in History.
The mosaics here seem the most impressive but other visitors feel San Vitale or Mausoleo are the best. Maybe it's because they don't dominate in quite the same way and 'undermine' the purpose of the building which is in essence for worship not for admiration of craftsmanship, The arch over the main space and the saints along the walls are... 更多
Even if you have seen the other basilica in Ravenna, take the time to visit this one. It is one of the 8 UNESCO heritage sites in Ravenna. The mosaics are quite distinct. It dates from the 6th C - thus more than 1500 years ago. The ceiling is coffered and intricately designed. The mosaics lining each side of the... 更多
This was the last place we visited while in Ravenna. We had been in every other UNESCO sight and marveled at all the mosaics, but when we entered this church our jaws dropped. Absolutely beautiful. Must see.
Should visit, easily can spend an hour, hour and a half. Recommend. You can buy a pass to visit Saint Vicole, the Basilica and Baptistery within one week