Entry price: € 5.00
Red. - 50% from 18 to 25 years; Cumulative National Museum, Mausoleum of Theodoric and Basilica of St. Apollinare in Classe: 10 €. Free: under 18 and over 65 years, groups and schools
Weekdays: 8.30-19.30. Holidays: 13-19.30. The ticket office closes 30 minutes before. Every Sunday until 13 religious services are celebrated.
Telephone: +39 0544 473569
It was built by Giuliano Argentario on behalf of Archbishop Ursicinus during the first half of 6th century. It is one of the most perfect Basilicas in Ravenna. Besides its architectonic structure, it is well-known for its mosaics and marble sarcophagi of former archbishops along the side naves.
The basilica on the seashore
When the basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe was built 1500 years ago it was on the seashore. The imposing architecture of the basilica ground plan, which stands today in the country just outside Ravenna, was originally intended to stand on the Adriatic coast where it was built but which is now a few kilometres away. In fact it is right next to the Basilica that we find the extensive archaeological area of the ancient city of Classe, home of the Roman fleet.
Source: local Staff of Ravenna