Luogo - Religious building
Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo (Sito UNESCO)
Where Via di Roma, 53, Ravenna
It is ncluded into UNESCO World Heritage Sites, in serial track "Paleochristian Monuments of Ravenna". Current denomination dates back to the 9th century, when the relics of Apollinare archbishop, due to frequent pirate incursions, were transferred from the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Class to the intramurary. The Basilica was erected by the King Theodoric in 505 as an Arian cult church. It is a three-nave building, preceded by a 16th century porch. Externally it has a salient facade, made of brick. Like all the Ravenna churches of Imperial (up to 402-476), Ostrogothic (up to 476-540) and Justinian periods (from 540-565 onwards), Sant'Apollinare Nuovo is also decorated with marvelous mosaics. The opposing processions of Saints Martyrs and Sante Virgins along the aisle were executed during Byzantine rule and highlighted some of the characteristics of Oriental art.