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Basilica di Sant Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna

After a gruelling night making the most of Notte d’Oro, we all assembled early on the Sunday morning for our walking tour of the historic buildings with Anna Missirolli, our guide for the morning.

Anna had the full attention of everyone throughout the morning. She was an engaging guide and very knowledgeable.

The basilica has a substantial front  tower .

The simple external facade gives no indication of the internal stately brightness of the basilica. Anna explained the symbolism in the mosaic panels.


Anna explained that some restoration had been over-enthusiastic and some compositions had been changed. Some of the symbolism in the upper panels is still unknown.




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