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Ravenna: Combo Classis Museum and Santa Apollinare Cathedral
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Step into the captivating city of Ravenna and delve into its rich heritage. Unravel the mysteries of the past at the esteemed Classis Museum, where ancient relics whisper secrets of a bygone era. Next, allow yourself to be mesmerized by the ethereal beauty of the Basilica of Santa Apollinare di Classe, a true treasure of the city. This unforgettable experience will leave you enchanted and yearning for more.
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Embark on a fascinating adventure through the rich history of Ravenna and its surroundings, an unforgettable experience that will introduce you to the majestic Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe and the innovative Museum of the City and Territory, a treasure trove of knowledge and innovation. Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe Step into the ancient splendor of the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, a masterpiece of 6th-century architecture and mosaic art. As you wander along the side aisles, you'll be surrounded by ancient marble sarcophagi and fragments of original mosaics, remnants of the basilica's original flooring. Your gaze will be captivated by the stunning mosaics adorning the apse, featuring vivid depictions of the Transfiguration of Jesus and Sant'Apollinare in prayer, surrounded by symbolic lambs. The intricate details and rich colors will transport you back in time, immersing you in the history and spirituality that permeate this sacred place. Be amazed by the 7th-century panels featuring Byzantine Emperor Constantine IV and biblical scenes of Abraham, Abel, and Melchizedek, offering a unique glimpse into the history and culture of the time. Museum of the City and Territory The adventure continues at the cutting-edge Museum of the City and Territory, a recipient of the 2021 innovation award. Here, you'll embark on a journey through the history and culture of Ravenna and its surroundings. Through essential chronological milestones and innovative exhibitions, you'll be transported through the centuries of evolution of this captivating city. From a large mosaic symbolizing the indissoluble bond between Ravenna and the sea to a Timeline marking the crucial epochs of the city's history, each step will bring you closer to understanding the roots and identity of Ravenna. Delve into the sections dedicated to daily life and spirituality, explore the reconstructions of ancient places of worship and residences of Ravenna's citizens, and be fascinated by the innovative technologies that enrich the museum experience. As you conclude your journey through the past and present of Ravenna and Classe, you'll appreciate the profound historical and cultural significance of these places. Thanks to the engaging educational activities offered by the museum, you'll have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and further explore this rich heritage. Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast, or simply a curious traveler, Ravenna will welcome you with open arms, offering an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lasting memories and a profound appreciation for the beauty and diversity of our world.