The Basilica of Sant' Apollinare in Classe is an important monument of Byzantine art near Ravenna, Italy. When the UNESCO inscribed eight Ravenna sites on the World Heritage List, it cited this basilica as "an outstanding example of the early Christian basilica in its purity and simplicity of its …
The Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe
The west front or façade.
The apse is lavishly decorated with mosaics, such as the Crux Gemmata
Mosaic panel of Constantine IV granting privilege to the Ravennate church.