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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore

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Take in the highlights of Ravenna in just hours without the hassle of following a map and guidebook with this walking tour through the historic center. Admire the UNESCO-listed Byzantine mosaics in the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare, Basilica of San Vitale, and Mausoleum of Galla Placidia; stop at Dante’s tomb; and stroll through the city’s lanes to sample local specialties like piadina flatbread and traditional cheeses.
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maya wrote a review Jun 2020
Belgrade, Serbia71 contributions216 helpful votes
we came here with a group...and it was marvelous experience to visit a church and remain a memories of ancient medevial times...nice church with calm atmosphere and we take very good tour and enjoy in a story of tourist guide..
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Asiyah Noemi K wrote a review Feb 2020
Pula, Croatia4,381 contributions37,795 helpful votes
The beautiful Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is located in the city center, in a small square just behind the apse of San Vitale. The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore was erected by Bishop Ecclesius between 525 and 532, and rebuilt in 1671 in baroque style on the basis of a design by Pietro Grossi. The facade, with salients, is devoid of decorations. In the brick wall, the simple portal opens in the center and, more elsewhere, a rectangular window. The cylindrical beautiful and interesting bell-tower dates back to the 9th-10th century. The church hosts late-Renaissance paintings and sculptures ( mosaic with the image of the Madonna and child seated ), and the tomb of the Ravenna architect Camillo Morigia (1743-1795). At the bottom of the left aisle, it is possible to admire a painting by Luca Longhi, who portrays Saint Paul visiting Saint Agatha in prison. The interesting thing about Santa Maria Maggiore Church is that Altar is dedicated to Our Lady of Tumors and is a common belief that we can be cured of cancer.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Diane K wrote a review Jul 2019
Venice, Florida3,419 contributions814 helpful votes
This church is right outside the complex for the UNESCO sites of San Vitale and the mausoleum Galla Placidia. It is rather plainly decorated inside in comparison to the other structures.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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The Weak Knee Traveler wrote a review Oct 2017
Singapore, Singapore11,794 contributions700 helpful votes
This is a nice little church located opposite Basilica di S. Vitale. It is free and hence good for a short visit even though it doesn't have impressive mosaic like the Basilica. As it is quiet, it is a good place for prayer.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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John M wrote a review Oct 2017
Santa Cruz, California4,107 contributions392 helpful votes
Compared to the spectacular basilicas with mosaics, this church is a little plain, but have a look if you are walking by. Part of our mosaic tour of Ravenna. We started with a list and only actually missed one attraction in three days. Every attraction except one out of town was reached by walking in close proximity to the historic city center. We did not move the car one time, other than to arrive and leave town. Print some papers in advance from the internet and carry them with you to help you understand what you are looking at. Buy a nice photo book to take home and continue your studies.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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