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Photo of Sant'Apollinare in Classe


Nave looking east. The basilica has a tall and wide nave with side aisles. There are 58 wide windows, including five in the apse, which flood the interior with light. The nave is supported on two dozen slender marble columns topped with Byzantine carved capitals. These are not ancient spoils, but a perfectly matched set made specifically for the church in the imperial workshop of Proconnesos.

Photo © Sant'Apollinare Nuovo.