Day 4: Ravenna and Venice

In the morning we drove from Modena to Classe, a small town 8 km from Ravenna. There we visited the Basilica of St. Apollinaire, built between 532 and 549 AD. The Basilica is a beautiful structure. The Christian imagery in the mosaic high above the altar is very different from images produced much later during the Renaissance. After our stop in Classe, we went into Ravenna where we spent the afternoon and then headed to Venice, arriving in the late afternoon.