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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant
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Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited as part of a tour organized by the Mosaic School and our guide was the daughter of our instructor. She is an art historian so we were the lucky recipients of her knowledge and passion. Beyond this we had the place to ourselves...More

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I first visited Ravenna back in the 1970's, it was a sleepy little provincial town with some rather plain brick-built buildings which contained the most amazing mosaics - nothing much has changed except that you now have to pay to visit the mosaics and...More

Thank CalBristol
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is really small and was a bit crowded, but the colours are incredible, the details, the quality of the mosaics is stunning for something that old.

Thank CXuor
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside is Roman brick work with arches. “It is simple on the outside. But once inside we will see the oldest mosaics of Ravenna of Roman-Hellenistic style,” said guide Marta. “The dome has a golden cross turned towards the East, with a blue sky...More

Thank ctsounis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now when you first see this place. You are going to say "Okay it's just another pile of Roman Bricks. so what!". But when you go inside that the effort is well paid for. As this is the final resting place for a woman who...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

built in 430 A.D. as a tomb for a Roman empress. Excellent mosaics that have lasted for todays enjoyment.

Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I was going to only three places in Ravenna, this would be one of them. Very impressive mosaics. It is in the same area of the St Vitale church. Another one in the top three.

Thank Prof23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was behind the Basilica di San Vitale next to the museo Nazionale. Gorgeous grounds containing all three buildings, very parklike. It was one of the five attractions on the inclusive ticket. All the buildings require a second visit and I hope one day to...More

Thank gerywag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't say enough about the beautiful mosaics. If you go to Ravenna, you will see t-shirts, magnets with mosaic stars, this is where you see the real thing.

Thank TSullivan2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is also a must and it will not disappoint, the marble is superb, especially in the windows, The colours are amazing.

Thank Douglas B
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6 April 2016|
Response from 17AliceV | Reviewed this property |
Tickets are for the entire collection of UNESCO sites in Ravenna (Museo Arcivescovile, Battistero Neoniano, Basilica Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica San Vitale, Mausoleo Galla Placidia) and it costs 9.50€ (regular ticket) or... More
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