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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
+39 0544 541688
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Ravenna 3-Hour Private Walking Tour
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Private Day Tour of Ravenna and Ferrara
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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 3 days ago

Do not enter when the light is on, wait until it goes off, then enter in the dark, you will see on a side the coin-operated light system, wait for all of your group to be inside, and then put the coin in the machine....More

Thank Franco C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small building is usually cramed with viewers, but if you stay longer than the common three minutes, you can have the place to yourself for a few seconds now and again. Also, stand off center and you won't be bumped by selfy sticks and...More

Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 9 November 2017

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 5 November 2017

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

Thank bonitabuffalo
Reviewed 3 November 2017

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 31 October 2017

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
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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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