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Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra

via Barbiani | ingresso chiesa di S. Eufemia,, Ravenna, Italy
0544 36136
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Ranked #7 of 44 attractions in Ravenna
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra is one of the most important Italian archaeological discoveries of recent decades. The Domus is accessed through the... more »
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Lugano, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a simple museum. At first, you'll wonder if you should have bothered. One room? Don't miss it! The examples of mosaic floors are excellent, and the two on the wall provide a unique opportunity to view these close-up. Also, notice the places where you can look through the walkway below to see the floor below. It's a special... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Original mosaics on the floor, well restored and carefully displayed. There are many rooms, though no walls between them. It is not a big place. I recommend to walk slowly and observe the details of every pattern, and then look straight and see all of them together. The view is wonderful!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

These mosaics are very different from the brilliantly-colored, sparkling ones elsewhere in Ravenna. The colors here are muted and the tiles are stone. Although most of the interior walls are gone, there are about a dozen "rooms" each with a different mosaic floor. Some are intricate geometric patterns, others more naturalistic. The center room has a beautiful mosaic of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What you see is the footprint of the entire ground floor of a home that belonged to a high ranking court official. Each floor is a beautiful mosaic, and every room is different. Geometric and floral patterns, as well as symbolic figures. Fourteen rooms in all. Very impressive.

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were in Ravenna primarily to see the famous Byzantine mosaics at the Basilica of San Vitale. On the walk there, we discovered the archaeological complex of the House of Stone Carpets, accessed through the Church of Sant’Eufemia. This site was apparently uncovered just 20 years ago during the construction of an underground garage. What a treasure has been brought... More

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Only took 15 minutes to view this. In a central location. Cheap to enter. A good free video before hand. Worth visiting.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A trip to the Domus dei Tappeti is worth your time. See the most intricate mosaics, preserved well and illuminated so that viewers can get the "Big Picture" of how immense and intricate these ancient homes' decorations actually were.

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northumberland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

If you like mosaic floors then this is the place for you. Staff very helpful with explanations and information.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This site is different than the other places in Ravenna. Beautiful stone floors that were discovered recently. Worth a visit.

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Sheffield
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The house of stone carpets is just amazing - so much has survived intact. Really well done as an attraction too - you get to see it all from the walkways without damaging it.

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