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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 48 Attractions in Ravenna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We found this small, nondescript Church (Santa Eufemia) while on our way to a more well-known site. The mosaic "carpet" is in a very large underground room. There is a wakway from which you can view these magnificent Byzantine mosaics of the V-VI century AD. Of special interest and beauty are those mosaics decorated with geometric shapes, floral patterns, and... More

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walsall, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a ticket for free entry with our cruise ship shuttle service. We had already visited the Cripta Rasponi Giardini and the TAMO museum so we were not really expecting anything different to what we had seen! How wrong we were!! Entry was through a church and then little souvenir shop. We walked down the stairs (they did have a... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

In the basement of the church, archaelogical excavations reveal different levels of mosaics and foundations of the Early Middle Age. A splendid work of restoration.

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Rome, Italy
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place contains some mosaic floors, in some parts very well preserved, and two mosaics on the wall. Not first place to visit in Ravenna, but worth of a visit

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Lugano, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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30 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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New York
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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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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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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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