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Address: Via San Vitale | Via San Vitale, 48121 Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
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A little Gem

Just behind the San Vitale Church is this mausoleum. It is small and only set numbers of people are allowed in for five minutes at a time, but worth a visit as the mosaics are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Just behind the San Vitale Church is this mausoleum. It is small and only set numbers of people are allowed in for five minutes at a time, but worth a visit as the mosaics are stunning. Buy the combined ticket.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Compound tickets sold for this and the Basilica as well as I think 5 other buildings...gives you 7 days to see all so you need t rush

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Galla Placidia, the sister of the Roman Emperor Honorius (who transferred the capital of the Western Empire to Ravenna in 402 AD), probably built this little mausoleum around 425-450. From the outside it is an unprepossessing building with a plain brick exterior crowned by a small square tower. Inside, the lower part is clad in marble, while the upper parts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Captivating, next to Basilica St Vitale, you can only stay there for 5-10 minutes but we''d easily stay more to explore all celing mosaics

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Please pay a visit to it... It does cost a few euros extra, but the decoration is unique to the eyes and worth it.

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Parkes
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Brilliant mosaic colours up close. The 5 minute visit to minimise humidity effects was not controlled on our uncrowded early spring visit.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The smallest and the most impressive of Ravenna mosaics. Try to visit outside the tourist season and tourist hours - five minute limit of stay is not enough to take it in.

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A tiny jewel decorated with amazingly ancient mosaics, something unique to be found only in Ravenna. There is a combo ticket including other sites, all worth seeing and within walking distance from each other ... It's even very pleasant to stroll around in a place and meet locals who are very friendly and not burnt out because they see too... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Another awe inspiring and beautiful building and mosaics in Ravenna. Another place that must be visited!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Done miss this small jewel. Even if you just look at the alabaster windows, it would be worth visiting. It is right behind the Basilica and part of the same property.

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