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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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Address: Via San Vitale | Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
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The precious pearl of Ravenna

Again I was struck by the atmosphere when entering into the room. Thanks to the period (February) we were alone where normally crowds of people wait for entering. The intimacy of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Otricoli, Italy
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Otricoli, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Again I was struck by the atmosphere when entering into the room. Thanks to the period (February) we were alone where normally crowds of people wait for entering. The intimacy of this room, the beauty to be under the dark blue sky with brilliant stars. the mosaics in the niches, the feeling of past times, love and calmness despite the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. Have seen wonderful mosaics in Sicily, Rome, etc but these top the lot for detail and colour. Well worth a special trip to Ravenna.

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San Carlos, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Experts maintain that the mosaics in the Mausoleo are the best preserved and the most artistically perfect of all mosaic monuments; it is hard to argue with this point of view after one has visited the Mausoleo. These are indeed magnificent mosaics. But what is, for me, even more extraordinary is that they are so close to your face, to... More 

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Rockland, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This mausoleum contains some of the most incredible mosaics - they are simply stunning. This mausoleum is on the ground son the Basilica di San Vitale and, as with the Basilica, it should not be missed

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Galla's story is a great one but her resting place is even better. Visiting the Basilica San Vitale is a MUST so head out the side door and see Galla's place while there....you won't be sorry

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

It's small and dark, but the mosaics are remarkable. It's behind the Basilica di San Vitale, so if you see one, you should see the other.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Mausoleo de Galla Placidia is absolutely breathtaking and my personal favourite out of the mosaics in Ravenna. It's magical with the colourful sealing and the very realistic portraits. If there is one place to visit in Ravenna this is it!

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Silicon Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

If you've gone to San Vitale, then you must stop in here. Be prepared to experience it quickly if the staff are enforcing the 5 minute visit rule, which thankfully during our slow off-season day they were not.

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is another site on the tourist pass, and it is well worth seeing. It is small, but not crowded, and the information is clearly presented. The age of the tombs is particularly impressive.

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Next to the Basilica San Vitale and the Museum, its a bit like a Tardis as the outside gives no real clue of the treasures inside. Stunning mosaics that reflect her place in history.

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