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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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A Place to Stay Forever

Beautifully preserved. It really gives the sense of the opulence of royalty zoo many centuries ago. It is very peaceful when the tour buses aren't running through

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautifully preserved. It really gives the sense of the opulence of royalty zoo many centuries ago. It is very peaceful when the tour buses aren't running through

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It is very small, but beautiful and unique. Despite its small size, you'd be amazed at how much time you'll want to spend inside of this cave-like structure filled with beautiful tiles

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Smaller but even more dramatic than the basilica of San Vitale on the same grounds. And there were virtually no other tourists.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

After visiting the San Vitale you might think that it can't get anymore astonishing. Well, the mosaics in the Mausoleo are so close that you can almost touch them (which ofcourse you won't). This adds to the respect for the craftsmenship and the creativity of the artists. Too bad you can not stay for more than 5 minutes as extended... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Galla Placidia was one of my favorite places in Ravenna. We were there in late October, and the weather was splendid and there were not too many visitors. (I refuse to call people who visit Ravenna "tourists.") The mosaics are beautiful and fascinating. I was sorry that we couldn't spend more time inside, but there is a limited time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This tiny mausoleum is also filled with tens of thousands of tiny tiles that form incredible mosaics. I think this small site has better mosaics than the San Vitale Basilica. the colors are just amazing. Due to the environment you are limited to the length of time you can visit here (although nobody seemed to be enforcing it). A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Mausoleo di Galla Placidia is next to San Vitale and is included in the ticket. You might be tempted to skip past this little gem if you are in a hurry. It looks so small and plain from the outside. However, you will be amazed by the quality of the mosaics, just as you were at San Vitale next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Mausoleo di Galla Placidia is next to San Vitale and is included in the ticket price. Of course, you will go to see it and, or course, you will be amazed by the mosaics inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Don't let it's size fool you. There is a reason this the second best UNESCO site in Ravenna. San Vitale was my favorite but this is a close second. It is located on the grounds of San Vitale, so if you are in Ravenna, the top 2 sites are together and are part of a package ticket with the Archiepiscopal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is perhaps my favorite site in Ravenna. The tiny mausoleum was built for Galla Placidia, wife, mother and daughter of Emperors. The four evangelists are in the center of the dome. Alabaster windows give a golden light. The blue and rainbow Roman scrolls are brilliantly colored.

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Additional Information about Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

Address: Via San Vitale | Via San Vitale, 48121 Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0544 541688
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Ravenna  >  Ravenna
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

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