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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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If you want to be remembered 1500 years later

I cannot imagine what this daughter would think if she saw the number of visitors her mausoleum was receiving 1500 hundred years into the future. Just steps away from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I cannot imagine what this daughter would think if she saw the number of visitors her mausoleum was receiving 1500 hundred years into the future. Just steps away from the Basilica of San Vitale, this tomb defies superlatives. The designs and mosaics look as fresh and bright as the day they were placed on the walls and ceilings. Geometric designs,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous small Mausoleum of Empress Galla Placidia, decorated with rich mosaics. An amazing little gem. It can be visited at the end of a tour of important places in Ravenna or at the beginning. I would recommend at the beginning because, along with the Church of San Vitale next door, it is the most complete example of Bizantine art in... More 

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Ravenna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful mosaics and also a very interesting bio for Gallina Placida. No question that today she would be in every celebrity magazine.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Beautiful ceiling, where you will see the original blue sky and star patterns made so famous in mosaic reproductions. Small space, so try to go when the crowds aren't present.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The mosaic friezes in this small, perfectly-formed mausoleum simply take the breath away with their beauty, dazzling colours and awe-inspiring craftsmanship Complexity and simplicity in equal measure. A humbling and life-changing experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Its easy to forget how long these beautiful mosaics have been in existence. These mosaic tapestries are colorful, and full of life! Some parts look modern, and have a sense of depth that surprised me. The ceiling is stunning and has a beautiful blue tone which starts to look like a starry sky if you look long enough. It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Such a small place, but stuffed to the brim with stunningly beautiful mosaics and artefacts. The ceiling decoration of a beautiful blue night sky full of twinkling stars is quite romantic and moving.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Tiny, with an unassuming exterior, this Mausoleum provides lots of Wow Factor. Stunning mosaics line the ceilings and the walls, and although the tourist load was generally light, most people opted to sit on the seats at the perimetre and let it soak in. Well worthwhile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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