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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Battistero degli Ariani

Battistero degli Ariani
Via degli Ariani 1, 48121 Ravenna, Italy
0544 35404
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Ranked #6 of 46 Attractions in Ravenna
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Genoa, Italy
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

After just finishing a weeks mosaic course in Ravenna, I was shuttled off to take a guided tour of Ravenna's famous mosaics. I was overwhelmed with the amount of skill and work involved in creating these works of art. Words alone cannot describe the wonder of these mosaics and how they have stood the test of time. The one with the man half immersed in water was a masterpiece and must see if you know anything at all about mosaic art.
I would also recommend hiring a guide to get the back story of these historical sights. It was worth it.

Visited July 2012
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“Small and perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

A smaller building, but with no entry fee and a perfect way to dip quickly into the world of Ravenna's mosaics if you are broke or booting it down to the train station. Cafe nearby, beautiful stone work and a fantastic rendering of Christ's baptism with the 12 apostles. Just wonderful.

Visited May 2012
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Claremont, Ca
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“Beautiful mosaics and frescoes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Another of the World Heritage sites featuring extraordinary mosaic religious art, the Arian Baptistery is one of the larger such sites. As with the others, the mosaic work is stunningly beautiful.

Visited May 2012
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“More beautiful mosaics”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

While you are in Ravenna you should buy the various combination tickets which admit you to different sites. All are worth visitng.

Visited May 2012
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“Beautiful mosaic ceiling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

This small baptistry is often overlooked but well preserved mosaics in the dome of the Baptism of Christ and of the Apostles. It is well worth hunting it down near the train station and dropoff point for bus tours.

Visited April 2012
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