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Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra

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Address: via Barbiani | ingresso chiesa di S. Eufemia,, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: 0544 36136
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This 6thC AD site is unique in Ravenna in that the mosaics at the Domus are secular in nature; nearly all the mosaics in Ravenna are religious in context. That being said, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Carlos, CA
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San Carlos, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This 6thC AD site is unique in Ravenna in that the mosaics at the Domus are secular in nature; nearly all the mosaics in Ravenna are religious in context. That being said, the mosaics of the Domus, and in particular the “Dance of the Geniuses of the Seasons” are wonderful to behold. I do not think, however, that they are... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We went there based on recommendation from a friend, but it turned to be a disappointing expensive waste of time. Did not enjoy it at all. Over priced, especially if you add to it the audio guide. Better use the time to visit something else in the town.

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Verona, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The house of "stone carpets", i.e. mosaic floors, is a really different experience from what you see on the main "mosaic trail" in Ravenna. All those basilicas and mausoleums are religious buildings and the stunning mosaics contained within them are naturally all of religious themes. By contrast, this house, consisting of 14 rooms and 3 courtyards, was inhabited by a... More 

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Scotch Plains
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Considering the wonderful mosaics throughout this city which are included in the city's museum package, the 4 euro to enter this venue where photos are forbidden and there is very scarce information offered -is just not worth the time or money.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

In contrast to the Bysantine mosaics, here you will see remains of a Roman era house floors. Most of the floors are designs, but there are a few very nice depictions of figures. Worth a visit if you like mosaics...but why else would you come to Ravenna? (Actually it is a very lovley town in its own right)

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Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very well conserved historical display of how the population lived during the Roman era. This site is not big so it is quite quick to see but very interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Discovered around 15 years ago while a firm was trying to build an underground parking garage, the floors date back almost 2000 years. The explanations in English are few, and you are well-advised to get an audioguide, for which you do have to pay 2 euros in addition to the 4-euro entry fee. The floor mosaics fall short of being... More 

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Ravenna is full of mosaics, so why bother to come and look at a whole lot more? Well, these mosaics discovered during excavations prior to building a garage, give you a great insight into how they lived in the Late Antique period, If you have been to Pompeii you have learned the layout of the standard Roman house - these... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Don't miss this excavation through layers of Ravenna history down to 6th cen tury mosaic floors. Get the English audio guide to get a better idea of what you are seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very well presented floor mosaics with excellent explanatory information panels although they would be better placed at each floor rather than at the entrance. well worth a visit

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