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Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra

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Address: via Barbiani | ingresso chiesa di S. Eufemia,, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
Phone Number: 0544 36136
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Secular mosaics contrast with religious and royal Ravenna mosaics

I heard about the discovery of these in the 90's and they're the reason I first wanted to visit Ravenna! This was the first place we visited on our day trip from Bologna. 3... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
HarleMin
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I heard about the discovery of these in the 90's and they're the reason I first wanted to visit Ravenna! This was the first place we visited on our day trip from Bologna. 3 metres below the Church of St Euphemia in via Barbiani, the carpet stretches for ages, it's wonderful! The audio guide in English was really informative and... More 

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Ferrara, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the greatest Late Antique Domus. An example of archaeological excavation and museology project. Excellent restoration of floor mosaics

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Prague
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Slightly hidden, this beautiful church houses amazing floor mosaics. 2 mosaics are very special: The Four Seasons and The Shepherd. Worth a visit!

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Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

I suggest this visit as you can see mosaic in a different context from churches. It reminded me of the ancient Romans dwells. Very poor explanation. Next step would be explaining to visitors in an interactive way how people used to live in this beautiful space. Entry ticket EUR 4,50

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Sandefjord, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Most mosaic artworks seems to be located to churches. Although you enter through a church, these are from a house/home, so a bit different from all the others you see, It was very quiet there ,so we could admire its beauty more or less on our own, which was great after visiting some of the busy UNESCO world heritage sites.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Even for a short visit to Ravenna, make sure you visit this impressive archeological site. The beauty of the mosaics is combned with a very well made structure and explanatory boards for the visitor

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Larger than I imagined when reading of it, the Domus dei Tappeti is a must see on the Ravenna tourism list! I found the audioguide quite useful in providing fuller descriptions of the house.

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Vercorin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

The result of an excavation for a garage in town was the discovery of the remnants of an ancient villa, the outlay of which is still visible, including some leftover mosaics which tell you that the owners 2000 years ago must have been quite well-to-do. Definitely Worth a visit.

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

while excavating for a parking lot in early 1990s were found the rests of this palace with mosaics pavements

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Colchester, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Entered through the church, what awaits you is a fantastic "stone carpet" of mosaics dating from 200 years BC which were there long before the church was built over them. Preserved under glass, the scenes depicted are as fresh as a Renaissance painting. One of Ravenna's many spectacular treasures, though probably the least well-known . Well worth seeking out. No... More 

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