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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
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Private Day Tour of Ravenna and Ferrara
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Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant
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Half-day Walking Tour in Ravenna

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Jaw-dropping mosaics!

Ravenna had been on the bucket list for a few years and we are privileged to have witnessed them! They are jaw-dropping and photos will not do them justice. THIS IS A GREAT DAY... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Fishers, Indiana
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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ravenna had been on the bucket list for a few years and we are privileged to have witnessed them! They are jaw-dropping and photos will not do them justice. THIS IS A GREAT DAY TRIP BY TRAIN FROM BOLOGNA, VENICE, ETC. This particular attraction is very small inside and visits are "timed" (not too strictly enforced) to 10 mins. Strongly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After the huge San Vitale, in the same grounds is the tiny Mausoleo. You can stay for 5 minutes as it's so small and can get very busy, but that's about right. When the curtain to the door is closed, the mosaics still glitter and take your breath away. The windows glow amber, they're alabaster, and add to the ambience.... More 

Thank HarleMin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The mosaics are much closer up here, but not that well lit. It is still stunning, especially the "starry ceiling" and the translucent marble "Windows". It if right behind the church. It can get a little claustrophobic.

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Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The masoleum is in the shape of a Latin cross adorned with simple arches and narrow windows. The bricks are re-used from ancient Roman buildings. Inside there are three tombs (of which Galla is NOT buried in) made of marble and about seven feet of inlaid marble tile around the base. But like everything in Ravenna, the spectacle is in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the main reasons to actually visit Ravenna! It's small and totally worth your while! But don't listen to me, see it for yourselves!

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This structure reminds me of a geode--drab and ordinary on the outside, wonderful crystals on the inside. The interior walls are layered with colorful glass mosaics that seem to glow even when the curtain is pulled to shut out the sunshine. The blue star ceiling is spectacular. We arrived late in the day and managed to avoid the crowds.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best preserved mosaics, so beautiful.....A definite must-visit place, if in North Italy. Together with the Basilica San Vitale nearby, these are the 2 things to see in Ravenna. Plus a walk in the center of this lovely small village.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will see a blue you have never seen before. To keep the climate stable, they only let a few people in at a time so the experience felt meditative.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So, after you marvel at the incredible artwork in San Vitale go out back to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia. It's intimate, the artwork is beautiful, and you're close up. People were buried in here in the 400's. I mean seriously! It's incredible.

Thank Steveage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small building has some very beautiful mosaics. You have to include the entrance fee while you are buying a ticket to San Vitale and some other sites.

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