Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, Ravenna

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
The ancient Byzantine palace at Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra is famous for its 14 rooms paved with colorful mosaics and marble. Although the interior walls are now gone, the mosaics vary from room to room, from intricate geometric patterns to naturalistic tiles in muted tones. Imagine life in the palace of a high-ranking government official from the early 6th century. Plan to see Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ravenna vacation generator.
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  • These mosaics from a Byzantine palace are interesting but suffer from comparison with the amazing mosaics in the main basilicas. There are a couple of outstanding designs: the dance of the seasons and...  read more »
  • This is a really cool site with some wonderful mosaic floors still in situ. Not the sort of thing you get to see regularly. Definitely worth visiting if you're in Ravenna. 
  • It is a discovery made by accident, during excavation for a parking garage. Presented in a beautiful, difficult to describe. I highly recommend it: it's really a unique experience. Got me thinking: this treasure was discovered by chance. Who knows how many other treasures are concealed in the basement of this unique city
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