Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, Ravenna

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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. To visit Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra on your holiday in Ravenna, and find out what else Ravenna has to offer, use our Ravenna route planner .
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  • I visited the Domus with a friend who is studying restoration, this made it interesting because thanks to her I understood some things, I did explain techniques and history of the mosaics, but honestly I wish there was a guide. The value of these assets is huge and their excellent conservation yet in addition to advertising the services provided are not up to par.
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  • recently opened to the public, this new archaeological find uncovered by digging the Foundation for a new garage is another gem among the famous mosaic works in Ravenna. Extensive mosaics of later periods demonstrate the progress of mosaic art in centuries, and the visit is facilitated by an extensive photographic documentation and explanations interesting by archaeologists who have worked at the dig. Don't miss the "dance of the genes of the 4 seasons"!
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  • This is definitely worth the visit. A recent discovery that gives you a sense of the history that is laying just a few meters under your feet as you walk through Ravenna. The Roman estate that was unc...  more »
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  • One of the most important archaeological discoveries of the last decades in Italy, this site is another proof of the importance of Ravenna between the 5th century and 8th century. Beautiful pavements decorated with geometric elements but also with flowers, vegetables and figurative elements made in mosaic.
  • 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.
  • The Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra is undoubtedly a great archaeological find but the mosaics are not very impressive nor is the exhibition space well lit.
  • Church is nothing special, but the view of the mosaic floors is interesting! Quite hefty price though.
  • Nice establishment.

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