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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  • Ravenna is famous for its mosaics, mostly religious, inside churches. This find (random, on the occasion of the excavation to create a parking lot) is outstanding, multilayered, and offers the possibility to see the mosaics (wall and floor) in a luxurious private building (or rather, more buildings evolved into each other). Very useful video of explanation, in the room before the ticket office: thanks to that it takes much more than you will see inside.
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  • Allows access between rooms in a domus, admire the floors of mosaics and imagine the lives of gentlemen inside it. Council audio guide to be guided in the visit and appreciate all the details.
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  • Some beautiful floor mosaics worth checking out especially the one that included figures in a dance.  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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Famous for its ancient mosaics, Ravenna is packed with boutique hotels and luxury resorts. Stay near the center of the city for easy foot access to numerous museums, galleries, and World Heritage archeological sites. A less expensive alternative to brand-name hotels, small B&Bs located just minutes from the tourist-driven central districts offer access to secure parking and private yards. Alternatively, you can explore a host of self-catering apartments and private cottages in the picturesque countryside surrounding the city.
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