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. Plan to see Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra and other attractions that appeal to you using our Ravenna vacation generator.
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  • Has a ticket. Practically you ride on a passerrella above the floors of a beautiful Roman villa. Know that before maybe I wouldn't have gone.
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  • Near the Basilica of San Vitale, visitors will find this site.  The Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra is one of the most important Italian archaeological sites discovered in recent decades. Inside the eighteenth-century Church of Santa Eufemia, in a vast underground Chamber located approximately 3 metres below street level, consists of 14 rooms paved with colorful mosaics and marbles in a private building in the 5th-6th century Byzantine. Of particular interest and beauty the mosaics decorated with geometric, floral and figurative considered unique, as in the case of the "dance of the genes of the four seasons," extremely rare representation showing the genes dance in circle or as for the figure of the good Shepherd, portrayed in a version different from the usual Christian representation. I recommend viewing a movie, just a few minutes, where is made the reconstruction of the building. (admission fee) 
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  • It is particularly impressive that this ancient site was excavated until the end of the last century. Excellent work and brilliant presentation.
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