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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  • Just like that .... who would have thought that in Ravenna there were a domus so interesting ... Little known but a must see!
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  • Splendid mosaics from a prehistoric Palace can be found under the nondescript Church. The original mosaics of the "characters" (dancing seasons - the good Shepherd) hang on the wall. A copy of the dancing seasons was also incorporated into the ground so that you have an idea, as it was previously. At the beginning of a video will be shown (in Italian and English) where you also can see how it earlier probably has - look with fountain etc.. Very interesting mosaic lovers. €4
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  • It has tried to depict as much as possible a seigniorial House of 500 with what's left; the video presentation is very well done and gives an idea of how it was originally the House that was covered with mosaics all over the pavement. In the area below where you can see the floors you can give an account of the elegance and luxury of the time. The most well preserved mosaic is the one representing the 4 seasons (both in original copy). You can walk in a guided the plants of rooms of the villa.
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