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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Where to stay in Ravenna

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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  • In the 1990s workers excavating a parking garage unexpectedly found the remains of a villa and some mosaics; I wouldn't be surprised if under Italian law they were obliged to preserve the archaeologic...  more »
  • The entrance fee is €4. We had the place almost to ourselves. We walked around it in about 15 minutes. No leaflet given to us with information on what we were about to see. Raised walkways with great ...  more »
  • One of the most impressive in situ displays of 5th-6th century floor mosaics. Just amazing to see up close. Recently discovered and meticulously excavated and maintained, well worth the visit! One of ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Wonderful surprise. Jewel of Ravenna recently discovered and valued. Little known by tourists. With the advantage of not being overcrowded like other most famous monuments. Cheap ticket. Is it really worth going there.
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