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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  • Nor is it a waste of time because it is too small, you won't find anything there is in the basilicas in a lot better. I am very disappointed, they show a video that seems incredible and after you enter and "rooms" are very small: a visit of 10 minutes or less. The mosaics with images are all incomplete.
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  • The tour leaves completely astonished, after many centuries the mosaics restored with rare skill seem even attuali.il Byzantine period is well represented in all its glory. Fits very well in the context of monuments of Ravenna
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  • 14 mosaic floors from a Byzantine palace are worth a half hour visit. Two of the floors are exquisite. Not worth a long trek but definitely something to see to complete all the sites in Ravenna.  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.
  • New Museum, entrance through a church and then down underground to discover a series of mosaic floors in excellent condition. Equipped with overpasses, allows the visitor to walk through the rooms inhabited by the ancient Romans, the building's size large and admired in good detail the designs and patterns made with colorful tiles. Very interesting video about ten minutes that reconstructs the excavation and the elevations with graphic technique. Council to buy the booklet of Domus that allows to follow in detail the path and have the picture because-only drawback is that you may not photograph.
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