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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  • The entrance to this amazing site is located behind the main altar of the Church of St. Euphemia. I also took the audioguide-very useful and well done-I'm immersed in this extraordinary find, unfortunately in some places agiven hopelessly lost. The exhibition allows you to imagine how it could have been that building belonged surely to some character of high rank. Especially fascinating mosaics of the good Shepherd and the dance of the seasons.
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  • It was one of the sites that we had promised ourselves not to "lose" while visiting the city, considering that it is one of the most important Italian archaeological sites discovered in recent decades. Located in the basement of the Church of Santa Eufemia consists of 14 rooms paved with mosaics and marbles in a private building in the 5th-6th century AD Byzantine An authentic underground "gem" that leaves you breathless. All rooms in the building were paved in marble or mosaic inlay with refined geometries and polychrome tesserae figured inserts. The "tappeti di pietra" after their restoration have been relocated to the place where they were discovered in an underground environment created. Not to be missed!
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  • We enjoyed this quiet underground excavation of the floor of an old Roman house. The mosaics are very nice, historically interesting, and you get quite close, plus there is some development of the hou...  more »