Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, Ravenna

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Built during the mid-fifth century, Mausoleo di Galla Placidia is one of the best-preserved Christian sites in Italy, as well as a World Heritage site. The mausoleum's simple exterior belies its detailed inner sanctum, which is adorned with intricate, sky-themed mosaics. The mosaic over the north entrance features a stylized, regal depiction of Jesus, a transition from classical portrayals to the medieval-style artwork seen in the following centuries. Put Mausoleo di Galla Placidia at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ravenna journey builder app .
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  • Motorcycle babe, very nice. 1 room. Well preserved. It would take little to give an explanation of 40-45 seconds at the guardian ...
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  • Small but very rich with beautiful mosaics, alone is worth the trip along with San Vitale in Ravenna
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  • Not much to add to the other reviews, If you are in Ravenna this should be a priority. Not only are the mosaics outstanding, but so are the sarcophagi. The alabaster windows really added a muted light...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautifull mosaics. This is a world heritage site. Not to be missed
  • Outstanding mosaics. They were so beautiful. We bought the tickets to visit many sites in the city and it doesn't end up being expensive if you got the time.
  • Absolutely astonishing mosaic! Probably the most impressive in Ravenna. The entry cost 9,50 € what first sounds expensive. But 4 other UNESCO Sights in Ravenna are also included in the ticket.
  • Historical place, small but wonderful mosaics inside. Buy unique ticket for Galla Placidia, San Vitale, Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Neonian Baptistery and Arcivescovile Museum
  • Absolutely fascinating to see such a well preserved late Roman/Byzantine site. Stunning mosaics.

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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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