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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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • August 18, 2017
    Small but very rich with beautiful mosaics, alone is worth the trip along with San Vitale in Ravenna
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  • August 18, 2017
    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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  • Stunning mosaics - a must-see church. I haven't seen anything to surpass this ceiling. Incredible when you realise just how old it is. Buy a ticket which allows you to visit all the churches and museums - excellent value
  • This is really a treasure...must see small monument, in combination with the others in the city center. ..mosaics are amazing!!!
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  • #Mausoleo is very important historical place, Elia #Galla #Placidia (Latin: Aelia Galla Placidia; Constantinople, 388/392 [1] - Rome, November 27 450) was Roman empress, daughter of Emperor Theodosius I (reigned 378-395) and his second wife Galla. Grandson of the Three Emperors, the daughter of an emperor, sister of two emperors, the wife of a king and an emperor, mother of an emperor, aunt of two emperors, the most noble [2] Galla Placidia was first hostage with the #Visigoths, then they Queen; her marriage to King Ataulfo ​​and the birth of their son Theodosius returned to a policy of rapprochement between barbarians and Romans, but the child's death and the death of the sovereign put an end to this possibility.
  • From outside you would never expect to see what you'll see inside. With alabaster windows and mosaics covering the majority of the walls this little tomb is really nice. It is allowed to take photos but not with flash.

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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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