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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. Use our Ravenna vacation trip planner to add Mausoleo di Galla Placidia and other attractions to your Ravenna vacation plans.
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  • Beautiful when you walk in you feel as incorporated by the wonderful mosaics, a wonder really will leave you breathless!
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  • It's incredibly, incredibly beautiful. Here amazes all: idea and its implementation, and the shape of the buildings, and the selected material (Mosaic), and plot, and color solutions. It's fantastic. This is a must see.
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  • Small mausoleum, well maintained and with impressive mosaics. Being there is sense of history (as in around Ravenna). You should go early, before they arrive in groups of tourists.
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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.
  • Just amazing. A "must see" for your bucket list.
  • 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.
  • Stunning. Left looking for words, really. What a gem of a place.
  • Remarkable mosaics.