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Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra

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Address: Via Barbiani | Ingresso Chiesa di Sant’Eufemia, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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Beautiful, non-church mosaics

One of the most impressive in situ displays of 5th-6th century floor mosaics. Just amazing to see up close. Recently discovered and meticulously excavated and maintained, well... read more

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In the 1990s workers excavating a parking garage unexpectedly found the remains of a villa and some mosaics; I wouldn't be surprised if under Italian law they were obliged to preserve the archaeological find. In any case for the price of €4 you can now visit them in a basement reached through a church. I have seen much more substantial... More 

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Dublin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee is €4. We had the place almost to ourselves. We walked around it in about 15 minutes. No leaflet given to us with information on what we were about to see. Raised walkways with great lighting. Stunning mosaic floors. Somehow not seeing them in their original location, for me anyhow, lost some of their magic. Some reproduction... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most impressive in situ displays of 5th-6th century floor mosaics. Just amazing to see up close. Recently discovered and meticulously excavated and maintained, well worth the visit! One of my top three favorite places in Ravenna.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful museum of Roman mosaic floors brilliantly displayed. Staff very friendly and helpful; quickly put the English language version of the film on BUT the film rushed round the digital reconstruction SO fast it was impossible to follow where you were in the 'building'. Also, plans of the structure could usefully have been displayed at each 'room'.

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Thank Pearl191
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Discovered while excavating an underground car park, this lost ancient house has 14 rooms with fascinating mosaic floors which you can see close up. Original, beuatiful & well worth the visit.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I somehow snuck into here for free... just breezed past the cashier/till. I'm kind of glad I did because even though the mosaic floor is lovely, all the extensive wall plaque information is only in Italian. It only takes about 5-10 minutes otherwise to see the floor. Glad my little guidebook (in English) filled in the gaps. Otherwise not 100%... More 

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Pine Island, Minnesota
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Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

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 house plan and how this all fits together. Not as breathtaking as the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, San' Apollinare di Nuovo, San' Apollinare in Classe but still... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

These mosaics from a Byzantine palace are interesting but suffer from comparison with the amazing mosaics in the main basilicas. There are a couple of outstanding designs: the dance of the seasons and the good shepherd.

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Looe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really cool site with some wonderful mosaic floors still in situ. Not the sort of thing you get to see regularly. Definitely worth visiting if you're in Ravenna.

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