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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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Address: Via San Vitale, 48121, Ravenna, Italy
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+39 0544 541688
09:00 - 17:30
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USD 79.75*
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Ravenna 3-Hour Private Guided Tour
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Private Day Tour of Ravenna and Ferrara
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Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant

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A must see

Don't miss this beautiful building in Ravenna. Tickets required but totally worth it. Absolutely Gorgeous

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't miss this beautiful building in Ravenna. Tickets required but totally worth it. Absolutely Gorgeous

Thank Jennifer L
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This lady, Galla Placidia, who lived more than 1500 years ago must have been incredibly powerful to rate such astonishing mosaics as those inside her tomb!

Thank liz062016
Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Will review the Ravenna Mosaics generally as is difficult to just pick one as a favorite (but this one comes the closest to being my favorite), BUT all the mosaics in Ravenna are amazing, and historically significant. It is definitely worth the time spending a few days in Ravenna seeing the various mosaics and walking the historical district of the... More 

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Leverett, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were enchanted by the quality and quantity of the mosaic work in this small building. It seemed so private, even though there were a bevy of tourists there. What a joy to find how well this building has been preserved.

Thank Jude W
Goulburn, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No queues for this incredible site. Do not miss! Because it's so small you almost feel like you can touch. Photos do not do it justice.

Thank Debbi R
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got the tickets for Euro 11.50 that gave us entrance to four wonderful churches and this amazing mausoleum for Galla Placidia. Its mosaics are hauntingly beautiful, with a memorable use of blue and Christian symbols. The building itself has sunk significantly, which is why it appears so squat from the outside - mosaics not affected. There are marble sarcophagi... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All in one ticket with San Vitale and a must see. The mosaics are so close you can see all the details.

Thank Adam L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pictures of the mosaics in this building were what inspired me to make sure that Ravenna was a place to visit on my next trip to Italy. And here we are. Just go, look up, and you'll be glad you did. No, the Empress wasn't buried here, but what a lovely place to spend eternity she had planned...

Thank Donna D S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is thought that Galla Placidia, a Roman Empress and regent, commissioned this building as a mausoleum for herself and members of her family, and that the three sarcophagi belonged to her, her husband and her son respectively although no definitive proof of that has ever been found. Besides it's not clear whether the building was ever used as a... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of all the sights, this is the one that most impressed us. It's small and you may wait in line but the line is well-managed and it's worth it!

Thank Cheryl C

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