While the other sites are breathtaking, this room is smaller so a more intimate encounter with the mosaics. Truly a treat to come into this space.
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a tour of the art of Ravenna. We were in the tourism company where we bought tickets for a tour of museums and works of art just €9. all the perfect tour and organized nn distant between them (5 museums mausoleums and churches). an enriching...More
Another great site in Ravenna, Italy. The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is a Roman building that is adjacent to the Basilica San Vitale. It was listed with seven other structures in Ravenna in the World Heritage List in 1996. The UNESCO experts describe it as...More
The mausoleum of Galla Placidia, daughter of Roman Emperor Theodosius I: she died in 450 AD and was interred here, along with her husband, Emperor Constantius III, and her son or brother (unknown). Access is tightly controlled given the small space, but don't let the...More
When you say Ravenna, you say Byzantine mosaics. I hadn't planned on visiting this site, but I'm glad I did. The mosaics are simply breath-taking. Combine this with a visit to Saint Vitale Basilica. It's a must-see for every history lover.
Our little group of Prinsendam cruisers has followed our guide Silvia Belletti in to the the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia one of the oldest structures in Ravenna originallyconstructed as a oratory. Silvia points out this structure is shaped like a Greek cross. In order to...More
My title says it all - this is THE most important site to see in Ravenna. Tiny, gorgeous, seeping with history and absolutely stunning.
We visited the Mausoleum before visiting the Basilica...quite lovely, peaceful, the mosaics were outstanding - a little preparation for what was to follow..
If you haven't seen mosaic in Ravenna yet, you have not seen the real thing! And in Ravenna this is absolutely the one you cannot miss. You come in into the mausoleo, it's dark and then your eyes become accustomed to the darkness and then...More
These mosaics are, for me, the most extraordinary, partially because the designers (whoever they were) did amazing designs in every square inch of this mausoleum. And the woman behind this place has an amazing story as well.