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Mausoleo di Galla Placidia

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Reviewed 8 January 2009

We head over to the nearby mausoleum from Basilica San Vitale. It is very tiny. The entire space is in mosaics. It is almost, practically touchable but obviously, one cannot touch. They are abolutely beauitful. There is a mosaic of St Lawrence, martyred on a...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This structure, like others from the period, is unadorned on the exterior. It is when one enters that one sees the majestic mosaics. Virtually every surface of this small interior was covered with colorful tesserae. The colors here are darker than the mosaics at other...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I saw a LOT of mosaics in Ravenna, and among the classic mosaics this tops the list for me. (If you have the time, check out the modern mosaics in the MAR for a nice change of pace.) As others have noted, this site is...More

Thank Leon M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured his Placidia with a tour guide. I believe that a tour guide may not be necessary if given a well written tour pamphlet. I am satisfied that this is one of the exhibits we visited. Allow about 30 min for this exhibit.

Thank somanyfoods
Reviewed 1 week ago

No pictures, movies or description come anywhere close to standing inside this mausoleum. I was lucky to be there with only a handful of people, all whispering as they shuffled around. An unforgettable and unique experience! Take your time to take it in and study...More

Thank filopella
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mosaics inside the Mausoleo are not to be believed. I thought I was overwhelmed by the mosaics inside San Vitale Basilica, but these were even more stupendousl There are simply not words to describe the workmanship, the majesty, the glittering and glowing walls and...More

Thank JulieJ8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It costs 9EUR to get into here plus 4 other places and it is definitely 9EUR well spent. The Mausoleo is small enough that you can get up close and personal with the mosaics. It was dark and quiet and a great place to just...More

1  Thank buttercup1211
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anywhere else this place would be really impressive. The mosaics are amazing, even though I found it a bit too dark inside. However, for me as this is right next to San Vitale, which is to me far more amazing, it really doesn't compare well....More

2  Thank AlexSwallow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow....Just amazing!! For a small structure it packs quite a wallop. The mosaics are out of this world. A must see for sure

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read about the mosaics but this was awesome! It was the #1 recommendation our our Innkeper and he was right.

Thank M3338YPdanielt
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Though not as overwhelming as San Vitale, the tomb of Galla Placidia contains some beautiful mosaics. It’s on the same grounds as San Vitale.

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Tickets are for the entire collection of UNESCO sites in Ravenna (Museo Arcivescovile, Battistero Neoniano, Basilica Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Basilica San Vitale, Mausoleo Galla Placidia) and it costs 9.50€ (regular ticket) or... More
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