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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia)
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia)

Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia)

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UNESCO-listed with all the other glorious Roman mosaic masterpieces in Ravenna, the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia is testament to the days when the city was the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Galla Placidia was the powerful sister of Honorius, the last emperor of Rome; she married Ataulf, King of the Visigoths, acted as regent for 12 years, died in Rome in 450 AD and is probably buried there, but nevertheless her official mausoleum is found in a terracotta-colored brick chapel among neat gardens behind Ravenna’s San Vitale Basilica. Unassuming on the outside, the chapel’s entire vaulted interior glitters with Byzantine mosaics dating from around 430 AD and representing the star-strewn night sky and intricate Biblical scenes, decorated with highly colored geometrical patterns. Gently lit by shafts of light from narrow windows, depictions of the Good Shepherd and the Martyrdom of St Lawrence adorn the niches, with figures of the Apostles floating on the upper walls. Three marble sarcophagi are reputed to contain the bodies of Galla Placidia, her second husband and son, but these were placed in the mausoleum in medieval times.

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Daily Nov–Mar 9am–5.30pm; Apr–Oct 9am–7pm
Via Giuliano Argentario 22 , Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna , 48110
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From Rome to Byzantium: Walk in Dante Alighieri's footsteps on an audio tour

From Rome to Byzantium: Walk in Dante Alighieri's footsteps on an audio tour

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Take a wander through the last capital of the Western Roman Empire, the capital of the kingdom of the Goths and the Byzantine exarchate. On this self-guided audio tour, you'll also get a taste of the power of the great republic of Venice as well as the 19th century Italian Risorgimento, all the while accompanied by some of the most famous mosaics in the world in the presence of many UNESCO heritage sites. The tour starts in ancient Rome, with the mausoleum of Galla Placidia and then takes you after the fall to the Basilica of San Vitale. We then head through the middle ages to the 19th century, as we move to Piazza del Popolo. Afterwards, we head back to the time of the Gothic domination with the Baptistry of the Ariana before going to see an elaborate cover-up operation in the Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuova. Finally, we pay a visit to the mortal remains of the great poet Dante Alighieri, father of the Italian language.
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 At lunch with TEODORA

At lunch with TEODORA

You will see Teodora in San Vitale and have lunch at Teodora's table in an exclusive restaurant in the center of Ravenna. You can enjoy traditional Romanesque-Byzantine food in a restaurant museum
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
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Ravenna Walking Tour

Ravenna Walking Tour

Discover Ravenna with this itinerary that in just three hours takes you to visit the most famous and significant monuments of the city and to admire the early Christian and Byzantine mosaics among the most famous and best preserved in the world! This delightful city between the 5th and 8th centuries was the capital of the Western Roman Empire, then of the Kingdom of the Ostrogoths and finally of the Byzantine Exarchate, and traces of this past are gathered in the splendid early Christian buildings and in its eight UNESCO monuments . But Ravenna is also the city that Dante Alighieri has chosen as the last refuge and which still preserves its memory and immortal remains.
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Best of RAVENNA on a Private Tour

Best of RAVENNA on a Private Tour

Have you ever wondered how a mosaic is made? Thanks to this tour you will discover any details. I will lead you through the wonder of the stunning early Christian monuments of Ravenna (inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1996), telling you about the characters depicted, the symbols, and the religious politics behind them. I'll let you discover and delve into the unexpected atmosphere. The radiance and colours of the ancient mosaics will allow you to feel how worshippers felt centuries ago. During the tour we'll have the chance to learn more about the techniques and the materials they are made of. *Monuments admission fees are NOT included.
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Experiences in Ravenna: a multi sensorial experience in a historical city

Experiences in Ravenna: a multi sensorial experience in a historical city

You will live a unique experience with an excellent private guide who is an artist as well as a journalist, with lunch included.
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Ravenna in half a day

Ravenna in half a day

You can visit Ravenna even in half a day: this will be enough to know its culture and history and to realize how this town is rich in architecture and art by the knowledge of the different religions that during the past strongly influenced all the mosaics decorations and its buildings.
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A walk though the Oriental gate

A walk though the Oriental gate

Unique experience with an exceptional guide capable of transmitting his passion for his city. You will have a glimpse of life lived in history
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Ravenna Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

Ravenna Private Walking Tour with a Local Guide

In the Emilia-Romagna region of Northern Italy, the city of Ravenna has sat for millenia. Once the capital city of the Western Roman Empire during the 5th century AD, it has long been celebrated for not only its history, but the striking culture left behind by the Ostrogoths of the Byzantine Exarchate circa 540 AD. Today, the city enjoys a significant place in the history books featuring a total of 8 various UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spend the day in the company of a local expert and guide who will introduce you to the varied culture and history of this extraordinary city.
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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) hours of operation: Daily Nov–Mar 9am–5.30pm; Apr–Oct 9am–7pm . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 32 Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) costs USD 425.35. Guided Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) tours start around USD 425.35 per person. See all 32 Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) tickets and tours on Viator.