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  • Address: Via Giuliano Argentario 22, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna 48110, Italy
  • Hours: Daily Nov–Mar 9am–5.30pm; Apr–Oct 9am–7pm
  • Admission: Adults €9.50; all concessions €8.50; Children under 10 free

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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (Mausoleo di Galla Placidia) Tours

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.

Practical Info

Via Giuliano Argentario 22, Ravenna. Open daily Nov–Mar 9am–5.30pm; Apr–Oct 9am–7pm. Admission adults €9.50; all concessions €8.50;
children under 10 go free. Ticket price includes entry to the Basilica of
Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, the Neonian Baptistery and the Basilica of San Vitale plus the Archiepiscopal Museum and Chapel. Take Bus Line 1 to Piazza Baracca.

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Ravenna 3-Hour Private Walking Tour, Ravenna, null
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Ravenna 3-Hour Private Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

On this private guided walking tour you will explore the fascinating city of Ravenna, known for its well-preserved late Roman and Byzantine architecture and ...  Read more

Location: Ravenna, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $110.15
Private Day Tour of Ravenna and Ferrara, Ferrara, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Day Tour of Ravenna and Ferrara

Enjoy a full-day private tour of Ravenna and nearby Ferrara to explore the major attractions in each city. See Ravenna's Basilica of San Vitale, the Mausoleum ...  Read more

Location: Ferrara, Italy
Duration: Flexible

From USD $372.13
Private Ravenna Tour with Transport from Bologna, Bologna, City Tours
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Private Ravenna Tour with Transport from Bologna

On this private guided walking tour, you'll explore the fascinating city of Ravenna, known for its well-preserved late Roman and Byzantine architecture and for ...  Read more

Location: Bologna, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.04
Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant, Ravenna, Private Day Trips
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Mosaics Guided Tour and Cooking Lesson at a Restaurant

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Visit Ravenna's mosaics (Ravenna is a UNESCO site), and then proceed to the part of the tour especially designed for cookery lovers, making home-made pasta and ...  Read more

Location: Ravenna, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.17
Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics, Ravenna, Cooking Classes
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Private Walking Tour: Discover Ravenna's Stunning Mosaics

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Ravenna is known worldwide as the Capital of Mosaics. During this half-day tour you will discover why this medium-sized town has earned its nickname and ...  Read more

Location: Ravenna, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.99
Half-day Walking Tour in Ravenna, Ravenna, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Half-day Walking Tour in Ravenna

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Join this 2.5-hour walking tour of Ravenna to explore the city's top attractions. The monuments that normally fit into this tour are: Basilica of San Vitale, ...  Read more

Location: Ravenna, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 18 minutes (approx.)

From USD $71.45
Ravenna and its Enchanting Mosaics Full-day Tour, Ravenna, Half-day Tours
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Ravenna and its Enchanting Mosaics Full-day Tour

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See the best of Ravenna in a full-day guided walking tour led by a friendly professional local guide. Ravenna is like no other place in Italy, its Early ...  Read more

Location: Ravenna, Italy
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.07

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