Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra
Basilica di San Vitale
Sometimes, after weeks of trolling around dark Italian churches, you can lose your sense of wonder. Not here! The lucid mosaics that...
Mausoleo di Galla Placidia
In the same complex as Basilica di San Vitale, the small but equally incandescent Mausoleo di Galla Placidia was constructed for Galla...
Tucked around the side of San Vitale, this school offers a variety of mosaic-making courses, for beginners, experienced artists and...
La Piadina del Melarancio
This simple city-centre spot is a great place to try Romagna's classic snack food: a hot, fresh piadina (stuffed flatbread). Fillings...
Via Gianbattista Barbiani · interesting places nearby
Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra information
Not nearly as impressive as the Unesco site mosaics, but still worth a look for serious aficionados, these 6th-century floor mosaics from a 14-room late-Roman palace were only unearthed in 1993–94. Restored but incomplete, they show considerable artistic merit, and are decorated with geometric and floral designs.