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Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

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  • Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
Must See Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

The Mausoleum was erectedin the mid-fifth cenury by emperor Honorius -who had transferred the Capital of the Western Empire from Milan to Ravenna - for his sister Galla Placidia. The magnificient moisaics theme is the victory of life over death. It is said that the starry sky mosaic inspired Night and Day by Cole Porter.

 

Photo by Federfabbri shared with license CC-BY-SA via Photo Emilia Romagna.


Address Via San Vitale 17, 48121 Ravenna

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