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Exposition Otium in Ravenna


THE DOMUS OF STONE CARPETS IN RAVENNA

It is one of the most significant Italian archaeological sites discovered over the last few decades. The Domus is a modern framework, an underground space (located 3 meters below the road level) hosting the gorgeous mosaics of a magnificent Byzantine palace dating back to the 6th century AD. The exhibition area shows wonderful mosaic pavements (14) decorated with geometrical, floral and figurative patterns considered as unique. Such is the case of the "Dance of the Geniuses of the Seasons", a very rare depiction showing the geniuses dancing in a circle, and a version of the "Good Shepherd" that is completely different from any classical Christian representation. The Domus adorns Ravenna, a city declared World Heritage by UNESCO for its 5th-6th century AD monuments, of a further precious treasure, inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Italy during the events organised to celebrate the anniversary of the 1600 years of Ravenna capital of the Western Roman Empire.

For further information: www.ravennantica.it

EXHIBITION "OTIUM" IN RAVENNA


Till October 5th, 2008. The San Nicolò complex will host the Otium archaeological exhibition dedicated to the finds from the excavations in via D'Azeglio in Ravenna, previous to the Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra. Visitors will be able to admire mosaics, frescoes, statues, busts, objects, furnishings and other valuable finds from the domus and villae of Ravenna, Emilia and the area of Vesuvius, and also from the most important national archaeological museums.

For further information: www.otiumravenna.com

With your Youth Hostel membership card you can get a discount for the single admittance of the Domus or for the exhibition "Otium" (€ 2, 50 instead of € 3, 50). Inclusive ticket Exhibition "Otium" + the Domus of Stone Carpets: with your Youth Hostel membership card you can get a discount (€ 4, 50 instead of € 6). Where to sleep: The recently refurbished Youth Hostel "Dante" offers an amazingly wide range of accommodation facilities geared to all tastes requirements, including single and double rooms, rooms with 3/4/6 beds, some en suite others with bathroom sharing, en suite family rooms, and rooms suitable for disabled guests.

Other facilities fully available to guests include a cafeteria, an internet point, a library, a television room, and a laundry with coin-operated washing machines and cloth dryers. What’s more there’s also a conference hall suitable for all sorts of meetings, talks, seminars, lessons and so forth. A real asset to teachers, the hall can be used for briefing the class on the visits to be made to the monuments or for after-visit discussions. Bicycles are available for hire and there are many pleasant outings that can be made. Strategically located, downtown Ravenna for a visit to the stunning and world-renowned mosaics is easily accessible, as is also the seaside for a relaxing day of sunning and bathing. And finally, fun and games galore are but a stones throw away at the Mirabilandia amusement park.

For further information: Tel/Fax: + 39 0544 421164hostelravenna@hotmail.com -

www.hostelravenna.com


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