The Complex of San Nicolò hosts Tamo. Tutta l’Avventura del Mosaico (All the Adventure of Mosaic), a permanent exhibition dedicated exclusively to mosaics, that renews and widens its collection every year. The exhibition proposes a suggestive tour through important (some of which still unpublished) finds belonging to the Ravenna heritage of mosaics and to its territory, dating back to antique, late-antique and medieval period, up to the productions of modern and contemporary artists and experts in industrial mosaics.
Tamo cannot be strictly defined as a museum, but rather as a mosaic stronghold. It represents a fascinating journey through this ancient art, that allows visitors to admire, discover, understand, experiment and literally live the whole adventure of mosaic.
The innovative presentation of works distinguishes itself for its interactive set-ups and multimedia devices, for its plastic models, working tools, materials, animated reconstructions and advanced technological solutions.
TAMO. Mosaics between Hell and Heaven is a new section of works dedicated to the poet Dante Alighieri opened in 2012. It was commissioned by the Municipality of Ravenna to great 20th Century Italian artists for the celebrations of the 8th centenary of Dante’s birth and consists of 21 precious, some of them large-size panels made on cartoon by Italian artists such as Purificato, Cantatore, Gentilini, Mattioli, Ruffini, Morigi Berti, Sassu and Saetti, and transformed into mosaic by artists and artisans from Ravenna, such as Libera Musiani, Giuseppe Salietti, Santo Spartà, Sergio Cicognani and Renato Signorini.
Until 7th September
Every day: 10am - 2pm
Until 2nd November
Every day: 10am - 6.30pm
From 3rd November
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 10am - 6pm
Closed on Mondays, except holidays and days before a holiday.
The Museum is closed on 25th December
Ticket price: 4€
Concession, valid also for groups (10 people min.): 3€*
Guided tour for groups: 25€
Free admission: children (under 6 years old), Journalists, Disabled people, RavennAntica Friends, Ravenna tour guides, group leaders.
- Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra + Tamo: 7€ / 5€ (valid for concessions, groups and schoolgroups)
- Cripta Rasponi + Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra + Tamo: 7€ / 5€ (valid for concessions, groups and schoolgroups)
* Students, Coop members, Touring Club, Disabled Helper
How to get there
Accessible to disabled people. Old city centre, pedestrian area. Bus stop in P.zza Caduti.
Cars: toll parking in Largo Firenze e P.zza Kennedy
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Last modified date: 15/01/2015