If there is one thing Ravenna is famous for, it is its mosaics, so a museum dedicated to this art form is not to be missed. The TAMO has its seat in the old San Nicolò Monastery complex and is an acronym of Tutta l’Avventura del Mosaico (“The Whole Adventure of Mosaics”).
TAMO Mosaic Museum Ravenna
The address of the TAMO Museum is Via Rondinelli, 2 (tel. +39 0544 213371). Nearest bus stop: Via Guccimanni (lines 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 70, 80, 145, 154, 155, 159, 161, 162, 176, 187. Opening times: Monday to Friday from 10:00 till 17:00. Closed: Saturdays and Sundays. Ticket price: The entrance fee is 4 euros. Children under 6 and the disabled enter for free.
History and description
The TAMO Museum was founded with the aim of showing what the art of mosaics has meant to the city. The exhibition not only shows how mosaics are made, but also how the finals works are preserved.
The collection includes some of the most important works made in the city.
What to see
It also shows what an antique workshop, a 19th century one and a modern atelier look like.
Apart from the mosaics, one can also see the plans of the San Nicolò Church, which used to be one of Ravenna’s most important buildings.