When the Teatro Comunitativo fell into disrepair in the 19th century, the city of Ravenna decided to build a new municipal theater close to Piazzetta degli Svizzeri. The facade of the new, neoclassical Teatro Dante Alighieri faces the Via Mariani Angelo.
Dante Alighieri Theater Ravenna
Address: The theater’s address is Via Mariani Angelo, 2 – Ravenna (tel. +39 0544 249211). The nearest bus stop is Via Mariani Teatro Alighieri (lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 70, 80, 145, 159, 161, 162, 176). Opening times: Hours depend on the event. Guided tours are held in Italian and English. This is done by appointment. Ticket price: The price of a guided tour is 4 Euro (3 Euro for over-65s and under-18s). The group must consist of at least 4 people. One can book (at least 24 hours in advance) by phone at +39 347 5574815.
History and description
The two architects in charge of the project were Tomaso and Giovan Battista Meduna, who had already proved their worth with the restoration of the Teatro della Fenice in Venice.
The Teatro Dante Alighieri is built in a neo-classical, Venetian-looking style. It is characterized by a beautiful pronaos. A café and restaurant are located on either side of the atrium.
The curtain created by Giovanni Busato depicts the arrival of Theodoric the Great in the city.