The Palazzo di Teodorico in Ravenna is named after Theodoric the Great, although it actually consists of a series of constructions from different eras between the 1st and 7th centuries. It is thought that the part on display is the former atrium of San Salvatore Church. The portico and a room on the 1st floor contain mosaics from the time of Teodorico himself.
Palazzo di Teodorico Ravenna
The Palazzo di Teodorico is at the corner of Via di Roma and Via Alberoni (tel. +39 0544 543710 or +39 0544 543724). The nearest bus stop is Via Guaccimanni (lines 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 70, 80, 145, 154, 155, 159, 161, 162, 176, 187). Opening times: Thursday to Sunday from 08:30 to 13:30.. Ticket price: The entrance fee is 1 Euro (age 18-25: 0.50 Euro). The Palazzo is free for under-18s. It is free for everyone on the first Sunday of the month. (Note that prices and times may be subject to change.)
History and description
Although the building is called Palazzo di Teodorico, it is not really clear yet what it was really for. The most likely theory is that it used to be the facade of the narthex of San Salvatore Church.
The palace as it looks today dates from the 7th century.
On the sides of the façade are two pillars. A large niche can be seen above the portal.
The sides are characterized by biforas in the lowest part and blind loggias in the highest part. The loggias are supported by columns.
What to see
The main attraction of the building are some mosaics that used to belong to the old Palazzo di Teodorico. These are located in the portico and in a room on the first floor.