Teatro Olimpico

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Piazza Matteoti, Vicenza, Italy

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Vipin Vipin
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Atmospheric little stage Apr 06, 2011
Teatro Olimpico is an ancient theatre which is actually the oldest in Europe too. It was built in the sixteenth century and the stage was modelled on the archetypal city. Remarkably the theatre still puts on plays today.

Before you go inside the building, the entrance is dotted with these wonderful sculptures and ruins from ancient times. I’m not sure if they were on the site when the theatre was originally constructed, or if they are recent additions, but they are wonderful to look at nonetheless.

Inside the theatre, there is not much to see apart from the main site itself. You go past the gift shop and clock rooms until you get to the stage. However, the stage and seating are remarkably intact. The seating is wooden and is cosy enough. The stage has this wonderful blue backdrop and is adorned with “street” scenes and framed with classical figures at the top. All in all, a very beautiful setting in itself, let alone coming here to watch a play!

A nice gem in Vicenza that’s worth visiting.
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