Teatro Olimpico

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Piazza Matteotti., Vicenza, Italy

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Maurizioago Maurizio…
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Teatro Olimpico. Mar 10, 2017
Teatro Olimpico was commissioned to Andrea Palladio by the Accademia Olimpica. This was a cultural group of aristocrats.

Its building started in 1580. Palladio died six months later; then it was completed by his son Silla and Vincenzo Scamozzi in 1585.

The interior of this theater was built in wood and plaster. The stage represents the seven streets of Thebes.

Teatro Olimpico is currently the seat for shows in summer. It is also open to visitors.
Garden outside the theatre.
Inside the theater.
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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
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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