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Teatro Farnese

Address: Palazzo Della Pilotta, 43121, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 0520233309
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Ranked #1 of 31 Activities in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Splendida ricostruzione di teatro farnesiano nel palazzo della pilotta
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Splendida ricostruzione di teatro farnesiano nel palazzo della pilotta

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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169 reviews 169 reviews
10 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We went on a tour of the theatre,it is fantastic.It can be difficult to get a tour as the Times appear ad hoc.We have not attended a musical event so cannot comment on acoustics,however the theatre is well worth seeing.

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California/Italy
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190 reviews 190 reviews
32 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Although partially rebuilt, this theater inspires awe in the beholder. Unlike the Palladian theater in Vicenza, but so similar in form, the Farnese is completely in wood.

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Haifa, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I can't but agree with the previous reviewer that this place by itself is worth a trip to Parma The entire theater is made of wood, it's a replica of Palladio's Teatro Olimpico at Vicenza & was almost entirely destroyed during WWII. It's carefully renovated & completely breathtaking. Imagine that the original was built 400 years ago. No trip to... More 

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Vicenza, Italy
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This theater is worth the trip to Parma all by itself. It is hard to believe that such a find is somehow shoehorned into the palace, but the effect is striking. We intend to make a trip back to see some type of show so we can fully appreciate it. The ticket gets you into the national museum as well.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Cool place. I have never been in a theater like it before. Get the combined ticket with the must see national museum, crammed full of art (7euro). Enjoy

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Connecticut
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Used for athletic competition originally. Almost totally destroyed in ww1. Steep seating that is restricted area.

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Kenilworth, IL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is one site absolutely not to be missed. Imagine an indoor theater modeled vaguely after the Colosseum with ranks of seats, galleried arcades, and a magnificent stage. Now imagine the entire thing is built of wood! It is just stunning and aan incredible engineering feat. I took tons of photos but none of them can do it justice; it's... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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133 reviews 133 reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This famous theater completely built in wood and stucco has been famous for centuries. Finding it here in such a well preserved state is a great pleasure. Wonderful to linger for a while sitting on one of the benches and enjoying the famous perspectives

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Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It is a fascinating theatre that has been restored. A ticket provides entry to the theatre and the National gallery that contains some Correggios and a da Vinci drawing.

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Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

For just a mere 3 euro (if you enter after 2pm) you can visit both the Teatro Farnese and the National Galley. This wooden theatre is beautifully designed! It has been reconstructed after it was damaged with bombings. Passing through the underpass of the theatre one enters the national gallery which is full of ancient statues and famous paintings. Not... More 

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