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Teatro Farnese

Palazzo Della Pilotta, 43121, Parma, Italy
0520233309
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Ranked #1 of 76 attractions in Parma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Theaters
Description: Splendida ricostruzione di teatro farnesiano nel palazzo della pilotta
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Wiltshire
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85 reviews 85 reviews
10 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

The feeling of history is strong, even though the theatre was entirely rebuilt as a replica after severe damage from a second world war bomb. I found the building magical, the shafts of light playing on the wood was beautiful and almost complete silence moving. I was very lucky that when I arrived (soon after it opened) there were only... More

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

As with just about everything in this city, the Theatre surprises in terms of scale and material used. This theatre helps to make one more aware of the inherent assumptions made about large theatres such as this and the eye searches for the Marble and gold inlay only to be entertained by a totally different aesthetic. Dont miss.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW

The Teatro Farnese was built by the Duke of Parma in the early 17th century to put on events for special guests. The minute you see the elaborate entrance for the Duke, you know that it will be quite extravagant. Well, that's not the half of it. The interior of the theater is so elaborate it is hard to believe.... More

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Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were totally overwhelmed by the size of the theatre, and its restoration following its almost total destruction during world war 2. the interpretation boards, strategically placed around the theatre are written in English and Italian and provide clear information about the history , purpose and reconstruction of the theatre. A small museum in the undercroft holds precious pieces of... More

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Catania, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The words are not enough to describe the emotion staring to the structure of the theatre from the stage. It has to be seen! The price is very fair and cheap, and you are free to walk around inside, go on the stage, and enjoy the view. Pictures are allowed.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

stunning atmosphere and the brilliant work of restoration. Very economic as well, with 1 euro extra u can visit the painting areas too

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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The palace looked very big ... but when we came up the stairs to the first floor and through the door it was a big surprise. A huge wooden theatre. It is a shame that the original burned down but the reconstructions and the special replica and displays were very interesting! It was only build to impress a noble visitor..... More

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Parma, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is an all wood construction internally and has burnt down on several occasions in the past but been rebuilt, it forms an interesting structure in the centre of Parma.

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Australia
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222 reviews 222 reviews
74 attraction reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This theatre took us by surprise. We visited on the recommendation of our hostess, Patrizia (Al Battistero d'Oro B&B - perfect accommodation). For only 2 euro we entered and it took our breath away. There were a number of people in the the theatre but it was silent. It was as if we were all so in awe that we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014 via mobile

We were pottering around in the afternoon after arriving in Parma, and effectively stumbled cluelessly into this place after unsuccessfully aiming for the (closed down) Bodoni Museum. We had the pleasure of having the entire theatre to ourselves, which was amazingly personal and awesome. Walking into the space caught our breath, and being able to stand on the stage, looking... More

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