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Teatro Farnese

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Address: Palazzo Della Pilotta, 43121, Parma, Italy
Phone Number: 0520233309
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Description: Splendida ricostruzione di teatro farnesiano nel palazzo della pilotta

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Stupendous historical monument

Very impressive - unfortunately, most areas were cordoned off and the most interesting details such as the wooden seats/pews or the frescoes (?)/paintings around the top gallery... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Very impressive - unfortunately, most areas were cordoned off and the most interesting details such as the wooden seats/pews or the frescoes (?)/paintings around the top gallery were inaccessible.

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Not to be missed if you are in Parma! A beautiful old wooden theatre that was renovated after it was almost completely destroyed during WW2.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best Renaissanche theatres in the world: benne there may times but I am always astonished.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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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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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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54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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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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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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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