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Address: Piazza Matteotti, 11, Vicenza, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0444 222800
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Description: The Olympic Theatre by Andrea Palladio was commissioned in February 1580...
The Olympic Theatre by Andrea Palladio was commissioned in February 1580 by the Accademia Olimpica. Palladio did not see its completion by the sudden death on August 19th of that year. The Olympic was completed five years later by his son Silla and was inaugurated on March 3rd 1585 with the memorable staging of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus. The scene with the streets of Thebes is by Vincenzo Scamozzi.
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Teatro Olimpico

This is an exquisite little theatre and well worth a visit. Many faces artists have appeared here. It is within walking distance of the Campomarzio hotel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is an exquisite little theatre and well worth a visit. Many faces artists have appeared here. It is within walking distance of the Campomarzio hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It has a wonderful garden where you can seat in the shade. Excursion inside take place very often or you may go by yourself.Feeling of old history, terrific!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Vicenza is Andrea Palladio. Andrea Palladio is the Teatro Olimpico (and the Basilica and much more). It is the first indoor theatre in mansory in the world. Built around 1580, interiors in wood, stucco and plaster. Very interesting perspectives. It is an absolute masterpiece. Interesting for art and architectural specialists but also just wonderful to be seen by everybody who... More 

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Durham, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We visited the Teatro Olimpico during our visit to Vicenza. Honestly....... it left me unmoved either way. The exterior and surroundings are easy on the eye. As to the theatre, well it's certainly over-priced for what it actually is. The actual theatre is quite small, very well preserved and certainly gives a great depth of perspective, but in all honestly,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

one of the best things if not the best in vicenza; this old theater is just beautiful, many statuaries inside, it is just like a greek anfitheater, very beautiful! and if you look to the stage, even more beautiful, the sense of deapth is unbelieveble! it is worth the visit, for sure!

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A small theatre with amazing classical architecture, a project by Andrea Palladio, whose works inspired, among other, the white house.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The theatre itself is a fascinating piece of baroque interior design and use of perspective to simulate distance, but it was rather less thrilling an experience than the entry price would have led one to expect. And don't be fooled by the "olympic" reference in the title, it has nothing to do with sports.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Palladio designed this amazing theater to resemble a Roman amphitheater, but was limited by the elements of the building surrounding it. The backdrop to the stage is a marvel of perspective. Bravo to those who took apart the theater and hid the pieces in Venice during World War II to save it from destruction from enemy bombing! The reconstructed theater... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

entry (Eur 11.-) is rather expensive for what you get to see, but if you stay longer in VIcenza we recommend to buy the museums ticket (Eur 15.-) so you can see a couple of interessting museums and the famous theater

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Amazingly well preserved theatre with interesting perspectives from the audience seating. The informational plaques and posters were not offered in English, and there was no informational program or presentation.

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