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Teatro Olimpico

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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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Good place lots to see and take in. Very historic. Would be a magical place in those times watching the opera.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Good place lots to see and take in. Very historic. Would be a magical place in those times watching the opera.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

One of the most interesting and unusual sites on Vicenza - basically the original 16th century theatre with the stage set from the first performance (a Greek tragedy). There is really nothing like it elsewhere on Europe except Shakespeare's Globe in London which is a modern reconstruction and has very popular performances. The Olympico has occasional infrequent performances apparently but... More 

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Taoyuan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is one of the highlights of a tour of Palladio's buildings, which is why we came to Vicenza. 舞台布景極具視覺效果,建於1585年,是現存最古老的舞台布景。劇場內最令人矚目的就是這個極為立體,無限延伸的街景。整條街一氣喝成,寫實逼真到讓人無法挑剔。 舞台上以及座位中的雕刻也是玲瑯滿目,令人目不暇接。

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is the No: 1 attraction in this city. It is simply outstanding. It amazes me how many geniuses were before our time.

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Buy the Tour Package of Vicenza for €10 to visit many historical sites in downtown Vicenza. Teatro Olimpico stage is a must see! It's really a small stage that Palladio made to look huge. What a marvel! They still hold an occasional concert there.

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Fuerteventura
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were stunned by the Teatro Olympico. One can almost sense the opening night when the first performance took place in this magnificent theatre back in 1585. It is said to be the oldest roofed theatre in the world and the backdrop to the stage is an amazing being inspired by ancient Greek and Roman theatres. It is only one... More 

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Thornford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Teatro was completed after Palladio's death but to his design and conception. It is unique (I refuse to qualify this noun!). Photography is allowed which means, when you get home and transfer the digital images, you can muck about with the street scenes and understand how the foreshortening and tricky perspectives work. The acoustics of the Teatro are also... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

An incredible theatre with an amazing history but the entrance fee of 11 Euro is quite steep for walking through 3 rooms. I think I would have been better to try and see an event there instead of just touring the place.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

An amazing experience that must be seen to take in the true nature of the architecture. Take the time to have a good look around and soak up the atmosphere. We were amazed that so few people were visiting the site when we were there.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Vicenza. Palladio. Not only many beautiful buildings along the streets of the city that are truly 'Palladian' but a theatre which left us stunned because we never ever expected what we eventually saw. You think: ah, ok, a theatre. But this is a theatre so extraordinary you'll be completely baffled. Sit on the steep wooden rows and enjoy the view... More 

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