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Teatro Olimpico

Piazza Matteotti, Vicenza, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 37 attractions in Vicenza
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Theaters
Description: Designed in 1579 for the Vicenza Accademia Olimpica to stage theatrical performances, this is the only surviving Renaissance theater in the world.
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Vicenza, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Beautiful theatre - a UNESCO site - don't miss it! I don't believe I saw anything else like this in Italy.

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Durris, Scotland
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I didn't know what to expect, and the experience of walking in to this 16th century theatre is almost breathtaking. It has been so well preserved.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

I could have sat in this place for hours. The stage was a thing of wonder. The whole theater was beautiful. Don't pass this up.

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Amazing space - best thing in Vicenza. You could sit for ages on the wooden steps inside looking at the scene behind the stage while taking lots of photos... Great shop too with lots of cards and posters.

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Vicenza, Italy
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

interesting place to visit - stage scene is fantastic, old stadium seating is an experience, courtyard is pleasant and tunnel-walkways are genuine. recommended.

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Kalispell, Montana
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Begun in 1579 by architect Andrea Palladio to resemble the outdoor theatres of ancient Greece and Rome,this theatre made of wood and plaster and painted to look like marble, is a work of art.The stage set representing the Greek city of Thebes is painted and built in perspective and gives the illusion of long streets and the ceiling is painted... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

it only takes a short time to visit a wonderful example of an old theater, still in use today after centuries

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quebec
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Beautiful theatre. An architectural masterpiece. It revolutionize you understanding of the stage. A visit not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Very captivating a must on your visit i was taken a back by how the artwork was completed in order to fool the eyes it's amazing. Well worth it.

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Padua, Italy
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25 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is as it was , its amazing it has survived , this very old teatro . I always imagine people all dressed up in the 18 th century coming here to see the plays . It must have been amazing.

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