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Teatro Olimpico

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Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 11, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0444 222800
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The Olympic Theatre by Andrea Palladio was commissioned in February 1580 by...

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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Amazing palladian theater

This theater is unique inside and worth a visit.they also hold events there. The area is built to resemble an ancient theatre and across the stage are scenery which has... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This theater is unique inside and worth a visit.they also hold events there. The area is built to resemble an ancient theatre and across the stage are scenery which has perspectives as though you were looking down three city streets.

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Fortaleza, CE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The theater is just great. The last work of Andrea Palladio who died before ending the work. It is the first cover theater built in the world. Beautiful! Located in this small town named Vicenza.

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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only theatre of this kind in all the world. You cannot miss it! A unique experience from a wonderful architect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Teatro Olimpico is the oldest roofed theater in the world; opened in 1585. It is at the north-east end of the historic downtown Vicenza area. There is a nice parking garage 2 short blocks away from it, just across the angel bridge. (Be careful though if you drive; the parking garage is adjacent to the ZTL areas where visitors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw the Royal Ballet's Fernando Montano and Roberta Marquez perform here on the stage of the of the oldest theatre in the world - it is a breathtaking experience but take a fan as there is no air con and the theatre gets very warm when the stage lights are on.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb! The intricate interiors (esp. sculptures) and the stage / backstage. Seeing an actual play / opera there must be a once-in-a-lifetime. Doesn't take long (<30mins), but definitively worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

In my honest opinion, this is a pretty boring place. It has nice murals and paintings on the walls, and the actual theatre portion is pretty neat, but I wouldn't go here twice. Not worth the time or money to see more than once.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

We visited Vicenza for a day trip primarily to see this amazing theatre. The walk through the city was well signed and interesting with lots of fine historical buildings. The entry price was on the high side but the theatre is great. Certainly worth the effort.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Nice small garden as you go through, Stage set is lovely, beautiful painted ceiling (Sky theme) a lot of student there when I visited doing drawing etc, would love to see a play being performed their.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

A worthwhile place to visit as it's only one of three Renaissance theatres left in Italy.It's design was started by Palladio but he died before completion.Theres a small but nicely stocked gift shop also.

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