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Teatro Olimpico

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Address: Piazza 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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The Highpoint ion our trip to Italy

For anyone interested in theatre this is a dazzling and beautiful experience. The oldest indoor theatre in the world: what is especially amazing is that the scenery on stage is... read more

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For anyone interested in theatre this is a dazzling and beautiful experience. The oldest indoor theatre in the world: what is especially amazing is that the scenery on stage is the original 400 year old scenery from the first production! Palladio's design is wonderful. Sadly we did not see any production on stage but just to see the theatre was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Somewhat expensive if you don't get the museum pass, but really fascinating and very different. It's a real theater from 1500's, designed by the ubiquitous (in Vicenza) Palladio to present ancient Greek plays. Everything is original. Stage is designed to give illusion of depth. Really cool!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great to see. Make sure you get the museum pass next door to save some money. It will be a short visit but excellent. It is not air conditioned so it gets hot. Easy to find in he old city . Start your tour of PAlladio here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted to take my son to see this incredible theater and was so lucky that for only 10 more euros we could go see a 2 violin concert here. Highly recommend viewing this place in full swing!

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Province of Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am proud this amazing theatre is in my city. I think you can't visit Vicenza without seeing it!The theatre was the final design by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and was not completed until after his death.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't visit Vicenza without seeing this amazing building. Opened in 1585, it is Palladio's masterpiece and has the most amazing perspective scenery by Scamozzi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful site nearby Vicenza old town area. It's the old theater in Vicenza. It's almost 500 years old. Renaissance architecture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the top attraction in Vicenza kept in its original state if you are in the area then it is a must see all the original wooden seating is still in place as well as the wood and plaster stage scenery designed by Palladio a ticket for this will get you free access to the Palladio museum just round... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Rated as the number one attraction in vicenza and seeing the reviews...i was really excited to visit this place...paid eleven euros to get inside...only to find out that its an indoor theatre...and its smaller than i anticipated...i cant deny that the statues are beautifully carved and well designed...but it was not worth all the fuss

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Just beautiful. So astounding when you think how old it is. We went twice once for a concert which was special in such surroundings and then again just to have a good look around.

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