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Teatro Olimpico

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Address: Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 11, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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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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Palladio

The jewel in the crown of Vicenza is Palladio's Theatre. Beautifully constructed in the Greek tradition with columns and porticos it is neo classical Palladio at his best. It is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The jewel in the crown of Vicenza is Palladio's Theatre. Beautifully constructed in the Greek tradition with columns and porticos it is neo classical Palladio at his best. It is closed on a Monday. Don not miss this site while in Vicenza.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is so awe inspiring and beautiful. We only wished we had been able to attend a production while there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I was in business trip today and I had some free time. I liked to see this wonderful work of architecture again after 32 years. But monday is closing day. If you are there or you plan to go, please check the opening time and program you visit accordingly because you can't be in Vicenza and miss the visit to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

We had no prior knowledge of this beautiful, beautiful theatre before we visited Vicenza in November, so were totally unprepared for the spectacular beauty of the place! The entry fee is paid at the tourist information office to the right of the theatre grounds. These grounds are slightly unkempt but that could have been due to the fact that it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

We came again as we had to appreciate it again. Never ceases to amaze and the more you look, the more you see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

If you have time to visit one place in Vicenze let this be it. it's the proverbial jewel on the crown of Palladio is career and is truly a must see. admission prices are a bit steep (as in many places in Italy) but if you pay a bit extra you get a Vicenza ticket and can visit all other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

A very important theatre museum to visit. Do not miss it. In the historic center of Vicenza very close to piazza Dei signori

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

Weird theatre with pre-installed elements on the scene. Reminded me of the theatre in the Palazzo Ducale in Parma. You purchase the tickets in the tourism office in the neighbouring building and there can be quite a line, so i advise you to get the tickets early in the morning. After the visit you can go for a walk in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

It is not difficult to see why Vicenza is a designated UNESCO world heritage site. The city and its surroundings are a unique and very elegant collection of Andrea Palladio's best examples of architectural prowess. The theater is a small jewel of Renaissance architecture and one of only three surviving theaters of that period. Constructed at the end of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This is 'no miss it' if You are nearby. I'll skip writing about artistic value...price is 11€ but with Vicenza Family Card (2 adults, 2 children) it's 18€, plus another 7 places to visit. Worth for this breathtaking experience. The card is valid for 7 days and if You're with smaller kids You're visit can be less tiring.

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