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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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A wonderful theater from the 16th century, still in use today. One of the beauties of Vicenza with its amazing prospective view on the scene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful theater from the 16th century, still in use today. One of the beauties of Vicenza with its amazing prospective view on the scene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the older buildings in Vicenza and brought to life by Andres Palladio, the Teatro Olimpico is a Must see when visiting Vicenza.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The highlight of Vicenza for us. Absolutely beautiful. That moment when you walk in the actual theatre from the tunnel is amazing. We were just in awe. Maybe a bit expensive, that's the only downside. Nevertheless 5 stars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

The Teatro Olimpico is unlike any theatre that I have ever seen in my travels. Built in the late 1500s it was the final design by Andrea Palladio. The Teatro Olimpico is both stunning and unique. Not to be missed if in Vicenza or if you are a fan of Palladio. The only downside is that the entrance fee of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

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 December 26, 2016 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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