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Teatro Olimpico

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Andrea Palladio’s last work and masterpiece, the Olympic Theatre was commissioned in February 1580 by the Accademia Olimpica, a society of mixed social classes founded in Vicenza in 1555 for cultural and scientific purposes and to which Palladio...more
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Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 11, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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This is one of those amazing structures from history that must be experienced in person. This was the final design by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio (we also saw many more of his inspired villas in the Veneto) and this teatro was not completed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StoryLandSeaGuy
Reviewed yesterday

admire the perspective and elegance of the structure. Located in the historic center of the city just a few steps from other important works of Palladio

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gaetano C
Reviewed 2 days ago

The 16th Century 'Olympic Theatre' as we would say in England was the climax of Andrea Palladio’s career and remains in splendid order. The breathtaking entrance halls are as entrancing today as they would have been in 1585 - if only Palladio had lived to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janet T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was blessed to be able to visit when I was stationed in Vicenza. It is definitely a must see if you are visiting the area. It is absolutely beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enwrapping velvety sensation when looking at the stage; Palladio's jewel reminding the classic art. Teatro Olimpico is the oldest covered masonry theater in the World !!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ivo_mazz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I almost hate to write about the Teatro Olympico because part of its beauty to us was that we were utterly surprised; we had no pre-conceived notion, we just went because our local hosts chose this as the place we should not miss. We are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VIPalate
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Very stunning and very interesting talked to one of the stewards and he explained quite a bit of the history of the teatro olimpico. Oldest indoor theater in the world and still in use today.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank largr1
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The Teatro Olimpico is the oldest indoor theater in Europe - conceived by Palladio. Everyone notes that you'll be surprised, and you'll STILL be surprised, because the theater is simply different from anything you've previously experienced or imagined. It's surprisingly intimate -- not grand in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

You do not expect to see what you will discover. Very surprising place. The teatro is worthwhile to see. A very amazing theatre, the way it is built and how you can interpret it in very unique.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Girolamolm
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Friends who live in Vicenza recommended a visit and I am so glad I went. This place is phenomenonal, both in terms of its age and construction. I counted over 100 statues, preserved wooden benches, effects on the stage that appear to create the illusion...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Miha P | Reviewed this property |
For performances you need to go directily to Teatro Olimpico information Office. They will explain you the timetable. All good, M.
Joanna M
13 February 2016|
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Response from cadelvento2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. This is what I found about the Olimpico theatre: "mercoledì 27 aprile 2016 ore 20.45 Alexander Lonquich direttore Andrea Lucchesini solista al pianoforte Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Sinfonia n. 4 in la maggiore op... More
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Response from drwho00 | Reviewed this property |
One adult ticket to just the Olympic Theater is 11 euro. The Museum card is better deal. It's good for one week, costs 15 euro, and includes entrance to Teatro Olimpico, Gallerie d'Italia Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Chiesa di... More