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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
+39 0444 964380
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place ! Must see. Amazing how this was made and still in a fine state . A pearl in a wonderful town

Thank veerle d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basically this is an old theatre, with an impressive stage set, designed to show diminishing perspective.

Thank William D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With nearly three thousand prior reviews here at Trip Advisor, it would be difficult to add anything profoundly novel about this amazing historic site. We arrived around 3 pm, bought tickets, and within fifteen minute our 45 minute tour began. We were given an iPad...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful insight into the influence and interest in theatre that stems from this period. Prior to this no interior theatres. Opening night of Oedipus Rex had 3000 in audience -delayed by 9 hours it started at 1.30am. Plenty of food and drink but no one...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting, an "external" theatre reproduced indoor, with technical solutions that make the theatre a performance on its own. A local website has verbal commentaries of the various sections. The entry ticket is €11 per person.

Thank marcellos375
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We did a self-guided tour of this theatre. There is so much history within its walls and the theatre itself is so beautiful. The architecture and artwork is magnificent. The entry and exit is well-organized and not overly crowded. The garden is also a nice...More

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Not only is it the first modern theatre but also the scene decoration is genuinely impressive. Like movie sets from Universal Studies, only 400 years earlier :)

Thank Tomek K
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This theater is one of Palladio's masterpieces. Well worth the visit. The new POP visit with AV support is well worth it, as it gives you real feel for the theater.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We really wanted to visit this old Greek Theatre even if we had only 15 minutes but it was still worth it. The scene "trompe l'oeil" is amazing. It should be wonderful to come for a music show as the acoustic is so special in...More

Thank Selma C
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The most ancient covered theatre in Europe! Your can find at the end of Corso Palladio, near to Chiericati Palace, on the left. After an atrium all painted in frescos (not in Good conditions, however), you go down to the teathre, with its architectonic scenario...More

Thank Luca C
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Janet S
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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
Karma M
13 November 2015|
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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