Teatro Olimpico (“Olympic Theatre”)

The Teatro Olimpico is a theatre was constructed between 1580-1585 and designed by the Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio.

The trompe-l’œil onstage scenery was designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, to give the appearance of long streets receding to a distant horizon, was installed in 1585.

The Teatro Olimpico is, along with the Teatro all’antica in Sabbioneta and the Teatro Farnese in Parma, one of only three Renaissance theatres in existence. It is still used several times a year.

Since 1994, the Teatro Olimpico, has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto.

Address: Piazza Matteotti, 11.

For more info (timetables, prices, reservation) here’s the link to the official website: http://www.teatrolimpicovicenza.it/en/

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