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Introduction

Introduction

The Teatro Olimpico

In 1555, a group of artists and noblemen founded the "Accademia Olimpica". In 1579, Palladio, as one of its members, proposed the construction of a permanent theatre for dramatic presentations, as the wooden structures he had designed for the Palazzo della Ragione hall had been dismantled. Palladio's proposal was accepted…

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News

News

Press review

A reproduction of the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza welcomes visitors to the Italy pavilion in Shanghai Expo

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Videos about Vicenza

Videos about Vicenza

Video gallery

Enjoy the 'video' section of this website, interely dedicated to Andrea Palladio and the city of Vicenza.

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The life of Andrea Palladio

The life of Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio

Palladio's biography would be worth a novel or a costume film: his humble Paduan descent, the difficult beginnings in the sculpture laboratories, the encounter with the patron who introduced him to classical culture...It is not, of course, a cloak-and-dagger-story, but the tale of an extraordinary artistic career…

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Discover Palladio

Discover Palladio

www.discoverpalladio.org

If you take a look at a five cent piece what do you see? Monticello, the house that Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president of the United States, built for himself in Virginia. The president, an architect as well as great traveler, was imbued with ideas of democracy…

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The city of Vicenza

The city of Vicenza

UNESCO World Heritage

Vicenza and Palladio: an inseparable pair, because the former doesn't exist without the latter, and the latter, although he worked in other provinces too, left the biggest concentration of his wonderful masterpieces in this territory. Today Vicenza is, in fact, one of Italy's cities with the highest number of monumental…

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The villas by Palladio

The villas by Palladio

UNESCO World Heritage

Most people who intend to visit the Palladian villas go to the Riviera del Brenta for the now traditional boat tour, to sail the river Brenta upstream from Venice to Padua or the other way round, and to stop along the riverside to admire the marvellous buildings the Venetian noblemen…

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Vicenza, Venice and Rome

Vicenza, Venice and Rome

The Teatro Olimpico is located in vicenza, just 60 km from Venice.Include Vicenza in your Italian tourist itinerary!

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Welcome to Vicenza

Welcome to Vicenza

www.vicenzae.org

The tourism portal www.vicenzae.org offers you all the informations to organize your unforgettable stay in Vicenza.

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Orario di apertura 2014

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Orari di apertura del Teatro Olimpico
 
 da martedì a domenica, dalle 9.00 alle 17.00 (ultimo ingresso 16.30). 

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The Teatro Olimpico is the first indoor theater in masonry in the world, with interiors made of wood, stucco and plaster.

It was constructed by architect Andrea Palladio, between 1580 and 1585, when it was inaugurated.

The Teatro Olimpico is located in Piazza Matteotti 11, in Vicenza, city located between Milan and Venice in northeast Italy

It is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List

The Teatro is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (last admission: 4.30 p.m.) Tuesday to Sunday (closed on Mondays). 

The cost of entry ticket is € 8.50, available discounts for families and groups (free up to 14 years, excluding schools)

In the Teatro Olimpico, which has 400 seats, are held theater and music productions: the “Settimane musicali al Teatro Olimpico” (Musical weeks of Teatro Olimpico), the Festival "Omaggio a Palladio, András Schiff e i suoi Amici" ("Hommage to Palladio, András Schiff and his Friends"), “Il Suono dell’Olimpico” ("the sound of the Olimpico") and the classical shows.

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