Teatro all'Antica
Teatro all'Antica
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Jake23
New Jersey6,507 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
If you are in Sabbioneta you should go and see the old theatre. We were unable to go inside, but the architecture is very interesting.
Written 27 July 2021
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garyp281
New York City, NY164 contributions
Jan 2020
Copied by Scamozzi, who completed the Teatro Olympico in Vicenza for the architect Andrea Palladio, this smaller cousin is beautifully appointed architecturally, with decorative frescoes. Rumored to be the first theater with changing rooms for the actors and women shared the stage with men....in the later 16th Century.
Written 10 January 2020
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,252 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
From the outside looks quite unnoticeable to host such a small jewel. It can be underwhelming if had visited the Olimpico in Vicenza and the Farnese in Parma, those are larger ones.

Small and cute. Worth visiting if in the area.
Written 22 July 2019
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HerakleitosMD
Kapellen, Belgium29 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Impressive architectural stage, very good audioguide. Travel back in time to the heyday of the 16th century. Must see!
Written 4 July 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
This theatre was built in the late 16th century for the Gonzaga family, which dominated the nearby city of Mantua and is unique as the first one housed in a separate purpose-built building since ancient times. It is very small with tiered horseshoe shaped seating in the stalls and a colonnade balcony behind. The perspective stage set has been copied in modern times from the original. A fascinating place to visit.
Written 4 April 2019
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Fudge03
Sussex, England1,281 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
The second oldest “modern” European theatre after Vicenza, which I visited last year. This one is more of the classic “opera house” horse shoe shape, rather than the Roman semi-circle, so is an important progression. The stage setting has been restored, giving a meaningful impression of how it must have been used. Outstanding – worth going to Sabbionetta just for this.
Written 24 October 2017
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Paweł C
Lublin, Poland787 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
The building does not look too impressive from the outside. But... the inside "hides" a really well-preserved Renaissance theater. It's worth to drop in and "meet" some history...
Written 15 May 2017
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Daniela B
118 contributions
Mar 2017
The first free standing, purpose built theatre in Europe. Built in the 1500s it is a really gem. Beautifully preserved and lovely to see!
Written 13 March 2017
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Virginia M
Cosio Valtellino, Italy38 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
This is an incredible theater. I only wish I could have seen a play put on in this magnificent space. You must visit this theater!
Written 15 October 2016
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Capmbad
35 contributions
Jul 2016 • Solo
One if the two must see sights here, other than strolling the town. The theatre is unique in its history. If you've seen the one in Vice sa than this is a secondary example. Worth a look if you're in the area.
Written 15 July 2016
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