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Teatro Olimpico

Listed under Urban in Vicenza, Italy.

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Teatro Olimpico, the first covered theatre of the modern age, is the marvellous realization of a dream of generations of Renaissance humanists and architects: to execute in permanent form one of the buildings that had become a symbol of the classical cultural tradition. The Palladian project, finished by Scamuzzi after Palladio"s death during construction, reconstructed the Roman theatre with an archaeological precision based on Vitruvius" "De Architectura" and Roman ruins such as the Teatro Berga. Performances are only allowed in summer as heating may damage the delicate wood structures.

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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