Fodor's Expert Review Teatro Olimpico

Vicenza Arts/Performance Venue Fodor's Choice

Palladio's last, perhaps most spectacular, work was begun in 1580 and completed in 1585, after his death, by Vincenzo Scamozzi (1552–1616). Based closely on the model of ancient Roman theaters, it represents an important development in theater and stage design and is noteworthy for its acoustics and the cunning use of perspective in Scamozzi's permanent backdrop. The anterooms are frescoed with images of important figures in Venetian history. One of the few Renaissance theaters still standing, it can be visited (with guided tours) during the day and is used for concerts, operas, and other performances.

Arts/Performance Venue Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Piazza Matteotti 12
Vicenza, Veneto  36100, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €11; €15 Musei Civici card, includes Palazzo Barbaran da Porto and Palazzo Chiericati, plus others, Closed Mon.

What’s Nearby

Find a Hotel

Related Forum Posts

Around the Web