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“Can't help but be surprised”
Review of Teatro Farnese

Teatro Farnese
Ranked #1 of 138 things to do in Parma
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Owner description: Splendida ricostruzione di teatro farnesiano nel palazzo della pilotta
New York
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“Can't help but be surprised”
Reviewed 4 July 2014

As with just about everything in this city, the Theatre surprises in terms of scale and material used. This theatre helps to make one more aware of the inherent assumptions made about large theatres such as this and the eye searches for the Marble and gold inlay only to be entertained by a totally different aesthetic. Dont miss.

Visited July 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Over-the-top Renaissance theater”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Teatro Farnese was built by the Duke of Parma in the early 17th century to put on events for special guests. The minute you see the elaborate entrance for the Duke, you know that it will be quite extravagant. Well, that's not the half of it. The interior of the theater is so elaborate it is hard to believe. During one of the first performances, they filled the pit in front of the stage with water and held a "sea-battle"! Amazingly, there were only 5 performances held in the place in its life as a Theater. Not exactly your workhorse modern theater on Broadway....Very entertaining, and a remarkable window into the extravagance of the aristocracy of the 17th century.

Visited June 2014
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“Stepping back into history”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We were totally overwhelmed by the size of the theatre, and its restoration following its almost total destruction during world war 2.
the interpretation boards, strategically placed around the theatre are written in English and Italian and provide clear information about the history , purpose and reconstruction of the theatre. A small museum in the undercroft holds precious pieces of the original wood work, too fragile to be re-incorporated into the present theatre. Don't miss it!

Visited June 2014
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Catania, Italy
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“Impressing theatre”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The words are not enough to describe the emotion staring to the structure of the theatre from the stage. It has to be seen! The price is very fair and cheap, and you are free to walk around inside, go on the stage, and enjoy the view. Pictures are allowed.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

stunning atmosphere and the brilliant work of restoration. Very economic as well, with 1 euro extra u can visit the painting areas too

Visited June 2014
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