Palladio's vision of a Greco-Roman outdoor amphitheater inside a medieval building is astonishing. When you sit in the middle of the theater, on the original 500+ year old wood, you are under a sky, with the ground rising behind you to a loggia at the edge of the amphitheater, and a view in front of you of a small town behind the stage. Scamozzi's sets built into 3 openings at the back of the stage, using Palladio's designs, use perspective to transform a few meters into streets that appear to extend to far fields. It is an amazing accomplishment, still considered Palladio's great feat even though he died near the beginning of construction.
The excess of statuary was a detriment, for me at least, since the wedding cake-like excess detracted from the primary accomplishment. Since the statues ended up being in honor of the various Academicians who raised money for the Teatro, their over-abundance was just beside the point. However, that's a small quibble to have with such a masterpiece.
Make sure to spring for the extra €3,00 for the headset. Cheap way to get a huge amount of info while you're there, looking at the points being discussed.
All in all, not to be missed.
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