Tuesday, January 21, 2020


Piazza Beniamino Gigli 7

1878/80 Achille Sfondrini for Domenico Costanzi who was owner of the land was the impresario until his death

Restored radically in the years 1926/28 by Marcello Piacentini (1881/1960)

Further restoration in the years 1957/60 with FAÇADE also by Marcello Piacentini
Bronze relief on the façade “Five Muse” by Luigi Scirocchi

Among the world premiere of operas held in this theater: Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni and Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

FRESCO IN THE DOME by Annibale Brugnoli (1843/1915)

The LAMP is considered the largest in the world with a diameter of 6 m (20 feet), height of 3.5 m (11.5 feet), volume of 36 cubic meters and weighing more than 3,000 pounds (473 stones)
It was made in Murano and it is a masterpiece of glass art
It is thoroughly cleaned every five years

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