Plans for a "grand" theater in Catania (about two and a half hours from Palermo on the western side of the island), ... More
Teatro Bellini (Bellini Theater)
Plans for a "grand" theater in Catania (about two and a half hours from Palermo on the western side of the island), had been in the works since the great earthquake of 1693 that destroyed the region. The endeavor was not realized, however, until the end of the 19th century when famous architect Carlo Sada was commissioned to the project. Named after renowned, locally born opera composer Vincenzo Bellini, the theater was inaugurated in 1890 with his masterwork, Norma. The exterior of the building is a remarkable example of Sicilian Baroque style, and the interior is equally extravagant with a marble statue to the maestro himself in the grand entryway.
The Teatro Filarmonico was started in 1605 by Domenico Curtoni. His design was obviously Palladian in inspiration and was originally
in the form of a semicircle with an open gallery in wood. The majestic façade with its columns was ...
Teatro Romano di Ostia Antica, located in Ostia Antica , was built by Augusto at the end of the first
millennium and was rebuilt in brick in 196 CE. Although the theater has undergone reconstruction since then, the original ...
This theater was built in 1638 by the architect A. Levanti in the Archginnasio, the former University site. It is
said that it was reduced to rubble by bombing in 1944, and was minutely rebuilt so as to resume ...