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Farnese Theatre
Ranuccio I Farnese had the theatre built in a hurry between 1617-1619, in a former armory of the Pilotta Palace, to show Cosimo I Medici, the luxury of his court. The work was started by architect Giovan Battista Aleotti from Argenta and finished by Enzo Bentivoglio and Giovan Battista Magnani. The stage is enclosed by a large wooden balustrade and is interrupted in the center by the majestic entrance to the underlying vestibule and by two stairways leading to the 14 steps of the circle.
Parma, Italy - Farnese Theatre