Step Inside Teatro Bibiena of Mantova

During the Festivaletteratura I had a chance to visit Mantova’s Teatro Bibiena designed by Antonio Galli Bibiena. Built in the 18th century, the bell shaped theater, is a breathtaking sight! It is a beautifully lit up theater with life like statues of Mantova’s poets.
Bibiena was inaugurated on Dec 3, 1769 and is known to be one of the most significant architectural gems of the 18th century Europe.

While I was there, an event practice going on and it was worth staying and eavesdropping.

Years and years ago, Leopold Mozart, father of Mozart, had said in a letter to his wife, “In all my life, I have never seen anything more beautiful of its kind”.
I couldn’t agree more! Bibiena is stunning and none of the photos do justice.
It is definitely worth visiting when in Mantova.
Via Accademia 9.
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am – 1pm, 3pm – 6pm.
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10 am – 6pm.
Ticket cost:

30 thoughts on “Step Inside Teatro Bibiena of Mantova

  1. Che mersviglie! Peccato che la “gente” … non è cosi affascinante, sarebbe un paese delle meraviglie! Purtroppo abbiamo politici tipo … Pinocchio, se soltanto gli crescerebbe il naso ogni volta che ci raccontano una buggia!
    Alle prossime elezioni … voterò ..
    Ali Babbà … così di ladri … cie ne saranno soltanto 40!
    Triste verità …
    Mi dispiace di aver macchiato il tuo post.

          1. Solo la verità … non prendermi per uno che non sono! Non e un rimprovero … non voglio che gli idioti … sai cosa intendo? Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Have a great day. Yours sincerly.

  2. Wholeheartedly agree with your last thought – only problem would be how to decide where exactly to live!! I was in Mantua in June and visited the theatre: it is just as gorgeous as you say. Also went to Cremona, fascinating to see violin-makers still in business, music all around. I love the towns of northern Italy…Umbria…Sicily…everywhere!

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