The seven smallest, most wonderful theaters in the world

Apr 14, 2016 482

Italian theaters are universally known for their unsurpassed excellence, especially since the "architectural revolution" that took place between the 18th and 19th century, giving rise to modern structures whose technical and stylistic features became a standard exported all over the world: a horseshoe seating layout ("inventing" the first auditoriums), box seats divided into tiers, sets made deeper by using perspective wings.

Italy, in short, is the homeland of great theaters – and some very small, great theaters as well. We have selected seven such tiny gems, old and new, scattered around the country, each one proud to claim it is "the smallest theater in the world".

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