Florence of the events and exhibitions: Top cultural centres and theatres

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Posted by cusmano77

14/Nov/2017

Florence is a cultural hub of Italy. The city rose to its prominence during the Renaissance and it became one of the major centres learning, art as well as literature in Europe. Though the age of Renaissance is long gone and the city has changed a lot but still it is the heart of the Italian culture. In Florence, you will not only get to see the historical palaces, monuments and greatest examples of art but here you will also be able to get the taste of rich culture. So, if you are visiting Florence, then you cannot afford to miss the theatres in Florence which are an essential part of the Tuscany culture.

In these theatres in Florence, you will witness the true form of stage art and fine acting. Plus, you can also attend some extraordinary musical concerts in some of these cultural halls. Since there are several cultural centres and theatres in Florence, it can be very painful to decide which ones you need to visit. Well, let us help you with it! Here is a list of some of the best cultural halls and theatres in Florence which you should pay a visit:

Obi Hall

It is one of the most renowned theatres in Florence. The theatre was built in the year 1978 during the time when the tent theatres became very popular in the city. The theatre completely changed the cultural landscape of the city and made it much more flamboyant. Obi Hall is divided into three distinct sections. The first section comes with a trapezoidal conference room with a foyer; while the second body was designed like a tent as a tribute to the old tent theatres. The third and the final body of Obi Hall contain technology centres, public toilets as well as catering facilities. Various cultural programs and plays are exhibited in Florence throughout the year. So, you can visit at any time without any worry.

Obi Hall


Nelson Mandela Forum

The Nelson Mandela forum is one of the most significant indoor sports stadiums in Italy. This Florentine stadium was named after the great revolutionary and the first South African President Nelson Mandela. This stadium also serves as a popular cultural centre in Florence. During the summer season, the main arena of the stadium is not utilised and it is used as two Open air cinemas with 600 and 250 seats respectively. Furthermore, the stadium also hosts some of the biggest musical concerts in Italy throughout the year apart from various other cultural programs.

The Nelson Mandela forum is one of the most significant indoor sports stadiums in Italy. This Florentine stadium was named after the great revolutionary and the first South African President Nelson Mandela. This stadium also serves as a popular cultural centre in Florence. During the summer season, the main arena of the stadium is not utilised and it is used as two Open air cinemas with 600 and 250 seats respectively. Furthermore, the stadium also hosts some of the biggest musical concerts in Italy throughout the year apart from various other cultural programs.

Mandela Forum


Teatro Comunale

The Teatro Communale was originally known as Politeama Fiorentino which was designed in the year 1862 as one of the biggest open-air cinemas in the region. Later, it led to the formation of the modern day theatre Teatro Communale. The theatre is a huge auditorium and it comes with a single tier of boxes along with two large amphitheatres. Though it has been damaged by natural calamities several times, still it stands tall today as one of the cultural icons and greatest theatres in Florence. Visit the theatre and you will be able to witness some of the best performances throughout the year.

Teatro Verdi

Originally named Teatro Delle Antiche Stinche after owing its name from Trecento prison, Teatro Verdi gained its current name on the year of 1901. As it was originally a prison, still there are numerous cells that you can still find in the underground of this theatre. In spite of going under tremendous renovations, the theatre still preserves the authentic Italian structure of a traditional orchestra. Apart from the intricate interior designs, it is a beauty with six loges, dress circle and a glamorous main entrance. Ballet, opera, jazz, film premieres and all the prestigious events are conducted in this historic theatre.

Teatro Verdi

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