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The Theatre "Gustavo da Modena"
Around 1841 a group of well-off citizens of Palmanova, led by two lawyers Antonio Simoni and Antonio Monte Rumici, felt the strong need to have a Social Theatre. The idea was highly appreciated so the architect Giovan Battista Bassi was called to plan and build it.
The theatre, now standing in the historical centre of the Fortress town, distinguished from the other buildings for the severe elegance, despite its small dimensions. The facade, in neo-classical style, was scanned by a monumental order of Doric half -columns, while the inside hall had a crescent shape plant overlooked by three orders of boxes and a gallery, which held 300 people.