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GetCOO | Teatro degli Industri

Teatro degli Industri

In 1813, a Grosseto warehouse in Via delle Vecchie Fornaci (now Via Mazzini), which was once used as a refuge for pilgrims, was transformed into an elegant theatre. The beautiful structure immediately caught the eye of the famed Accademia degli Industri, who decided to set up residence and perform many of their greatest works here. The theatre was designed by G. Passerini and it had all the most modern elements of its time, like 3 row boxes and decorations in stucco and paint rather than plaster. A Sienese artist designed the grand red and gold interior, while the curtain, which once depicted the siege of Grosseto by Ludwig of Bavaria, have recently been replaced by a plain velvet sheet.