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January 26, 2016

Reopen the Teatro Niccolini

Friday, January 8 riapertura of the oldest Florentine theater

Reopens after twenty years Niccolini, the historic theater of Via Ricasoli bought by the entrepreneur Mauro Pagliai which financed the massive restoration.

The opening ceremony, an evening invitation to be held Friday, January 8 at 19.45 in the presence of the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella, will see on stage Paolo Poli with the show Theatre where the actor Florentine Niccolini was that the "home" in the eighties, he will star in a conversation-interview with the critic Valentina Grazzini. Hyde will follow a performance of the Quartet of the Music School of Fiesole.


Building of great historical and architectural interest, Niccolini, formerly Theatre of watermelon, is the oldest in Florence and one of the first theaters "modern" of Europe. Its origin dates back to 1650, when a group of nobles rented some rooms of the palace in via Ughi watermelon and built the theater.

In the seventies and eighties it was a privileged center for drama, hosting artists such as Vittorio Gassman, Carlo Cecchi and Carmelo Bene.

The new Niccolini is finally a multi-cultural center where, next to the theater season, will host exhibitions and conferences. On January 14, the theater will host the site-specific performance of the designer Marco De Vincenzo, one of the best Italian talent in the world, Guest Womenswear Designer next Pitti Immagine Uomo.

The Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore Niccolini included in a special tourist route that interested visitors from all over the world. From late April, early May, the room will in fact be used every day, from 9 to 17, to present on an ongoing basis a video lasting 20 minutes it takes to prepare the public understanding of the monuments of Piazza Duomo.

The season itself, with a program full of names and events of prestige, will be managed by the Foundation Theatre of Tuscany. On the ground floor are a café and a bookshop with the most important news of the group Polistampa and a selection of titles on the theater and wealth of the monumental complex of the Cathedral.

Guided tours are provided free admission for Saturday, January 9, every 15 minutes from 14.30 to 18.30 book on

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