LET’S DISCOVER THE HISTORY OF THE THEATRE !!
In the theatre I usually dance
My moves come from France
I slide in a chassè
Then I jump in a grand jetè
Five, six, seven, eight
Let’s perform the Swan Lake
I hope to make a good impression
I’m simply following my passion
The Theatre of Carpi is one of the most important historical theatres in Emilia Romagna. It
was designed by Claudio Rossi and inaugurated in 1861. It has 570 seats and is built in a
horseshoe shape. When facing the theatre you can see four Doric columns with low-relief
representations of Music, Dramatic Poetry, Lyrical Poetry and Dance
ROUND THE THEATRE THERE ARE SOME FAMOUS PEOPLE BUSTS, LET’S DISCOVER WHO THEY ARE!!
GARDENS OF THE CIVIC THEATRE AND BUSTS
Next to the theatre there are the busts of some famous people of Carpi. From left to right, they are: Traiano Boccalini (writer and poet), Nicolò Biondo (creator of the technique for making traditional Carpi straw hats), Guido Fassi (artist and inventor of scagliola – imitation marble), Ugo da Carpi (artist and engraver), Alberto III Pio (Carpi’s Prince), Jacopo Berengario da Carpi (surgeon), Galasso Alghisi (architect) and Bernardino Ramazzini (doctor). Behind the theatre there is a garden with a wide path, a central circle and a fountain containing many kinds of fish.