La Pergola / Firenze

Via della Pergola, 39-red, 50121 Firenze Firenze 50121
+39 389 551 2463
Opening Hours
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 07:00 - 20:00

The Teatro della Pergola is a historic opera house in Florence, Italy. It is located in the centre of the city on the Via della Pergola, from which the theatre takes its name. It was built in 1656 under the patronage of Cardinal Gian Carlo de' Medici to designs by the architect Ferdinando Tacca, son of the sculptor Pietro Tacca; its inaugural production was the opera buffa, Il potestà di Colognole by Jacopo Melani. The opera house, the first to be built with superposed tiers of boxes rather than raked semi-circular seating in the Roman fashion, is considered to be the oldest in Italy, having occupied the same site for more than 350 years.It has two auditoria, the Sala Grande, with 1,500 seats, and the Saloncino, a former ballroom located upstairs which has been used as a recital hall since 1804 and which seats 400.Work on completing the interior was finished in 1661, in time for the celebration of the wedding of the future grand duke Cosimo III de' Medici, with the court spectacle Ercole in Tebe by Giovanni Antonio Boretti. Primarily a court theatre used by the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, it was only after 1718 that it was opened to the public. In this theatre the great operas of Mozart were heard for the first time in Italy, and Donizetti’s Parisina and Rosmonda d'Inghilterra, Verdi’s Macbeth (1847) and Mascagni’s I Rantzau were given their premiere productions.

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Caffè e simpatia GooglePlace - December 2017
Peggy Chiang en
Great bar!! The owner is lovely and the food is wonderful. It's perfect for a quick Italian breakfast GooglePlace - October 2017
Maria Aimé Villano it
Ottimo servizio. Buoni pranzi e ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo. GooglePlace - September 2017
Julia Agazzi en
Friendly, affordable and cosy. Choice of pasta and Tuscan dishes that vary everyday. Packed with locals, an oasis away from tourists. GooglePlace - May 2017
T.i Levy en
A great place to have your first coffee in the morning, Italian style - with a fresh pastry. The owner always will welcome you with a smile. The place offers also lunch in modest prices. ** For the average tourist that didn't study Italian yet, you will be welcomed in English and still with a smile. GooglePlace - August 2016