Palermo: Teatro Politeama Garibaldi

Country: Italy (Italia)
Region: Sicilia
City: Palermo
Location: Piazza Politeama

Built 1867-1875 by Giuseppe Damiani Almejda as an open-air theatre ("circo olimpico"). Named in honour of the Italian patriot and soldier, Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882). 1877 addition of a cast iron roof by Giuseppe Damiani Almejda. Interior decorations by Giuseppe Enea, Rocco Lentini, and Giuseppe Cavallaro completed by 1891. Capacity: 4000 persons in the main hall (plus 500 persons in each of the two adjacent halls).

[Palermo: Teatro Politeama Garibaldi] Front Text: "Palermo, Teatro Politeama"
Publisher: Ediz. V. Perderosa, Palermo; Purger + Co., München; Photochromiekarte 2157
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Palermo: Teatro Politeama Garibaldi] Reverse Text: "Palermo, Piazza Ruggero Settimo (Teatro Politeama), Place Ruggero Settimo (Théâtre Politeama), Ruggero Settimo square (Politeama Theatre), Ruggero Settimo der platz (Politeama das Theater)" [sic!]
Publisher: ARCO; 2800
Size: Modern
Sent: from Taormina to Böbing (Germany), 1977


Thanks to Mario Girgenti for providing information on the history of this theatre.

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