The historical theatre of Sanremo, temple of italian song
"There are places in the world where feelings are mysteriously multiplied by those which have already passed through in the same place", according to the writer Cees Nooteboom.
The description seems made for the Ariston Theatre of Sanremo, inaugurated in 1963, which owes its fame especially to the Italian Song Festival. Think of the green room, located just below the stage, where the singers in the contest await their turn to perform. The main hall, from which the Festival is broadcast, includes 1909 seats amongst the stalls, gallery and side boxes; the stage is 15 metres deep and 24 metres high; the orchestra with up to 100 members; and the ceiling is adorned with the valuable frescoes by the painter Carlo Cuneo.
The Ariston Tour is a guided tour to discover the over 30 dressing rooms, followed by a make-up room, tailor shop and machine room, the latter fundamental for the operation of the lights, and audio and simultaneous translations in the case of foreign super guests.