In the town of Rimini, near San Marino, is the Teatro Amintore Galli, an unimposing performing arts center from the outside. Step inside, however, and it's a different story: The interior, lovingly restored and reopened to the public in 2018, is stunning.
The theater, which originally opened in 1857, was heavily bombed during WWII. Its destruction was followed by heavy looting, leaving behind a sad shell of what was once an iconic cultural attraction. But in 2014, the theater began getting the attention it deserved.
Since reopening last fall, the neoclassical venue has been offering opulence and sophistication to modern-day theater-goers.
TripAdvisor rating: 4 stars based on 24 reviews
Sample review: "A theater among the most remarkable and innovative examples of 19th-century Italian theatrical architecture, inaugurated by Giuseppe Verdi who specifically wrote the Aroldo for the official inauguration in 1857." (3ugy95)