La Rosa Theater
The La Rosa Theater is a little gem of architecture in the city of Pontremoli.
First built in the 18th Century after the passage of Pontremoli from Spanish rule to the Gran Ducato of Tuscany, i its life the theater went under several renovations, the latest of which happend in 1998.
During the centuries the theater reflected Pontremoli cultural life, with its ups and downs. Together with its establishment in 1767, the cultural ‘Academy of the Rose’ was founded which guaranteed the theater financing and cultural livelyhood; its extemely refined decorations were executed by Antonio Costentabili and nowadays – after great damages endured by the theater during the years and especially during WWI and WWII – all is left of it is the beautiful scene courtain.
Today it stages events, conferences, meetings and concerts and has become once more the symbol of Pontremoli cultural life.
Source:Trame di Lunigiana