Key to Umbria: Amelia

Stefano Cansacchi (late 18th century)

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Stefano Cansacchi in:  Amelia    Perugia

The architect Conte Stefano Cansacchi, who belonged to a noble family of Amelia, attended the Accademia del Disegno, Perugia.


Teatro Sociale (1783)


A group of private citizens of Amelia commissioned the local architect, Stefano Cansacchi to design the new Teatro Sociale.   Its elliptical interior, which is made completely from wood, influenced the design of the Fenice Theatre, Venice (1790).  The stalls are arranged on the sloping floor, while boxes fill the walls.  The theatre  was restored in 2006.


Rebuilding of Sant’ Agostino (1799-1803)

The church of Sant’ Agostino was largely rebuilt at the turn of the 18th century, to a design by Stefano Cansacchi.  The project was completed in 1803, after a hiatus caused by the French occupation of Perugia.

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