The Niccolini, formerly known as “Teatro del Cocomero”, is
the oldest stage theatre in Florence and one of the first “modern” theatres in
Europe. Its origin dates back to the mid-seventeenth century, when a group of
nobles rented some rooms of Palazzo Ughi in a street named “Via del Cocomero.
The book traces its history from the origins until the Eighties of the twentieth century, when the theatre hosted artists such as Vittorio Gassman,
Carmelo Bene and Paolo Poli, and then the impressive restoration completed in
2016, which triggered a new fruitful season.