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Teatro Massimo Bellini

via Perrotta 12, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
+39 095 7306111
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Ranked #12 of 78 Attractions in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
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Florence
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379 reviews 379 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one of most beautiful corner in Catania. Located few steps from Piazza Duomo and Via Etnea, it's a quite impressive building. We only had a look from the outside but if you got time I really think it worths to spend some to visit it. Guided visits are available. The view even from the outside is something special.... More

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New Westminster, Canada
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19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Teatro Bellini itself is a glorious homage to a period of symphonic and opera greatness. Dressed in its Barogue architecture, overstated roccoco design the hall is a marvel of sound and beauty. I was fortunate to have heard the local Bellini orchestra perform a Brahms concert and being a long time classics fanatic I was so very pleased with the... More

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Good Teatro to see. Unfortunately its like all the others. Nothing really set it apart from anything else.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We just arrived in Catania and wandered on its streets. Impressed by the beautiful facade of the Teatro , we discovered that a Ballet Gala Performance was inside, but it began a 30 minutes ago. We were completely amazed when , the manager in charge hearing and seeing our disappointment offered us a couple of tickets as his guests !... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Would probably have been good if we were allowed access but for some reason we were not allowed in. We were extremely disappointed as this was something that looked really impressive in the guide books.

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South Coast UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

As with other reviews, it was closed.....architectural gem. Shame it's in Catania where the graffiti is second only to Belgrade in Europe! Why don't people care about their town!

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bangkok
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A historic opera house and concert hall, on a street named after Maria Callas, though it is hard to find out online what is playing, and impossible to purchase tickets online. Go to the box office once you arrive in town, and get whatever tickets or performance that are available. The above average acoustics and the classical design and decoration... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

An interesting old theater with some great monuments ontop... sadly we were unable to get inside on the day we visited.

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Rehovot, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

One of the most attractive piazzas in Catania, especially for the young generation. Very active at night, especially during the weekends. good trattorias and gelaterias. The tharte is magnificent. Try to get tickets to concerts etc. it is worth it.

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Catania, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Beautiful location to watch a beautiful show. Saw Giselle here in March 2013. Lovely exterior (though watch your purses, there are pickpockets who loiter here), lovely interior. My husband and I opted for gallery seating and realized this was not ideal for us as we are rather tall compared to the locals (he is 6'2", I'm 5'8")… the seats were... More

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