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Teatro Massimo Bellini

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Address: via Perrotta 12, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 7306111
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We have visited the theatre and were very impressed. Beautiful and unique place. We went to see a concert in the evening and enjoyed it very much. Manager of the theatre is a... read more

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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have visited the theatre and were very impressed. Beautiful and unique place. We went to see a concert in the evening and enjoyed it very much. Manager of the theatre is a very special man, welcomed us in the most pleasent way.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

A very nice theater. We had a guided tour of the theater, and as we were only two it was sort of private tour. Our guide explained everything very nicely and responded well to all our queries.

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Thank Shailendra S
London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Sadly, we didn’t go inside this theatre, but the outside is amazing, with so much to see on this lovely building. Its a shame there is graffiti & the whole thing looks like it needs a clean, but well worth a visit. Some great cafes and restaurants nearby too.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Situated in the lovely Piazza Bellini, the opera theatre (named after Vincenzo Bellini who was born in Catania) is unusual in that the facade is built of red sandstone.

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Thank cor-player
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Sadly, the guided tours are indefinitely cancelled, but I asked nicely at the box office and the Manager took us into the theatre. I have worked in theatres in Australia, so I was particularly interested in seeing it, and it is simply magnificent. He also told us there was a concert that night commemorating the death of Bellini ,(what luck!).... More 

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Thank Jo M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Find it you must. It is everything you could hope for, from the rich six tiered levels of private boxes to ther rich decor and atmosphere. Guided tours are only on some days but even the exterior. On its own is worth the short detour. On our visit the exterior space had been taken over by Red Bull and Mini... More 

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The famous Teatro Massimo in Catania, another building is vital to this beautiful city. Recently I was in front of it in the square where it is located and where the evening is usually a meeting place for young people. Years ago I had a chance even to get inside. Beautiful inside and out.

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Thank Magellano81
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife and I had a guided tour in a theatre. Visiting a theatre is a must in Catania. It impressed me a lot. It was travel back in time. I would definitely recommend you to visit the place.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The famous Teatro Massimo Bellini is something you shouldn't miss if on Sicily.With its great architecture outside it is making you crawe to come inside and explore it.Deffinetely check it out,you won't regret it!

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Teatro Massimo Bellini is one of my favorite theaters, more than the theaters in Napoli, Budapest, and even Vienna! In my opinion, the box seats are better than the floor seats and the gallery because you have a private entry to every box, which seats six people very comfortably. Purchasing tickets can be tricky (many things here are not arranged... More 

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