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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 605 3580
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Description: One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned for...
One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned for its excellent acoustiscs and holds over 1,300 seats.The venue hosts more than 130 music, opera and dance events every year.The exteriors are in neo-classical style with influences from Greek Sicilian temples, while the interiors are art-nouveau.
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Most beautiful theater, great to visit and take a short tour. Well worth the price of admission, was not able to see a performance as none were happening at that time. Just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Most beautiful theater, great to visit and take a short tour. Well worth the price of admission, was not able to see a performance as none were happening at that time. Just beautiful to walk through, especially the Royal Box, If in Palermo, worth your time to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The theater is amazing from the outside, i expected it to be more luxurious from the inside but it was good, I loved the room of echos it's my favorite! If you are under 26 you get a discount on the guided tour, so make sure u ask for it!

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The teatro was amazing with breathtaking views of the teatro. I think the 1/2 hour tour was very overpriced but it Is the only way to see it Unless you are at a show.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I visited the opera a few weeks ago in an organized tour. It really is worth your time. The rooms are beautiful. The scene as well. Scenes of The GodFather were filmed there. It is the third largest opera in Europe and if you like the magic of an opera and art, you should not let this chance go.

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boynton beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As most old European theaters, this is worth seeing. The architecture is lovely as is the area around the theater. At this location it is easy to walk to most of the historic part of the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

3rd Opera in Europe by its size, this Teatro is really worth seeing. I strongly encourage you to take the 30 minutes private tour (available in Italian, English, French), with a dedicated guide. If you are lucky, you will even take the Al Pacino's seat where he stands in "il padrino 3" !

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Monfalcone, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Decided to visit with my daughter this theatre found 1) Price very reasonable 2) The person who took care of us with another couple was very hospitable, good mannered, knowledgable and made our visit very enjoyable 3) The theatre itself need some maintenance works walls are humid as for the rest like sittings set up extra are excellent If I... More 

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Palermo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you don't want to go to an evening event (opera, concert, ballet etc.) you can visit the theatre during the day. Apart from the exceptional decor inside, the exterior is quite impressive too. Its also the location where Sofia Coppola was shot on the steps at the end of Godfather 3. I've seen several operas there and they are... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Great place to see. The stunning interiors and architecture. Guided tour was great and the lovely guide lady gave lots of interesting info. Totally recommend to see.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

DO NOT join the guided tour! Viewing from the outside is enough. The tour costs €8 and only lasts around 25 minutes. You get to see the grand theater hall and a box plus one more room. We would be fine with the somewhat costly tour fees since its a famous historic building. What makes it a horrible experience is... More 

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