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Teatro Massimo

Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 6053580
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Ranked #12 of 102 Activities in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned...
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Type: Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: 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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New York, NY
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Very special, worth the tour. It's only 25 minutes but it gives you a real look inside one of Europe's largest opera houses.

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Arlington Heights IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The Teatro Massimo, or Palermo's Opera House, is the largest in Italy and one of the largest in Europe. It was designed in 1864 and finished in 1897. In addition to a full season of Opera, ballet and other performances. We took the English language tour with only 5 people on the tour. It is a beautiful theater.

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San Jose, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I am an opera lover and really looked forward to this tour. I was quite disappointed. We had to wait for over an hour for the "English" tour. Unfortunately, it was also the "Italian" tour and the tour guide spent most of the time describing it to the Italians. I know some Italian and she clearly was not going into... More 

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miami
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took the tour of the theater. The theater is beautiful and the tour guide does an excellent job in explaining the details about the theater. Definitely worth it.

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Staten Island, New York
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Paid 8 Euros for "guided tour" which turned out to be visits to the auditorium, lobbies and a few notable rooms. Interesting and beautiful. Shown the Royal Box. Unfortunately, I erroneously thought a 'guided tour' included backstage and production areas, as they do at the MET in NYC. So it was a quick tour and fun, but disappointing. I do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Get a guide to take you around. It is worth it . The place is immense. with all sorts of interesting rooms besides the auditorium. We got to sit in the Royal box.

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Media, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Massimo is well worth a visit while in Palermo. Its architecture is beautiful and it sits on a lovely square where you can enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. We were unable to get tickets for a performance so book early! Otherwise there are daily tours of the interior and guides to walk you through all the details... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Even the guided tour in Italian was charming. The theatre is lovely and the guides were fully engaged in describing it to you. Like much in Sicily, it is evident that times are difficult but this place should not be missed.

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Milan, Italy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Massimo theatre is a beauty. The steps leading to the entrance are the set of the tragic scene in the movie 'godfather III ' where Al Pacino sees his daughter shot. The theatre itself is beautiful and old world elegant in splendid colour and style. As you walk through the rest of the building you may see rehearsals taking place... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a beautiful building. We were disappointed in the rather expensive "tour." It lasted perhaps 35 minutes and showed us very little other than a miniature break-apart model showing details of the building. We saw the lobby and two salons, and got a short glimpse into the main hall, and it was over. The theater has many features scheduled,... More 

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