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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 6053580
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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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Nice opera house

Surprisingly nice opera theater that shouldn’t be missed. Its imposing building dominates the Verdi square in the very heart of the city. We didn't have the time to take the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Surprisingly nice opera theater that shouldn’t be missed. Its imposing building dominates the Verdi square in the very heart of the city. We didn't have the time to take the inside tour.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you're in the area, this theater is worth touring. We were staying at a B&B right across the street and we were interested in taking the tour. They claim it's one of the largest opera houses in Europe and it seems fairly large inside. Although, when we were in Milan we had the opportunity to see an opera at... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I love Teatro Massimo, I see it everyday from a window of my office and to me it always looks magical. Individuals under the age of 30 can purchase a special discount card which allows them to go see concerts for 10 euros, great deal hay!

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

No doubt whatsoever Palermo should be proud of its beautiful theater. Nevertheless charging 8 euros for a 15 minute tour is an official scam.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have only been able to admire this beautiful property just outside, it is located right in the city center and old town. It is a landmark of the city and an impressive structure, aesthetically and artistically is really beautiful, well worth exploring it.

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I'd heard of the famous Teatro Massimo from the Godfather III movie in which there is the brutal death, a friend and I took a tour inside and were naturally inspired by the traditional decor, some of which was purposely not renovated. There was specially exhibit inside on a recent opera piece, equally unique and inspiring. I recommend this attraction... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Loved the atmosphere of this theatre. ...a feeling of faded grandeur about it. The performance had some of the same... the sets and costumes....but the orchestra, conductor and singers excelled in a performance of Verdi at it's best.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We attempted to get tour of Massimo Teatro on three occasions while we were in Palermo. The first 2 tries were no-goes because the first time there was a rehearsal in progress and second the theater was being used to introduce about 100 6th graders to Mozart. The third time was a charm and our tour was DEFINITELY worth the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were in Palermo on a terribly rainy and chilly day recently, but were attracted by the very majestic Teatro Massimo. As we walked to get a closer look, I suggested to my husband that we see if they offer a tour. They did, for 8 euros each. It was just 30 minutes, but provided a nice history and a... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Teatro massimo is such an amazing venue that i think even if the show you see is ordinary you won't notice. If you see a morning or afternoon show the cost is approximately €10 & €6 for children. It's old. Elegant and a must see. And it's so easy to get to. Just ask the ticket office what's on and... More 

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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 6053580
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Palermo  >  Palermo

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