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Teatro Massimo

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 6053580
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Ranked #11 of 155 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters
Traveler Description: The Massimo Theater designed by Basile opened its doors to the public on the evening of May 16 1897. The large volume of trade and industry meant... more »
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went on a guided tour around here - felt a little rushed at times and there were quite a few of us in the group - trying to keep up with Guide as to what was being said and take photos etc. Nonetheless, was a very interesting visit which I would recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It is not until you get inside that you see how large this theatre actually is. We arrived around 12.50 and found that there was an English tour at 1.20; we're not sure how often the tours are, but at least one tour left while we were waiting, we think it was in Italian. Our guide was excellent and well-versed... More

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Salerno, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I didn't go inside - that's for next time. It is awe-inspiring when lit up at night. People gather around it at night for the passeggiata.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I really enjoyed the tour of Teatro Massimo. It was interesting, insightful and just the right length of time. The tour inspired me and my partner to see a show at the opera, and the tour guide helped us booked last minute seating to Aida. The opera show itself was amazing, it was a great cultural experience! I would definitely... More

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Asheville
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was great being able to sit in the same seat that Al Pacino sat in at the end of Godfather III. We took the half hour guided tour of the building, and our guide was very informative about the uniquesness of the design as well as the history of its use. Unfortunately due to a lack of air consditioning... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We had an interesting tour of the massimo. It was an atmospheric theatre (perhaps mostly because of the godfather connection?) but perhaps not the most beautiful opera house. A look behind the scenes would have been good

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If ever you come to Palermo you must visit Teatro Massimo where the great Caruso, Maria Callas and Pavarotti have all sung. We came on an 8 euro entrance fee to include a comedy/ballet of around one hour duration followed by a tour of the building which lasted around 30 minutes. The ballet was based on a sicilian wedding with... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We originally were going to go in for a tour of the theatre, then we realized there was an opera that night, Don Giovani so we decided to get tickets. I am definitely not a huge opera fan, but to see this in Italy in such a beautiful theatre was definitely worth it and so cool!

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Impressive building, you can look around and enjoy the architecture. Nice place to visit while you're going through the city highlights.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It is the biggest Opera House in Italy built after the Unification of Italy in Neoclassical style. It is beautiful inside and outside but your mind would call back the end of the movie The God Father

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