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Teatro Massimo

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 6053580
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Ranked #10 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were staying opposite the Teatro at Palco Rooms and Suites and the magnificent view from our rooms drew us in. We took the guided tour and it was really worthwhile. The interiors are stunning and our guide was most informative.

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Palermo, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have invited our relatives to Palermo. And I can say they really liked our city. We had a great tour on the hop-on and hop-off bus and they could see all the places of interested in the city. They liked most of them and especially they liked the Teatro Massimo. This is historical beautiful place to visit for all... More

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Leigh, Greater Manchester
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Took a guided tour, then returned a couple of days later to see an Opera/ It's a stunningly beautiful theatre. the English language tour was fascinating and the standards of the Opera company are high/ Excellent/

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited in the middle of winter so fewer people around in the museums, churches, etc. Intriguing to see some of the older buildings that seemed very makeshift, i.e. no renovations, just bits cemented onto the original buildings. However, all very historic and got a real feeling of ancient Italy and all that had gone before.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Took the English tour, only took about 15 minutes. A little bit of the history and a visit to the Royal box.

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