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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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Opera Theater in Palerma

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... read more

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

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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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We booked the 8 euro tour to see the inside of Teatro Massimo. It was absolutely stunning. The acoustics were unreal. The echo-filled room where men would talk about politics was very interesting! We were able to see the crew setting up the stage for a future performance. Most important of all we were able to see the ballet dancers... More 

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very beautiful old theater, great concert. We were lucky enough to be able to visit and get tickets for Haffner concert. We sat in a box on the 2nd level and there was not really enough room in there for 6 people to see the stage. There really should only be 3-4 people per box. If you can, get tickets... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were in Palermo and I was very interested it doing the tour of Teatro Massimo. It is famous for the death scene of Sonny Corleone's daughter, played by Sophia Coppola on the steps of the theater in Godfather 3. The tour was 5 euros, but we discovered there was a matinee show about Mozart for kids on our last... More 

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chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were fortunate to attend an opera during a visit, and it was the highlight of our stay in Palermo. We purchased the tickets before going to Italy, try to get a box in the first 3 levels, and not beyond the 5th from center because of the unique rounded shape of the theater, any seat on the floor is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A tour of the Opera House was a must do for the fans of the "Godfather" movies. A great value and a chance to view one of Palermo's great landmarks.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I had a chance to pass by this structure way back in 2013 because we were on a tour bus. The structure looked old and it seemed that it was not open for public viewing. The surrounding area was empty of people and it was already noon at that time. But one can see its grandeur of its past.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had the pleasure of touring the opera house while on a tour. We were dazzled by the ornate carvings and plush seats. The theatre has many box seatings and we were able to sit in the Royal box . We were treated to a special performance by 3 opera singers and we only wish that we could have been... More 

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