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Teatro Massimo

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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 605 3580
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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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Great to see and feel the movie Godfather 3 last scene!

We took guided tour of this theater and the interior is beautiful! The guide also tells us the last scene of Godfather 3 and other related scenes. Unfortunately, there was no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Doo Heon S
South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took guided tour of this theater and the interior is beautiful! The guide also tells us the last scene of Godfather 3 and other related scenes. Unfortunately, there was no performance at the day we visit (January 25th) otherwise we would like to enjoy the performance here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theater is beautiful from the outside, and is situated in an attractive setting, with the adjoining plaza and large trees. We weren't able to go inside, as there was a special performance for local schoolchildren that day, but we enjoyed the formidable statues that guard the staircase, and all of the architectural details of the building. Lots of interesting... More 

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Halifax Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Outside and inside - stunning theatre. So nicely decorated for the holidays. Seigfried version developed just for Massimo was an insult to the gradeur of this theatre!

Thank Marie B
McAllen, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Unfortunately I just saw the outside because I was in a cruise and I was running out of time It was the month of December and the Poincetas flowers were beautiful.

Thank monica682016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I visited Palermo during the 1 day of the new year and as you can see by the attached photo it was a fantastic sight. I hope to have the opportunity of visiting it one day...

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Unfortunately, we only got to see the exterior as there were heaps of people around and it seemed to be closed.. but it was so attractive seeing all the poinsettias all in a row up the front stairs.. all the Xmas decorations around too..

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Make sure to take the tour so you see all the details. The art and architecture of the building is outstanding. Lucky to experience a bit of practice whilst we were in the performance hall and the room with echoes. The light fixtures and wrought iron work are enough for architects to experience.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

The tour guide was nice, gave us a tour in English. The building is quite impressive. It did help to have the Godfather 3 connection. My son and I are both big fans. I may only be this way once so why not? Just missed seeing and hearing a show by one day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Make sure you see the Teatro Massimo when you're in Palermo. It's an impressive sight. But you might be disappointed by the tour. It's quite expensive given how short it is and how little you get to see. A much better idea for those wanting to see the Teatro Massimo from the inside would be to go see a show.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Either tou like classic music or not, gonsee a concert in this unforgetable buildind! I mean, the shot Godfather 3 right there!!!

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