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Teatro Massimo

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 6053580
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Ranked #14 of 156 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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Almost a private tour (only one other couple) of the opera house. The tour took about half an hour (8 euros). The guide spoke English very well and showed us the various spaces of the opera house. During our tour they were rehearsing for the show that evening. Nice to see! For the movie lovers: this was a filming location... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting for those interested in theatre and opera. Some parts looked a little run down and in need of restoration, but overall it was a lovely place. It was interesting to see the beautiful painted windows in the ceiling which could be opened for some air circulation as no air conditioning can be used to protect the... More

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Los Angeles, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were in Rome, and as fans of The Godfather series, we had to visit Teatro Massimo. The Godfather 3 was filmed inside, and a huge scene at the end of the film was shot on the steps outside as well. We entered the theatre and were greeted by a worker who told us that the theatre did offer tours... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We listen LA FILLE DU REGIMENT. The opera was in French with Italian subtitles. It was good that we did our "homework" and studied the libretto/synopsis. Our seats were in the galleria centrale 1st raw. The seats are not comfortable (hard wood) and no A/C - natural ventilation, therefore it was too hot. However, it was a great experience, loved... More

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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The inside of the theatre sparkles with lights reflecting on the gold paint! Very nice helpful staff! And wonderful production of La Fille Du Regiment. Only problem was it was very very hot,good job I had two bottles of water!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Unique experience, visiting this theatre with the Palermo chique and culture lovers, watching an opera from one of the boxes, just like the Corleone family in Godfather III (but without the shooting)

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Faro, Portugal
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Excellent seats in a box with a clear view of the stage. The Opera House is a jewel and the performance was a delight. At 77 euros per head for such an event in this most romantic of settings was a steal. We will be back for sure.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

They offer a 30 minute tour of the theater in English. This is the second largest theater, after Paris, in Europe. Inside it is lovely though they obviously have seen better days.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

... attended Norma here ... the capo lavoro of Bellini in Sicily should have been spectacular ... was a disaster staged in 1950's waterfront garb ... OUCH! ... walked out after Caste Diva along with lots of locals who were expressing insult! ... add to that was the sorry state of this once grand house ... not good!

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Treviso, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Even though the guided tour was a bit short but it was worth for doing it. You could see the inside of the beautiful theater and also you could try to sit on the Royal Box seat! If you have a chance, it would be great to see the opera or concert there.

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