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Teatro Massimo

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 6053580
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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #12 of 143 Attractions in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned...
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Owner description: 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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Staten Island, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Paid 8 Euros for "guided tour" which turned out to be visits to the auditorium, lobbies and a few notable rooms. Interesting and beautiful. Shown the Royal Box. Unfortunately, I erroneously thought a 'guided tour' included backstage and production areas, as they do at the MET in NYC. So it was a quick tour and fun, but disappointing. I do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Get a guide to take you around. It is worth it . The place is immense. with all sorts of interesting rooms besides the auditorium. We got to sit in the Royal box.

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Media, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Massimo is well worth a visit while in Palermo. Its architecture is beautiful and it sits on a lovely square where you can enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. We were unable to get tickets for a performance so book early! Otherwise there are daily tours of the interior and guides to walk you through all the details... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Even the guided tour in Italian was charming. The theatre is lovely and the guides were fully engaged in describing it to you. Like much in Sicily, it is evident that times are difficult but this place should not be missed.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Massimo theatre is a beauty. The steps leading to the entrance are the set of the tragic scene in the movie 'godfather III ' where Al Pacino sees his daughter shot. The theatre itself is beautiful and old world elegant in splendid colour and style. As you walk through the rest of the building you may see rehearsals taking place... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a beautiful building. We were disappointed in the rather expensive "tour." It lasted perhaps 35 minutes and showed us very little other than a miniature break-apart model showing details of the building. We saw the lobby and two salons, and got a short glimpse into the main hall, and it was over. The theater has many features scheduled,... More 

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Seminole, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

we really enjoyed going there it was like visiting the oldest part In sicily... nice place I recommend this place to anyone go take their family too

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The guided visit of the opera house is a bit abbreviated and on that score is somewhat of a let down. Yet the place is very impressive and we caught glimpses of Tosca in rehearsal .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's a beautiful and wonderful opera house which is worth the 8 euro to get a tour around it and I won't spoil it but the last room you go into is one of the strangest rooms you will ever go into. You don't have to be into opera to love this building.

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Bellingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've skipped theater tours in other cities, so decided to splurge on this one. When I asked for price, a rep in the lobby quoted 5 Euros instead of 8. At the ticket booth, I inquired affirmatively when asked if I was 65, so % Euros was the price. Ask for tour in your preferred language. Ours was English/Italian, much... More 

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