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The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and larger theatre for Naples to replace the old and dilapidated Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621. On 12...more
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Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples, Italy
+39 081 797 2412
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Everyday there are guided visits to this beautiful theater, depending on time in Italian, English or Franch (when I was there it was 10.30/12.30/14.30/16.30 Italian- 11.30/15.30 English - 17.00 French) ticket 9€. But better check tours schedule depending on rehearsals. Make sure to find time...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank laura b
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's one othe most amazing theatres in the world. Just find a ticket for whatever it's in the program and take a chance to live the San Carlo Atmosphere

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlbCorb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was unable to fit a visit to the opera into my visit to Naples but was really glad I took the (English) tour. The guide was a great source of information and anecdotes about the history. My only regret is that the tour did...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank davidmF9748TV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an example of the Golden history that Naples has inside its soul, probably the first opera house in the wold so shining and rich.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank StephenVum
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see for any opera fan. All the greats were there: Mozart, Rossini, etc. The lobby really shows it's age but the theater's been well-maintained and is definitely worth seeing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank momshochat
Reviewed January 25, 2019

Went to see what's the fuss about this hall and its acoustic, and the English tour (with the occasional music lesson inside) had successfully displayed just that. The theater is very very impressive, and our English tour guide was nice and knowledgeable, paid your attention...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank OMER P
Reviewed January 16, 2019

The tour lasts about 45 minutes and is loaded with interesting historical commentary. The tour leader was gracious enough to allow use of a camera tripod. The detail in construction is awesome.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NabobInAtlanta
Reviewed January 14, 2019

The theatre is an outstanding venue. Any seat is a good seat. There is a coat check if needed. It was a great exoerience.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed January 11, 2019

It really is, even though the ticket office is recalcitrant & hidden. We had the least expensive tickets & I think the best. I had a direct bird's eye view of the Orchestra from the top floor & watching them perform from this angle was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Premolars208
Reviewed January 4, 2019

I didn't know that this was the first opera house built in Europe! It is absolutely stunning inside, the atmosphere you can feel is unique !!

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 15, 2019|
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July 3, 2018|
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Response from 347dianem | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you might get lucky- we saw opera there in early January. And if not that, they do the Nutcracker ballet right thru the holiday season. We found that time of year to be quite busty in Naples- lots of Italian tourists