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Teatro di San Carlo

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Address: Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio...

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 February 1816 the San Carlo was destroyed by fire. The Theatre was re-designed by the architect Antonio Niccolini and rebuilt within ten months on order of King Ferdinand IV. In 1845 there was additional refurbishment and, by 1854, the theatre's interior appearance changed to the now-traditional red and gold.Now carefully restored to its former splendour, the San Carlo is the oldest working theatre in Europe.

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Great place to visit.

A really good and informative tour. Wish I had more time for an actual performance. Would highly recommend the visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A really good and informative tour. Wish I had more time for an actual performance. Would highly recommend the visit.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As you likely already know, Teatro San Carlo is the oldest running Opera house in all of Europe and it is stunning. I would highly encourage you to book ticket to a concert if youre in Naples, but if you cant then take the 30 minute tour. Our tour guide was in English. We went into the Box Suites and... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Carlo Theatre is a must see in Naples. It is the oldest, still functioning, opera house in Europe. Personally I am not really into opera but this building has an historical value for both opera and music. The visit was in both languages, italian and english, and the guide was very clear and attentive. She also provided some anecdotes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky to be at the Boheme this December in a lovely theatre one of the most prestigious in Europe. Highly recommended if you are in town during the season

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a luxurious theatre in the heart of Naples. A very interesting tour inside giving the history of the Opera house with its Royal connection. Makes you want to return for a performance with the theatre full of people. Next time in Naples!

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in for a tour, which was reasonably priced for the experience. The tour was conducted in both Italian and English, and we walked to several main areas of the theater, including the floor seats, the royal box, a regular box, and the foyer. The entire theater was stunning, and the history described in the tour was also very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a magnificant edifice like they used to build in days by gone. Excellent acoustics. The seats in the hall itsels are very comfortable. In the stalls very very uncomfortable.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just dropped there and there are plenty of organized wisits, the next one was 20 minutes after so we walked around a bit and came back. The visit is very nice with a guide and you get to see the theater, including the Royal Balcony. Worth the money and time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

This is the oldest opera house in Italy. It is magnificant inside. Our wonderful tour was led by Yulia Sanchenko, who while being Ukranian, speaks perfect English (and I presume Italian as well).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful theaters in the world.No reservations are needed ,the tours happen daily and are available in Italian and English.Make sure to call and check if there is any change of schedule when they are preparing for shows.

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