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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 tour of the theatre

I viewed the theatre after paying €8 euros for a guided tour conducted in both Italian and English. The tour took approximately 45 minutes and was both interesting and enjoyable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I viewed the theatre after paying €8 euros for a guided tour conducted in both Italian and English. The tour took approximately 45 minutes and was both interesting and enjoyable. We got to see the view from the Royal Box, a rehearsal space and the echo room. You can't see any of the backstage areas unless you book a special... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short but informative tour, friendly, funny guide in English. You have to do it once. Don't forget you can sit in the Royal box, where a scene from the Godfather part3 was filmed and test your voice with the amazing acoustic sounds in the echo room.

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Thank sunclock
London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very interesting tour by charming Italian/English speaking tour guide - definitely worth the money. Would also highly recommend lunch in the alfresco theatre restaurant - excellent value for money. You don't actually have to take the tour to eat in the restaurant which can be accessed from the street or the theatre.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family took the English guided tour and really enjoyed seeing the inside of this beautiful theatre. No performances in the Summer, but they host opera and ballet from September to June. Other languages offered and the cost was €8 per adult, €5 for children. Very popular area at night for passeggiata, loads of restaurants and shopping nearby.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Teatro Massimo is an imposing big structure right in the center of Palermo. It is the biggest theater in Italy and the third in Europe. It has a very beautiful neoclassical facade, with two lions and a staircase on the main entrance facing a nice piazza which is full of people at night. There's a 30 min tour explaining the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the biggest opera house in Italy, and 2nd biggest in Europe. Built in a beautiful neoclassical style. You can join a 30 minutes guided tour inside. Tourists like to visit here as it was filmed in the "The Godfather" movie.

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Valhalla, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theater is one of the most impressive in Palermo and looks beautiful from the outside. The lion statues outside the entrance are impressive.

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Thank Lee L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful from the outside and imposing, this building is at the center of Palermo and not to be missed. The guided tour only lasts 30 minutes and will explain the history and architecture of the place which is relatively new for Palermo built in 1861.

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Thank tfizzle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a magnificent theatre full of history and a pleasure to visit. They have guided tours, which last for only 30 minutes, but they are well worth it!

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Thank Rosalía S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The teatro, is of course one of the main tourist attractions in Palermo. It is beautiful and amazing, but the guided tour was okay. They really could add quite a bit more to the tour. We tried to do a self-guided tour, but we couldn't because the orchestra was practicing. The acoustics are fantastic, I wish that we had had... More 

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