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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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We were strolling through the neighborhood near our hotel and came upon this building without knowing what it was. On the north side there is a large area with steps where folks... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I missed the chance to see a performance at this beautiful theatre but the basic tours is well run and informative. Good price and they have a lot of extra tours available such as the back stage and terrace tour so you can really have a a thorough day trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were strolling through the neighborhood near our hotel and came upon this building without knowing what it was. On the north side there is a large area with steps where folks were resting. It's a great place for a photo op. The building was closed so we did not go inside. There are some fun shops on the street... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in Palermo after a hell of a ride. The first thing we encountered was Il Teatro Massimo. We entered the place where you have to buy biglietta's. The person behind the desk was playing with his computer and showed no interest at all for us tourist and only when I talked to him he answered (clearly showing he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a beautiful opera house this is. We were sat in the stalls and the seats are very comfortable with enough legroom for even my tall husband. We were astonished however at the behaviour of the audience. People were constantly talking and looking at their (lit up) phones which was very distracting. One chap sat in front of us even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being our first opera ever this was fantastic - we purchased tickets in the 60 Euro plus price and were elated in the balcony on the third floor. The building is beautiful with all its grandeur (just like the movies). One word of advice is that the theatre is not air conditioned so keep that in mind should you swearing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the end of my study holiday, I saw that Madama Butterfly was premiering at Teatro Massimo. This theatre is noteworthy as it is the 3rd largest opera house in Europe. I immediately booked a ticket and was thrilled that I did. What a stunning theatre and a memorable performance and experience in Palermo for my final night in Sicily.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Dinner, have a very good cook. Not the cheapest, but it is woth it, very friendly multi lingual waiting. Beautiful dessert. I recommed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing opera house with magnificent acoustic! Just the tour could be a little longer with more rooms to see. Our guide was really nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and i have visited the theatre as our last ite. On the itenerary at palermo. We took the half hour tour and went into lot of rooms and got to sit in the theatre itself. The guide was very nice and she explained in detail. Next time i will surely add the backztage tour and possibly view an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I strongly recommend visiting the opera house and investing in a guided tour. The guide (English speaking) was excellent, not too much cultural information. We were lucky enough to be able to sit at the back of the theatre during rehearsals of Madam Butterfly - amazing! We had ordered the cocktail tour, we had champagne and ice-cream and were allowed... More 

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