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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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This is the largest opera house in the whole of Italy, and well worth visiting. The architecture and the interior is absolutely stunning. A guided tour is available.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the largest opera house in the whole of Italy, and well worth visiting. The architecture and the interior is absolutely stunning. A guided tour is available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent approx 40 mins on a tour within the theatre (8€ each) which is usually managed in small groups.It is magnificent on the outside and just decent inside where it needs a significant refresh.Old world experience is still there btw.Sometimes queues out of the theatre are quite long so be mindful of it as if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of music, theaters ,it' s a must see in Palermo. The interiors of the theater are impressive. We took a half an hour paid tour inside the theater and it was worth seeing it. It's only a pity that the tour was so short and inside the theater was crowded with kids so we couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only able to see the exterior at the interior was closed for a private event :( Lovely architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took this brief (45min) tour on a Sunday morning, so the group was small with lots of time for questions. The Grand Hall is beautifully decorated, oozing maximum Old World charm! Several musicians were rehearsing during our time there which added to the overall experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, personable and had good command of English. The final acoustic demonstration... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Saw "JANUFA" opera which one has to admit was a little bizarre in that (I think) it is either a Hungarian or Iranian (sung) opera. My wife thought Iranian. I thought Hungarian, but theatre was hot do didn't read synopsis with care sorry. So one had the odd experience of opera singers singing, not in Italian, not in English, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

The theatre is easily accessible via public transport and located in beautiful surroundings. A majestic building from the outside and even better once you get in! As we are not native Italian speakers we chose to see a play intended for kids, and paid only €5 on the door without having booked in advance. We were even seated in a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is one of the most important opera houses in Italy, and one of the largest. You may not be able to afford la Scala or one of the mainland opera theatres, but tickets for the Teatro Massimo won't break the budget. The interior decor is pure Italian nineteenth century and the atmosphere is irresistible. We shared a box with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The guided tour was excellent and the theatre is magnificent. The ceiling is unique in that the panes can open for ventilation, yet they are a work of art. Don't miss an opportunity to see this third largest opera house in Europe. It was especially interesting seeing the ballet dancers in "class" honing their skills in the rehearsal space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The theatre is absolutely stunning inside and out. It is worth a visit just to appreciate its beauty. However, as an opera novice I decided I wanted to go and watch an opera and what a perfect venue for my first experience. The opera was 'Janacek's Jenufa' and it was beautiful, harrowing and emotional. I'm now an opera fan....I just... More 

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