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Opera Festival at the Sferisterio: highly recommended!

Great location for the annual Opera Festival. I have been going there many times over the last 30... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Massimo G
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An amazing and unique setting for opera

Whether or not you are an opera buff, Sferisterio is well worth while visiting because its enormous... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Viktor S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for the annual Opera Festival. I have been going there many times over the last 30 years, and I must say that the arena Sferisterio is a unique place to enjoy the magic of the "opera lirica". I recommend watching the opera at...More

Thank Massimo G
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Whether or not you are an opera buff, Sferisterio is well worth while visiting because its enormous stage is unique, in the shape of a sphere - hence the name. They only perform three operas each season, and whilst the city does not have too...More

Thank Viktor S
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience. Classic Italian operas under the stars! The venue was both times that we were there fully packed. The town has special free multi-level parkings available for guests of the Sferisterio. Recommend to book a dinner in advance, arrive earlier, calmly have dinner and...More

Thank Roving775165
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

It was nice and special listening the famous opera LaTraviata at the Sferisterio. The old arena with the perfect view. I bought my tickets in advance at the Sferisterio ticket office. The family package of four tickets gives you a big discount. Along with the...More

Thank TanyaUsh
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Very beutiful arena prepared to host very special concerts and shows. Super stars of the classical repertoir were hosted by this historical site such as Placido Domingo or Maria Callas. The opera season starts mid July until August, just to consider.

Thank Andrea D
Reviewed February 25, 2018

I was been many times in this open air theater. I think it's just perfect for live concert snd open air theater.

Thank Marcolino S
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Astounding place - really friendly folk at the desk who gave us a guide book and chatted to us for ages about the place. It is well worth a visit and while I've been visiting Italy for 20 years I'd not seen anything like this...More

Thank MickJ_1967
Reviewed August 25, 2017

A privelige to enjoy Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood perform in such a beautiful venue which is traditionally home to the Annual Opera Festival. Oriniginally built as a sports venue in early 1800's this housed a popular game similar to squash before football became teh...More

Thank LindseyLuc
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Great open air theater, the supertitles in Italian and English were projected on the wall. The staging was minimalustic but efficient, not very happy with the production concept and ballet. Overall valuable experience

Thank Antra Z
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

This was one to cross off our bucket list, having missed the opera season by a few weeks on previous visits to the region. Great atmosphere and very clever set designs. Because Sferisterio run different operas on consecutive nights, the stage sets need to be...More

Thank Steve H
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Aileen L
June 15, 2016|
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Response from 869elianapino | Reviewed this property |
Oh, yes. There is the Sferisterio Opera Festival between the half of July and the half of August. It lasts a month.
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Frank R
March 24, 2015|
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Lirical season begin July 17th... sorry.
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