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“Teatro Massimo”
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Teatro Massimo
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited in the middle of winter so fewer people around in the museums, churches, etc. Intriguing to see some of the older buildings that seemed very makeshift, i.e. no renovations, just bits cemented onto the original buildings. However, all very historic and got a real feeling of ancient Italy and all that had gone before.

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Reviewed June 25, 2014

Took the English tour, only took about 15 minutes. A little bit of the history and a visit to the Royal box.

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

A box at the opera - what's not to like? And from our box we watched a great performance of Don Giovanni. This is grand theatre in all that is traditional about it, Well worth a visit to this magnificent building.

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Very sumptuous opera house, second largest I think in Italy. Sadly it needs some restoration - peeling paint, chipped plaster, decorations in need of careful cleaning. Guided tour was rather brief but adequate - some time back stage would have been appreciated but a production was being presented currently so I suspect the only way to get back there would be during the off season. Despite this well worth seeing.

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Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is third largest opera house in Europe , after the ones in Paris and Vienna. A must see if you are in Palmero. However, if you are just interested in the building itself and its connection to Godfather III , then it would better to take a guided tour plus the backstage and royal box tour.
This tour not only took us to the auditorium itself , but also to the backstage and we were treated to a view of what the auditorium would look like from the point of view of an opera singer !. After the tour , we proceed to the Royal Box and have cocktails and canpes there . This would be a rare treat as most people would not have a chance to sit in the Royal Box and look down on the auditorium . We had a lot of fun posing for photos in the Royal Box . Now , for the Godfather trilogy fans : remember the scenes from GF III? The cirucular corridors where the assasin killed some of the bodyguards of Michael, the box where Michael sat watching his son Anthony performing on stages , and most importantly , the front stair -case at the entrance to the Opera House where Michael's daughter was shot dead at the end of the film ? The front gate of the opera house is always closed during the day time , so the only way you can go to the staircase and pose for pictures is to access it from the inside during a guided tour. THe whole tour last just over an hour and it is a lot of fun . Highly recommened, particularly if you are a GF Trilogy fan.

Thank rcllaw
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