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The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and larger theatre for Naples to replace the old and dilapidated Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621. On 12...more
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Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a guided tour of San Carlo and really enjoyed it. Our guide was quite enthusiastic and told many interesting stories about its history as we walked through the theatre. Listen for the story about the mirrors! We hope to be able to return...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vinelanders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It stands since 1737 and may accommodate 1300 persons. On November 25, 2018, we had two previledges: the discovery of the gorgeous San Carlo and the superb performance of Maestro Riccardo Muti in Mozarth's "Così fan Tutte" (1790). Perfect acoustic. Big stage. Magic atmosphere. But...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank novellizaza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had hoped to see a show when we were in Naples but unfortunately our timing was wrong and there was nothing available. So we took the consolation of a tour and we did thoroughly enjoy it. For the cost of €9 we enjoyed a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank flan_1969
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

The tour of Teatro San Carlo was amazing, we learned lot of things, was beter than the tour of La Scala di Milano

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Beautiful theatre and an experience worth the money. Boxes contain two chairs at the front followed by a second row of three high stools with backs and third row of two high stools with backs. Leg room wasn’t good and some of my neighbours in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Beeney45
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Just loved the concert of Requiem of Verdi. Very beautiful and particular ancient place. Young Mozart gave a concert there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Natasha S
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A great tour with an excellent and amusing English speaking guide that brought the history and key aspects of the opera house together

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 6amigos_11
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

The opera house tour is short. Ours was done in about half an hour. The guides English was good. There is a seniors discount which we obtained for those over 65. If you miss this venue, would not be a great loss but it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GlennAndrewToronto
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We caught Nabucco with the amazing Anna Pirozzi and all in the oldest opera house in the world. Ticket purchase beforehand is essential but sadly they don't warn you about restricted views. Because of the horseshoe shape of the concert hall, some of the side...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank scud56
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Thus has been restored and the interior is a feast for the eyes. Seats in the stalls are comfortable. We went to a fantastic concert featuring works by Gershwin, Bernstein and Stravinsky and it was pure magic. Seats are reasonable price considering the venue and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maria A
3 July 2018|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you might get lucky- we saw opera there in early January. And if not that, they do the Nutcracker ballet right thru the holiday season. We found that time of year to be quite busty in Naples- lots of Italian tourists
20 February 2018|
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Response from Fpny | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But ask for the fare and get a receipt
20 February 2018|
Response from Dalia332 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, j think you can book taxi after your concert. J don't remember if there's a taxis area outside, sorry.
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