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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...more
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Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As a late 19th century building this is really beautiful. It lives up to its name and it is huge and wonderful to see lit up at night. I attended a performance here in mid September and here’s what I took away: Ticket collection was...More

Thank IvanaSydney2010
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the tour around the place including to the roof. Our guide was very knowledgeable and this was one interesting tour. Make sure you do the roof bit the views from up there are the best and better than from the cathedral

Thank Richard3150
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another must see in Palermo! This building is unveliable. Also this place is vey busy, so be aware of pickpockets!

Thank Lucie H
Reviewed 5 days ago

it took them twenty five years of reconstruction that returned this theater to its original splendor, you cannot go to Palermo without seeing one of its most valuable attractions. It is worth visiting at night too.

Thank Naame1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful building on a charming piazza. Guided tour of the theater (8Euro), including sitting in the royal box. It is quite amazing that such an extravagant theater could have been built in Palermo.

Thank Joyce123456
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice and easy stop. The tour is quite short, thirty minutes or so, and is a bit uninspired, but sitting near the stage on the main floor and in the front row of the Royal Box (with plenty of time for pictures)...More

Thank Caroljk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews have mentioned the size and (somewhat faded) beauty of this truly imposing building. I recommend the 30 minute guided tour, which gets you into the theater (there might even be some dancers practicing on stage) and even the royal box. Italian and English...More

Thank MkTrekker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The third largest opera house in Europe. And on the relatively small island of Sicily! And what an absolute delight it is. As with a lot of buildings in Sicily, it is showing its age and the lack of funds to maintain it and looking...More

Thank Derek B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third largest opera house in the world. The tour rakes around 30 minutes and you go to sit in the seats and the royal box. The view of the stage is excellent. We were lucky to see ballet performers practicing their routines....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this tour costing 8 euros for a 30 min tour. The place was good but the guide always spoke in Italian first then whilst they went to take photos etc we listened in English when booked they said the English tour was...More

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Response from VintagePR | Reviewed this property |
Yes the libretto is shown on the screen both in Italian and in English 👍
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Normally a croissant or muffin and cappuccino or espresso is available - opposite are a couple of hotels you could try out for a continental breakfast and down the street are dozens of little bars and cafes serving mini... More
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