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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 1 week ago via mobile

It is definitely Worth to go there. It takes place every 30 min until 18:00. U will see the main hall and can try to sit in there.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very minimal fee required for this historic place of the arts. Tours available and many languages with knowledgeable guides

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chaplains
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to get low price tickets to see Rigaletto by John Turturro. Getting the tickets is a bit chaotic, as usual in Italy! She said it was standing but it wasn't we had seats with limited views. The performance was spellbinding, helped by the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Premolars208
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I realized Teatro Massimo was only a 10 minute walk from our hotel, I went on their website and discovered Rigoletto was playing the evening we were arriving from Rome. I was able to book 2 tickets and pick them up that evening. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tom S
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We were lucky enough to arrange a tour within an hour of arriving! The Italian/English speaking guide was very informative, but unfortunately once in the main theatre all the lights were off, making it very difficult to see where we were going never mind being...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

It's a beautiful building and I'm glad I saw it and took the tour but there really wasn't much to the tour other than walking through the building.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 767doug
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Well worth the small price of admission to see this beautiful opera house that is still in use today.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank awinrm
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We went here to experience our first ever opera! The Massimo is wonderful in its old splendour. Great sound and space. In some reviews we read, people were suggesting to choose your box carefully as some offer better views than others. Seats were limited when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JWesting
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

A fantastic night at the opera.. Cocktails outside prior to the show. The theatre has many boxes, we shared one for a fabulous experience. Although restored... outside the main auditorium are signs of water damage, but a grand building with excellent performers...full of locals who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jim s
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We booked the tour which was not expensive since it was only about 30 minutes (you can book this directly at the theatre and do not need to book through a tour group). It's a beautiful theatre both inside and out and well worth the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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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