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Teatro Massimo

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 605 3580
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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 influences from Greek Sicilian temples, while the interiors are art-nouveau.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“royal box” (61 reviews)
“opera house” (116 reviews)
“guided tour” (80 reviews)
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Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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+39 091 605 3580
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"royal box"
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"opera house"
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"guided tour"
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"beautiful theatre"
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"perfect acoustics"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a place, outside and inside. A definite if you’re a godfather fan, since this is where Mary was shot in godfather 3. The gates are open during the day, so you can sit on the steps. Ticket office is just round the corner and...More

Thank M J
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent 30min on a guided tour. Impressive architecture, guide had good language skills. Even our teenager found it worth while😀.

Thank Ole-Magne K
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is one of the biggest theatre in Europe and it has a fantastic athmosphere, great aquistic (most of the operas are made without microphones). It is really worth to visit also from inside with a guided tour.

Thank Krisztian M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you go to Palermo and visit Teatro Massimo - you must take trip inside - it is absolutely stunning. Of course you have to sit on the steps (we all know these steps were made famous by The Godfather 3 film).

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went to a performance here at the last minute. got tickets in the gods for 15 euros each, even though it was right at the top of the theater you could still see nearly all the action and the acoustics were excellent. the staging...More

Thank sallychicago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the tour & was truly amazed by the architecture & interior design. Watch a small orchestra practising & really wished I could of attending an opera there. Also went into the Royal box, which was beautiful. Definitely worth a tour or even going to...More

Thank KIMCOOKE
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Essential to take a tour, but it's popular. Shame they don't offer more frequent tours to allow more people to visit.

Thank Captain_Condor
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the theatre is beautiful, being the largest in Sicily and the third largest in the world behind Paris and Vienna, I found the 8 euro a bit much for the actual tour...very light on info, and it ended so abruptly that I actually felt...More

Thank Lost80sGirl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a guided tour in the morning I decided to buy a ticket for the opera in the evening. I have to say it was a really fantastic evening - not only because of this wonderful venue but also because of the performance on stage...More

Thank Ingrid S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On Friday evening, 22 June, we attended a performance of "L'elisir d'amore," by Gaetano Donizetti, starring Arturo Chacón-Cruz as Nemorino. We had a box on the first floor. The theatre building is massive (hence "massimo"), and has a long and interesting history connected with the...More

Thank Eindelik
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nlanoue
9 April 2018|
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Response from Carrie P | Reviewed this property |
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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Becky R
31 March 2018|
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Response from John D | Reviewed this property |
We sat at the side. If the stage is North, we sat South West. First row in a box. Third level. Good view of the stage. Hope this helps.
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