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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 4 days ago

We paid the €20 for the full 1 hour tour rather than €8 for the 30 minute one, which we felt would’ve been so-so. That doesn’t distract from the MARVELOUS theater. We would’ve just been left wanting more. And got it. Loved the back stage...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lanago2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful theater! There is a bar & restaurant if you are so inclined which we were not. But we HAD to go to a performance. So, we lucked out that there was on that Friday night. It was a symphony. And it...More

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

For a lovely walk at Palermo, Teatro Massimo is one of the most beautiful theatre buildings. But must be aware from people nearby asking for money. Palermo it's a marvelous city but could be much better if having more attention to sicilians way of living...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The monumental opera house that dominates central Palermo saw a ‘good’ performance of La Boheme...great soprano poor tenor and baritone but worth it for outside Christmas decorations

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Vironment
Reviewed 16 December 2018

beautiful theatre in the heart of Palermo which stands proudly on the main street well worth a visit to appreciate the architecture and if you can a show to see in the insides too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nick L
Reviewed 1 December 2018 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
Thank supersuperananas
Reviewed 27 November 2018 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 22 November 2018

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 11 November 2018

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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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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