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I was fortunate to be here on a Friday evening for the free concert given by local musicians. I... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Wigan, United Kingdom
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An hour in theatre heaven!

Our enthusiastic tour guide, with a beautiful sense of humour, led 6 of us on a complete tour of... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
Linda B
Vancouver, Canada
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Via Giuseppe Perrotta 12, 95131 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was fortunate to be here on a Friday evening for the free concert given by local musicians. I really went to see the beautiful inside of the theatre. I understand modelled on the opera house in Paris on the inside. Truly spectacular.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank IAN D
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Our enthusiastic tour guide, with a beautiful sense of humour, led 6 of us on a complete tour of this late 19th century gem of an opera house modeled on the Opera Garnier in Paris. She demonstrated the acoustics, sat us in the royal box...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda B
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Lets face it the exterior of this wonderful old survivor has seen better days. Its blotched exterior with areas of graffiti down the sides looks like it has seen plenty over its days. The interior is in much better condition and is quite something. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Impressive and beautiful. You can feel like you are transported in time.I only wished I had opportunity to experience an OPERA while visiting.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

our guide was excellent in passing on the history of the theatre and took the time to explain interesting details.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank cath t
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Was lucky to arrive just as the tour was starting. Wow what a place. Have been to the opera house in Vienna but this is stunning. Our tour guide was very informative about the history of the Opera house and Vincenzo Bellini making the place...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Luckily for us there was a show on, and thoroughly recommend. We were made very welcome by the staff, and even greeted by the Director to check we understood the programme and were happy. The acoustics and decor inside are really stunning with a full...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I found this pretty building when I try to find shortcut and this theatre and piazza is really nice to see

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Daniel K
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Surrounded by interesting neoclassical buildings and a refreshing fountain, the plaza in front of the theater is a great spot to walk through or sit for a minute and relax. I only admired the theater from the outside but its architecture and intricate details are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Having toured many opera houses around the world - including Teatro Massimo in Palermo - I wanted to include a tour of Teatro Massimo Bellini during my stay this week in Catania. The opera house only gives tours on certain days of the week and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Joe G
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Kathy G
November 9, 2018|
Response from Richard3150 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall the exact hours but we went there in the morning and bough tickets and then returned at 7.30pm when it opened for the concert.
Ben S
September 22, 2018|
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Response from diazjx7 | Reviewed this property |
The teatro has ongoing tours all day every 30 minutes. Primary language is in English and Italian so you should have no problem just arriving to teatro and purchasing tickets there. For other type of tours not sure.