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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
Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
+39 091 605 3580
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank 767doug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank awinrm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank JWesting
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank jim s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank JDR-R2017
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

This structure is truly amazing in my opinion. Architecturally, it is splendid. The shape, colors and especially the statues on the roof are a masterpiece. A must-see attraction.

Thank Benjamin W
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Lucky enough to see a few minutes of a rehearsal of Il Rigoletto directed by John Turturro. Yes, that John Turturro the actor. Outstanding. Very informative tour

Thank Bob B
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is the largest theater in Italy and third largest in the world. It is really beautiful inside and a wonderment of acoustics. I highly recommend taking the backstage tour as well as the general tour. It’s special. The guide speaks twice, in Italian and...More

Thank John M
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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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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