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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
One of the great landmaks of Palermo other than chiesas. This is one of the great opera houses of Italy. The guided tour can contain three parts: the theater, the backstage and the rooftop.
The theater is superb with typical traced of wear from humid...More
As a late 19th century building this is really beautiful. It lives up to its name and it is huge and wonderful to see lit up at night.
I attended a performance here in mid September and here’s what I took away:
Ticket collection was...More
We took the tour around the place including to the roof. Our guide was very knowledgeable and this was one interesting tour. Make sure you do the roof bit the views from up there are the best and better than from the cathedral
it took them twenty five years of reconstruction that returned this theater to its original splendor, you cannot go to Palermo without seeing one of its most valuable attractions. It is worth visiting at night too.
This is a nice and easy stop. The tour is quite short, thirty minutes or so, and is a bit uninspired, but sitting near the stage on the main floor and in the front row of the Royal Box (with plenty of time for pictures)...More
Other reviews have mentioned the size and (somewhat faded) beauty of this truly imposing building. I recommend the 30 minute guided tour, which gets you into the theater (there might even be some dancers practicing on stage) and even the royal box. Italian and English...More
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
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 pizzas and hot dogs and of course Sicilian breakfasts of brioche and ice cream! A must have with freshly squeezed orange juice and pomegranate at one or two catching onto new desire for other fresh fruit juices. Enjoy!!