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“Amazing”
Review of Teatro Massimo

Teatro Massimo
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US$ 79.69*
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Half-day Tour of Monreale, Palermo Market and Palermo City Center
Ranked #7 of 329 things to do in Palermo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

The theather is really great, don`t miss the visit, it is one of the Europe`s greatest.

Visited April 2012
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“Stunning auditorium”
Reviewed 9 April 2012

A magnificent Neo-Classical exterior (used in the final scenes of Godfather III) houses a sumptuous interior (the third largest auditorium in Europe after Paris and Vienna). The painted dome is particularly beautiful. Do see an opera or ballet there if you can. It is easy to book online before your visit. Productions / soloist are not of top international quality but well worth seeing / hearing nonetheless. If you are lucky, tours are available and well worth your time.

Visited March 2012
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Lucca, Italy
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“Tour gives sense of grandeur but lacking the extensive costume displays of La Scala in Milan”
Reviewed 16 March 2012

The visit to the Opera House Teatro Massimo was conducted by a guide who related many stories about the earliest days of the Opera House. There is one room with costumes on display (much less than the tour of La Scala in Milano). Be sure to ask if the stage will be visible before you purchase your tour tickets ... it was closed off on our visit due to "a changeover" from the last Verdi opera. You do get to visit the royal box, the main floor and the orchestra pit, and several reception halls.

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Gorgeous-- visit at night”
Reviewed 26 February 2012

This theater is spectacular-- make sure you walk over there at night to see it lit up. Really impressive.

Visited February 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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“Beautiful theatre and interesting tour”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

There was a rehearsal for Cinderalla ballet going on at the time of our tour and made it extra special.

Visited May 2011
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