Teatro Massimo, Palermo

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About Teatro Massimo, Palermo

Teatro Massimo, Palermo - Address, Phone Number

Address: Piazza Verdi, 90138 Palermo, Italy

Phone: +39-0916053521

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If you want to explore the place where the final scene of the movie Godfather was shot, you have to visit Teatro Massimo. Dedicated to king Emanuel 2, this is the largest theatre in Italy and third largest in Europe. Renowned for its perfect acoustics, this theatre was constructed in late 19th century and is inspired by Sicilian architecture. The exterior is designed in neoclassical style incorporating elements from Greek temples and has 1350 seats with 7 tiers. The monumental staircases add to the charm of the structure and the shows and operas are worth catching.

Teatro Massimo Information

  • Online booking is available.
  • Prior reservation is recommended.
  • Guided tours may also include.

Teatro Massimo Ticket Prices

  • The guided tour of the theater lasts 25 minutes and will cost € 8 (full price), € 5 (reduced), € 6 (groups of at least 20 people, booking is recommended); € 3 (schools). Free admission for children under 6 years.
  • Variable for different shows.

Teatro Massimo Opening and Closing Hours

  • Guided tours are available everyday from 09.30 am to 06.00 pm.
  • The duration of such tours is 25 minutes.
  • Various tours are available for schools.
  • Reservation is required for the tours.
  • The show timings are variable.

How To reach Teatro Massimo by Public Transport

  • Buses, rented cars, metros or on foot.

Restaurants Near Teatro Massimo

  • Foccaceria Del Massimo
  • Aboriginal Internet Cafe di Angelo Di Franco

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  • Performances are world class and reasonable. Try to avoid the gallery which is cheaper buy way too high. Acoustics are impeccable so try for a box along the sides - also reasonable but get a seat in the front. Operas tend to start early so plan carefully to eat beforehand.

  • We didn't actually get to go inside because there was a rehearsal happening. However, there were still tours available with a view from inside a dark room (a box office maybe? I can't remember the word they used). I appreciated that the tours were only 30 mins long as we didn't have much time and had our kids. So even though we didn't get to take a tour this time, it's totally possible to do in most circumstances. The outside alone deserves 5 stars and as we gazed up at the beauty of this theatre, our kind taxi driver told us there's a scene from The Godfather that was filmed here. Can you remember which one? :)

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  • Went to see "Midsummer Night's Dream". The play was good, the choir was fantastic. The inside of the building was fantastic and everyone gets their own private room to watch the show. I would reccomend to sit more towards the centre as the people on the sides had to lean in quite a lot for most of the show.

  • Beautiful building.. the tour was a bit basic and short. It was a dual Italian and English tour and the English speaking part was much shorter. But it was still well worth the tour. The ballet were rehearsing before their performance and it was great to have a peek at them practice. Lovely cafe downstairs well worth getting a snack or drink after or even in the evening when you pass by.

  • Excellent tour of a fantastic building - it's beauty on first entering the theatre is jaw dropping. Also recommend the back stage and roof terrace tour.

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