Teatro Massimo

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Afar Magazine

by Fabrizia LanzaPalermo’s opera house, built in the 19th century and inspired by ancient Greek ruins in Sicily, is the largest in Italy and the third largest in Europe. You can... Full review →



Construction of this formidable Neoclassical theater, the largest in Italy, was started in 1875 by Giovanni Battista Basile. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Palermo's grand neoclassical opera house took over 20 years to complete and has become one of the city's iconic landmarks. Full review →


Michelin Guide 53

The statue of Giuseppe Verdi watches over one of the greatest temples dedicated to lyric music. It was built by Giovanni Batista Basile and his son in around 1875. Its imposing triangular... Full review →


Travel + Leisure

The neo-classical Teatro Massimo has loomed large in the opera, ballet, and classical music scene since opening in 1897. Full review →

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