Theatre Massimo of Palermo

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The largest theatre in Italy, worldwide renowned for the perfect acoustic of the horseshoe-shaped hall.

The theatre was built in the last decades of the 19th century in neoclassical style, dominated by a huge dome and a flight of steps with two majestic bronze lions on both sides.

After a long closure for restoration works, in 1997 the theatre finally reopened to public. Today it is possible to do guided visits all year round inside the theatre.

Teatro Massimo
  • Piazza Verdi
  • Guide visits:
  • Tue to Sun: 10:00-15:00 (25′; last visit at 14.30) also available in foreign language
  • for info and booking:
  • Tel./fax: 091 60 90 831
  • Web:
The library is open to the public and is provided with a reading and consulting room. Books, videos, pictures and files are available for consultation. The library also offers a shipping service.
  • Opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday: 09.30-13.30
  • Tuesday and Thursday: 15.00-17.00
  • For contacts and info:
  • Tel.: 091 60 53 136 / 134
  • Fax: 091 60 53 141
  • E-mail:
Coffee room:
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am -15:00 pm
During performances there is a coffee service available on the ground floor, to be accessed from the foyer.

  • Books, Cd of classical music and opera, apparels and jewels are available.
  • Opening times:
  • Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-15:00

A cloakroom is available to leave your umbrella, hats, and recording equipment. The deposit of these objects is compulsory.

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