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Teatro Massimo Review

Construction of this formidable Neoclassical theater, the largest in Italy, was started in 1875 by Giovanni Battista Basile and completed by his son Ernesto in 1897. A reconstruction project started in 1974 ran into gross delays, and the facility remained closed until just before its centenary in 1997. Its interior is as glorious as ever. The Godfather: Part III ended with a famous shooting scene on the theater's steps. Visits, by 25-minute guided tour only, are available in five languages, including English.

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  • Address: Piazza Verdi 9, at top of Via Maqueda Olivella, Palermo, 90134 | Map It
  • Phone: 091/6053267
  • Cost: €8
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9:30–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Palermo
Updated: 02-16-2013

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