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Massimo Opera House (Teatro Massimo) Tours and Activities

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Palermo’s beautiful opera house, the Teatro Massimo, is the largest opera house in the entire country. It’s an important landmark in the center of historic Palermo, and even if you don’t like opera you may be familiar with the theater’s imposing front staircase.

The Teatro Massimo was built in the late 1800s, opening in 1897 with a production of “Falstaff” by Giuseppe Verdi. The original plan called for seating for 3,000 in the audience, but the theater seats 1,350 today. There are seven levels of theater boxes in a semi-circle around the seats on the floor, all pointed toward the stage - a design very typical of opera houses at the time. As mentioned, it’s the largest opera house in Italy - and it ranks third in size in Europe.

The regular opera season in the Teatro Massimo excludes the summer, so if you’re visiting in the fall, winter, or early spring you can check with the box office to find out what’s playing and whether there are any seats available. In the summer, there are sometimes smaller orchestral or ballet performances in the Teatro della Verdura in Palermo instead of the Teatro Massimo. Palermo’s grand opera house is open for tours year-round, however. Inquire at the box office inside the main doors.

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Mon-Fri 9:30am-1:30pm, Tue-Thu 3pm-5pm
Piazza Verdi, Palermo, 90138
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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour
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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

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Snack your way through the streets of Palermo on this Sicilian food tour. Explore backstreet markets and food stalls specializing in local delicacies like stuffed rice balls and chickpea fritters as your guide fills you in on local history, culture. Plus, this small-group tour has a limited number of participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Palermo Walking Tour and Street Food

Palermo Walking Tour and Street Food

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Indulge all your senses on a walking tour of Palermo's rich street food traditions. Join a knowledgeable guide for a walk through the historic part of the city and its vibrant outdoor markets. Sample some of Palermo's unique street foods, such as 'panelle' and 'meusa.' Watch the lively scenes all around you, observing what seems like another time.
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  • 3 hours
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$44.76
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Discover Palermo

Discover Palermo

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Palermo is a fascinating city with almost 3,000 years of history. Explore its glorious past and delve into its vibrant present with this walking tour that takes in the city’s sumptuous churches and squares, as well as the bustling landmark markets where locals still shop today. Admire A-list sights like the Teatro Massimo, cathedral, and Piazza Pretorio and stroll down lively Via Vittorio Emanuele and through Mercato del Capo.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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See the highlights of Palermo with a hop-on hop-off bus tour, exploring at your own pace. Get a view of the city’s top attractions from the top of a double-decker bus, including sights like the Quattro Canti, Vucciria Market and the Teatro Massimo – one of Italy's most famous opera houses. Enjoy audio commentary during the tour.
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  • 50 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$22.95
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Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily

Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily

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Explore Palermo’s key sights on foot on this walking tour of the Sicilian capital. Meet your guide in a convenient location in central Palermo, and set off. Visit popular landmarks ranging from the Palermo Cathedral and Palazzo Pretorio to the Massimo Theater. Learn about the city’s long entanglement with the mafia, and meet the shopkeepers and other individuals who have pioneered a local anti-mafia movement.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Markets and Monuments: Walking Tour in the Center of Palermo

Markets and Monuments: Walking Tour in the Center of Palermo

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Explore the historic center of Palermo on a 3-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Learn about the city’s history as you see landmarks including Teatro Massimo, the Palermo Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Palermo (Palazzo dei Normanni)— part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop by the Chiesa del Gesù (Casa Professa), an elaborate 16th-century church, and view the Palazzo Pretorio (Palace of the Eagles). Stroll around the Piazza Pretoria and Piazza Bellini, and browse tempting treats in renowned food markets that offer Sicilian cuisine.
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  • 3 hours
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Exclusive tour of Palermo

Exclusive tour of Palermo

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✅ Very small groups: max. 6 people ✅ Get a general view on Palermo and its secrets with a unique point of view, with our passion and expertise! ✅ Visit the monumental area ✅ Explore the hidden streets, and enter the area of one of the Streets Markets, the kingdom of the Street Food! ✅ Let's speak about social dynamics and contrasts of the city
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  • 3 hours
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$74.60
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Tuk tuk ride, ape car

Tuk tuk ride, ape car

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The ape car tour allows us in a short time, given the small size of the vehicle, to get to know them most hidden corners of the city in a very comfortable and nice way making a summary of the city! With the possibility for those who have more time to be able to customize their tours.
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  • 1 minute to 1 hour
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Last minute Palermo Walking Tour and Street Food

Last minute Palermo Walking Tour and Street Food

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Sicily has lain at a crossroads of civilizations for thousands of years—and its food is a delicious reflection of the island’s diverse cultural mix. On this morning tour of Palermo’s street food markets, get off the typical tourist trail and follow in locals’ footsteps. You’ll visit three of the city’s key markets—Capo, Ballarò, and La Vucciria—will enjoy numerous samples, and learn more about Sicily’s history from your guide.
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  • 3 hours
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$45.91
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Night Street Food Tour of Palermo
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Night Street Food Tour of Palermo

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This is the very first food tour ever launched in Palermo. Join us in a three hour strolling around the backstreets of the city center guided by a young Palermitan who will share with you stories and legends only renowned among locals. We have an easy-going approach with travelers making them feel as friends, not as clients! We will take you to the same places where we guides go to eat and drink with friends. We will share with you the best tips to enjoy Palermo and Sicily like a local. We will share our personal stories to make you feel what being a Sicilian means. You will taste tradtional street foods at vendors who have been carefully selected for the quality of food and the authenticity of the location. There are no tourist traps on this tour! Travelers will step into hidden corners and try foods they wouldn't dare to do alone. The amount of food we offer on this tour replaces a full meal.
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  • 3 hours
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$61.98
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Palermo Virtual Tour: Gone Travelers!

Palermo Virtual Tour: Gone Travelers!

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It’s day February 31st, 2020. All tourists have disappeared from the streets of Palermo. What happened to them? Have they left? Have they been kidnapped or trapped in a Trattoria? Sit back on your sofa and follow a Sicilian tour guide roaming the streets of Palermo in search of his travelers. Our guide will connect live on ZOOM to lead you through this adventure acting as a real time voice over. As the movie roll on, our guide will tell you about the city, its long history, its fine art and rich culture. We will pull you into virtual Palermo and project you into a food market to discuss traditional foods and recipes. All of this will happen without never losing focus on the plot of the story. To solve the case, our tour guide will have to walk around the monumental streets of the city but the magic will happen into the dark backstreets of the city center. NB: TICKET PRICE IS MEANT TO BE "PER SCREEN". THE TIME INDICATED IN THE CALENDAR IS ROME TIME.
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  • 1 hour
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The 10 Tastings of Palermo With Locals: Private Food Tour

The 10 Tastings of Palermo With Locals: Private Food Tour

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Eat your way through Palermo's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied! Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Cannoli and Espresso. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie. Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
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Palermo Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Palermo Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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CSTRents - Palermo Segway PT Authorized Tour

CSTRents - Palermo Segway PT Authorized Tour

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Forget your feet and abandon the automobile, the best way to see Palermo is via Segway. Smoothly cruise around town upright and on two wheels with your expert guide going from legendary landmark to spectacular site, and stopping at each spot to learn about its history. Head through the bustling Capo Market where some of the best street food in Sicily is sold, pass by the Gallery of Modern Art and discover the rich architectural heritage of a town that has been strongly influenced through the centuries by everyone from the Arabs to the Vikings.
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  • 3 hours
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$113.62
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Palermo and Monreale Tour

Palermo and Monreale Tour

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Spend a day exploring the best of Palermo and the glories of Monreale with this combination day trip. See the top attractions in the old town of the Sicilian capital of Palermo, including the Teatro Massimo, Cathedral, and Politeama Theater. Next, travel up to the hilltop town of Monreale to tour the famous Duomo. Marvel at the golden mosaics covering the Duomo's interior.
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  • 4 hours
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Half Day Excursion in Palermo and Monreale from Palermo and Cruise Ship

Half Day Excursion in Palermo and Monreale from Palermo and Cruise Ship

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Spend half a day exploring Monreale and Palermo. Begin with an hour-long tour of the Monreale Cathedral, beloved for its mosaics dating back to the 12th century. Head to Palermo’s historic center to see the Palazzo de Normanni and its lovely gardens, the historic Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the elaborate fountain in the Piazza Pretoria, and more. Return to your hotel or port after a morning of incredible architecture and history.
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  • 4 hours
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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Palermo Private Tour

Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Palermo Private Tour

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This is not just another city tour; this is the best of Palermo from a unique perspective! Get to know Palermo on a city tour that gives you the perfect overview, with city highlights, hidden gems, storytelling, and a local treat - this tour has it all! Forget about big touristy groups and the crowds; it's time to see Palermo at its best but from the eyes of a local. Check out main landmarks like Teatro Massimo, Piazza Pretoria and Fontana Pretoria, Palazzo Reale, and uncover hidden gems and city secrets with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. And the cherry on top, a local treat is included. Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems Private City Tour™ is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.57
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$66.57
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Food and culture in Palermo!

Food and culture in Palermo!

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Walking tour of good food, art and culture, explaining everything from the birth of the city step by step to today's markets, in a simple but passionate way ... with excellent street food.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day City Tour in Palermo , Monreale and Mondello, from Palermo

Full Day City Tour in Palermo , Monreale and Mondello, from Palermo

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Maximize your time in Palermo with this sightseeing tour, which showcases the best of the city and the surrounding region. Visit the hillside town of Monreale, known for its Norman cathedral and 12th-century mosaics, and explore Palermo’s historic center. Enjoy beach time at the seaside resort of Mondello and venture up Monte Pellegrino to view the 17th-century Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia cave shrine.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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PRIVATE Palermo Historic Walking Tour and Street Food

PRIVATE Palermo Historic Walking Tour and Street Food

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The tour is special and unique because during 3 hours you will see the best part of the historic center of Palermo, you will taste the best street food in the historic markets and you will listen stories and legends of the past.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$149.31
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GRAND TASTE PALERMO - Artisan Food & History Walking Tour

GRAND TASTE PALERMO - Artisan Food & History Walking Tour

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A 'Grand Taste' of The City of Palermo. Authentic Food and Wine with History Walking Tour of Palermo. 11 Must-See Sights and Attractions of Palermo. 3 (UNESCO) Arab-Norman Historical Monuments of Palermo. 20+ Tastes of Traditional Specialty Food & Wine. Fascinating Tales & History Information by your Local Guide. Genuine and Valuable Information about other Places to Visit, Must-See. Sights and Attractions - you can ask your Local Guide. Small-group tour (maximum 14).
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  • 4 hours
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$55.09
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Palermo Sightseeing con fiat 500 vintage!!!

Palermo Sightseeing con fiat 500 vintage!!!

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Drive a vintage Fiat 500!! Two and a half hours on a panoramic tour of Palermo and surroundings. A return to the past on small colored cars that move slowly through the city. We will drive along the Marina to get to the market of Ballarò. A quick stop to familiarise with the culture, traditions and habits of the Palermitani. We will park the car to reach the church of Casa Professa, Piazza Bellini and Piazza Pretoria. The tour will continue following the Arab Norman itinerary. Next stop will be the Norman Palace and the Cathedral. Monreale will be our next stop to see the Cathedral and Palermo from the belvedere. It's time to come back to Palermo, a photo in front of the Teatro Massimo. Our tour will end at the Cala harbor. We will stop in one of the oldest bars in Palermo for a little sweet treat!The experience that I propose involves all the senses. Tastes, colors, sounds that can hardly be forgotten. Well it all happens on a Fiat 500 !!!!
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$103.29
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$103.29
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Private Gelato, Pastry and Espresso Walking tour

Private Gelato, Pastry and Espresso Walking tour

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The Sicilian pastries and ice cream are among the best in Italy, and what about the coffee, the real element of Italian culture. But how can you disentangle yourself from the huge range of bars and pastry shops that populate the city of Palermo? We have developed a process that allows for true gourmands to taste the best examples of pastry, from Sfincetta with ricotta to Setteveli cake, gelato, made with authentic raw materials without the use of industrial ingredients, and the best coffee at both the bar and coffee shop where we can take a close look at the roasting and selection of coffee that make up the blends. All of this of course, in addition to satisfying the palate and the mind thanks to the information given by the guide, will be surrounded by the beauty of Palermo’s monuments which will be introduced and explained by the guide along the way. There are about seven tastings: three pastries, an gelato, typical biscuits, a dessert wine and a coffee.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.72
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Palermo. Historic center tour - City walking tour

Palermo. Historic center tour - City walking tour

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With this tour you will see and savor the best of the city: the most famous monuments of different eras, the main streets of the center and a historic outdoor market still functioning and vital. Sum, a bit of everything. Your personal guide will explain and answer to your questions and will assist you in the tastings. For more details and timetables, look for me online and contact me privately. I am Angela Saltaformaggio, a licensed guide. With this tour, you will be able to get the most out of the city: the most famous monuments from different periods, the main city and the historical open-air food market. your questions and help you in your tastings. For more details and timetables, find me on the internet and contact me personally.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.46
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What are Massimo Opera House (Teatro Massimo) hours of operation?
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Massimo Opera House (Teatro Massimo) hours of operation: Mon-Fri 9:30am-1:30pm, Tue-Thu 3pm-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Massimo Opera House (Teatro Massimo) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Massimo Opera House (Teatro Massimo) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Massimo Opera House (Teatro Massimo) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Massimo Opera House (Teatro Massimo) costs USD 13.77. Guided Massimo Opera House (Teatro Massimo) tours start around USD 13.77 per person.
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