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TEATRO MASSIMO – PALERMO

The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele is an opera house and opera company located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo, Sicily. It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. It is the biggest in Italy, and one of the largest of Europe (the third after the Opéra National de Paris and the K. K. Hof-Opernhaus in...

Marzamemi

Just a few kilometres up the coast from Italy's southernmost point, in the deep south-east of Sicily, is one of Sicily's prettiest seaside villages: Marzamemi. It was the Arabs of the 10th century who put Marzamemi on the map. They not only gave the village its poetic name, Marsà al-hamam (translating as something like Turtle...

Monte Pellegrino

The mountains and surrounding sea make Monte Pellegrino in Palermo a wonderful tourist attraction. On a Sunday afternoon, downtown Palermo can seem a bit deserted. If you’re wondering where everyone has gone, you need only to look up the Via Pietro Bonanno toward Monte Pellegrino. There, a steady snake of traffic will let you know...

Palermo

Palermo, the quintessence of Sicily, is capable of being chaotic, elegant, fascinating, secretive and a little decadant, all at the same time. The main centre on the island since the 9th Century B.C., its current appearance derives mainly from its past rich in influence and foreign domination and demonstrates the typical Sicilian fusion of art,...

Bellini Square

Behind the City Hall, there is another square, Piazza Bellini where you can see two of Palermo’s most interesting churches: the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (more commonly known as La Martorana) and the Church of San Cataldo, instantly recognizeable thanks to its trio of red domes. The disparate architectural styles and eras of the...

Massimo Theatre

The Teatro Massimo is Palermo’s dominant opera house and performance hall for ballet. Built between 1875 and 1897 by the architect E.Basile, it was completely refurbished in 1997 for its 100th birthday. It looks stunning, and for many American guests, oddly familiar. It has become one of the city's iconic landmarks. Palermo's Teatro Massimo "Vittorio...
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