Don't miss to Palermo
It is one of the largest theatres in Europe, a neoclassical masterpiece started by Giovanni Battista Basile in 1875 and completed by his son Ernesto in 1897. Recently restored, it is now the lyrical temple of the city, staging the opera and ballet official season. http://www.teatromassimo.it/
Standing in the main square of the city, which was and is one of the largest and most beautiful in Italy, this Neoclassical theatre was built by Giuseppe Almeyda between 1867 and 1874. The entrance is framed by a triumphal arch, surmounted by a bronze Apollo’s quadriga. The Politeama Garibaldi theatre represents a development of the typical XIX century theatre architecture, as it was destined to stage different kinds of shows and to allow the vision of such show to all social classes.
Built in 1130, year of King Roger II’s crowning, inside the Norman Palace, it is definitely one of the most famous sights in Palermo. Covered in dazzling Byzantine mosaics (like to those in the church of the Martorana and in the Monreale Cathedral), it is a symbol of the political and cultural union operated by the Normans.
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