Massimo Bellini Opera House (Teatro Massimo Bellini) Tours
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Widely acclaimed as one of Italy’s most magnificent opera houses, the grand Teatro Massimo Bellini is a dazzling tribute to its namesake, 19th-century Catania-born composer Vincenzo Bellini, and opened its doors in 1890 with a performance of Bellini’s masterpiece ‘Norma’. Today, Bellini’s works feature largely among the theater’s annual roster of operas, concerts and recitals, and performances in the 1,200-seat auditorium regularly sell out, with summer concerts even spilling over into the adjoining Bellini Square.
Even if you can’t make it to an evening concert, Teatro Massimo Bellini is worth a visit and it’s impossible not to be impressed by its architectural prowess. The inspired creation of architect Carlo Sada, the theater’s imposing façade is a striking example of Sicilian Baroque style, while the opulent interiors include an ornate marble foyer, plush red velvet seating and ceiling murals painted by Ernesto Bellandi, featuring scenes from Bellini’s most popular operas.
Teatro Massimo Bellini is located in Piazza Bellini in central Catania. Guided tours of the opera house are available Tuesday-Saturday from 9:30am to 12pm and cost €6 per person.
Address: Via Giuseppe Perrotta, 12, Catania 95131, Italy
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3hr strolling around the backstreets of Catania city center to find the best local. street food. Your Catanese guide will walk you around her favorite food spots to try the traditional beloved food,such as the rice arancini, the horse meatballs, some tasty fish recipe and finally ends with the refreshing granita. This is a off the beaten path walking tour. You will step in places you would have hardly found on your own such as the secret lava tunnel situated downtown. This is the ideal tour for foodies and adventure travellers who want to discover the real local culture skipping touristy stuff! The sicilian street food consists of snacks served in deli shops and eaten by hands. No restaurants no fancy places! this tour is perfect for greedy eaters, not for picky eaters :) come join us and discover the real street spirit of Catania. Not only food! your guide will also talk about history, traditions and daily habits.
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Face masks required for guides in public areas
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