Entertainment

Top Choice Opera in Palermo

Teatro Massimo

Ernesto Basile's six-tiered art-nouveau masterpiece is Europe's second-largest opera house and one of Italy's most prestigious, right up there with La Scala in Milan, San Carlo in Naples and La Fenice in Venice. Wit…
Top Choice Classical Music in San Polo & Santa Croce

Palazetto Bru Zane

Pleasure palaces don't get more romantic than Palazetto Bru Zane on concert nights, when exquisite harmonies tickle Sebastiano Ricci angels tumbling across stucco-frosted ceilings. Multi-year restorations returned t…
Top Choice Football in Naples

Stadio San Paolo

Naples' football team, Napoli, is the third most supported in Italy after Juventus and Milan, and watching it play in the country's third-largest stadium is a rush. The season runs from late August to late May; seat…
Concert Venue in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Auditorium Parco della Musica

The hub of Rome's thriving cultural scene, the Auditorium is the capital's premier concert venue. Its three concert halls offer superb acoustics, and together with a 3000-seat open-air arena, stage everything from c…
Top Choice Opera in San Marco

Teatro La Fenice

La Fenice, one of Italy's top opera houses, hosts a rich program of opera, ballet and classical music. With advance booking you can tour the theatre, but the best way to see it is with the loggionisti – opera buffs …
Theatre in Catania

Teatro Massimo Bellini

Catania's premier theatre is named after the city's most famous son, composer Vincenzo Bellini. Sporting the full red-and-gilt fitout, it stages a year-round season of opera and an eight-month program of classical m…
Cinema in Catania

Arena Argentina

For local cinephiles, summer means sultry outdoor film nights at Arena Argentina. Head up for mainly cult and art-house flicks, from Purple Rain and Labyrinth to newer releases like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Danish…
Performing Arts in Palermo

Teatro di Verdura

A summer-only program of mostly opera and popular music (including prolific national and international acts) in the lovely gardens of the Villa Castelnuovo, about 6km north of the city centre. Adding to the whimsy i…
Theatre in Syracuse

Piccolo Teatro dei Pupi

Syracuse's beloved puppet theatre hosts regular performances; see its website for a calendar. You can also buy puppets made at the family's workshop across the street.
Booking Service in Syracuse

Fondazione Inda ticket booth

Box office outside Teatro Greco selling tickets to Syracuse's annual Festival of Greek Theatre.