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Politeama Garibaldi Theater (Teatro Politeama Garibaldi)
Politeama Garibaldi Theater (Teatro Politeama Garibaldi)

Politeama Garibaldi Theater (Teatro Politeama Garibaldi)

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The imposing Politeama Garibaldi Theater overlooks Palermo’s Piazza Ruggero Settimo with its triumphal arch entrance. It was built in the late 19th century, and today is home to the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana.

The word “politeama” comes from Greek and refers to the theater being built for multiple purposes, since Palermo already had a grand opera house in the Teatro Massimo. It’s primarily known for the Orchestra, however, and looks every bit inside like the classic Italian theater it is.

The theater itself is all red velvet and gold, with two levels of theater boxes lining the semi-circular main seating area. Two rows of columns ring the outside of the circular building, meeting at the triumphal arch at the entrance. Even the theater’s curtain at the front of the stage is a work of art, depicting a scene from Greek mythology painted in 1891.

Some Palermo tours include visits inside the Politeama Garibaldi Theater, and hop-on hop-off bus tours through the city stop nearby if you want to visit on your own.

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Open for tours Mon-Fri 10am-1pm
Via Turati 2-4-6, Palermo
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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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Private Sicilian Wine & Cheese Tasting

Private Sicilian Wine & Cheese Tasting

Wine & Cheese is a tasting for those who want to approach the world of regional cuisine and at the same time visiting some of the most beautiful monumental areas of the old city. The tasting is conducted by our Wine Expert guide and includes a brief guided walk of about 30-45 minutes to admire some of the most interesting monumental sites of the city (about 1 km), up until reaching a renowned wine Bar in a sophisticated environment, where you will be waited in order to start the joint tasting, served with elegant cutlery and glasses, of five types of excellent quality Sicilian cheese, from the freshest to the most aged, almond cookies and six important wines representative of the main local varieties, such as Nero d’Avola and Catarratto, and a dessert wine. The Sicilian wine, of secular tradition, has won over in recent decades the markets all over the world and the dairy Sicilian tradition is one of the oldest and most appreciated in Italy.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Gelato, Pastry and Espresso Walking tour

Private Gelato, Pastry and Espresso Walking tour

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
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Politeama Garibaldi Theater (Teatro Politeama Garibaldi) hours of operation: Open for tours Mon-Fri 10am-1pm. 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.