Catania and Palermo, thanks to their history, are rich in cultural activities. Among others, the Opera theatres stand out. Every year varied and differentiated programs go on successfully. Catania, the birthplace of the great musician Vincenzo Bellini, had about 14 operational theatres at the end of the 1800s, always full of spectators. The city has an ancient scenic tradition that dates back to the Greeks. Today we can enjoy the performances after walking between Baroque architecture (Unesco heritage) and historical markets or having the intention of organizing prestigious events for your group.
Tour 1 – Catania and the Opera Legends The guided walking tour starts from “Piazza Duomo” to admire the Baroque architecture (UNESCO heritage), Via Etnea and the Palace of the University of Catania founded in 1434 by “Alfonso il Magnanimo” (Alfonso V of Aragon). A few steps to reach and discover the Opera hall (Teatro Massimo), opened in 1899 and dedicated to the genius of Vincenzo Bellini, “the Swan of Catania”. The theatre is a jewel of architecture and unmatchable acoustic engineering; after the visit, in the magnificent foyer of the theatre, we will enjoy the concert of Bellini famous arias opera. Further tours are available on this topic (5)