The stage is set for one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular theatres to play a starring role at Villa Igiea this season, following our unique partnership. Our ties with the beautiful theatre go back to its origins, when it opened to great acclaim in 1897 in the heart of the Sicilian capital, Palermo. Villa Igiea’s original owner, Ignazio Florio Jr., was an enthusiastic patron of Teatro Massimo. It was he who chose Ernesto Basile, the architect behind the theatre, to transform what was then Villa Domville into a grand hotel, Villa Igiea.
Retrace the footsteps of the Florio family and admire Basile’s work as you take in a performance at the celebrated opera house. Explore Teatro Massimo’s exciting cultural calendar, from enlightening exhibitions and architectural insights to emotive operas. Join Villa Igiea for inspiring cultural experiences. We’ll take you to Palermo’s magnificent theatre for a night of unforgettable theatre.