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The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and larger theatre for Naples to replace the old and dilapidated Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621. On 12...more
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Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We caught Nabucco with the amazing Anna Pirozzi and all in the oldest opera house in the world. Ticket purchase beforehand is essential but sadly they don't warn you about restricted views. Because of the horseshoe shape of the concert hall, some of the side...More

Thank scud56
Reviewed yesterday

Thus has been restored and the interior is a feast for the eyes. Seats in the stalls are comfortable. We went to a fantastic concert featuring works by Gershwin, Bernstein and Stravinsky and it was pure magic. Seats are reasonable price considering the venue and...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I attended a performance of Nabucco. Had bought my ticket online, so went straight to my seat. The theatre itself is just amazing. All these gilded decorations and all its just beautiful. Of course the performance was just memorable. The acoustics of the house of...More

Thank Gerasimos C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were fortunate to attend the San Carlo performance of Verdi's Nabbuco on Oct. 9 Great performance at an outstanding venue. an evening to remember

Thank AmosG27
Reviewed 4 days ago

Worth a visit. If your over sixty there's a reduction. The guide was very good, got a lot of interesting facts.

Thank Rona J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Teatro di San Carlo (Naples Opera House) runs hourly guided tours mostly in Italian, but also in English, and we found the tour we took interesting and entertaining. You buy tickets at the box office and there is a 2 euro discount for over...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting. We were unable to attend an opera but the building was very interesting. Would recommend

Thank Shiffer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous historical opera house enjoyed by opera fans and its beauty can be enjoyed by all of us. Do take the time to enjoy this gorgeous, historical building.

Thank I H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guided tour takes ca. 45 minutes - it is interesting but not very detailed and you don’t get to visit the “behind the scenes”. If you’re into theatre and opera, it’s worth taking the tour though. We’ve also seen the “Dame with camellias” ballet -...More

Thank Domi O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a stunning theatre. Central seats are necessary if you want to see the whole stage but we were in a box to ourselves almost above the orchestra pit and we loved it

Thank Rob S
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you might get lucky- we saw opera there in early January. And if not that, they do the Nutcracker ballet right thru the holiday season. We found that time of year to be quite busty in Naples- lots of Italian tourists
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AmpedAF
21 February 2018|
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Response from Fpny | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But ask for the fare and get a receipt
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20 February 2018|
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Response from Dalia332 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, j think you can book taxi after your concert. J don't remember if there's a taxis area outside, sorry.
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