The Massimo “Vincenzo Bellini” Theatre is the center of Catania opera. In 1870 the architect Andrea Scala was assigned the task of finding a suitable site to build a new politeama (a theater for performances of different genres), after examining the various options it was decided that the site would be on the area of the Cutelli Square. Despite financial uncertainty the project was approved and with the assistance of the Milanese architect Carlo Sada the work was carried forward, financed by a group of shareholders of the ‘Anonima del Politeama’-society.
Piazza V. Bellini
Infoline: 095 7306110
Morning visits Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, at 9:30 a.m. and at 12:00 a.m. School groups can book the tour at 095 2502954 (fax 095 314497) for all other visitors 095 7150921.