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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
+39 081 797 2412
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the tour to see the San Carlo theatre! What a great guide we had, speaking perfect English and showing and telling us the inns and outs of the theatre. I would recommend anyone to book the English tour to see this beautiful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MvM75
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Although the outside of the theatre is not really impressive, the inside is magnificent. We can only have access to it on a tour but it is really worth it, the explanations were given in Italian and English. We had the opportunity of discovering the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We loved our front row seats to watch a brilliant performance of Tosca. This theatre takes your breath away when you enter, it really is stunning. Tickets bought online, and printed them off at home easily. The website was a bit difficult to navigate to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

the history of the building itself was the focus of the tour and it was in both italian and english with the italian being primarily spoken. so somewhat disappointing. the opera house itself is apparently the oldest still operating as such in italy...

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

The restoration has brought this historical landmark up to the present with all the trappings of it's glorious past.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Cocciolino2015
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Beautiful building, I can imagine a wonderful experience if I attended a performance. However, this was just a guided tour completely spoilt by the piano tuner plying his craft whilst we were there, trying but failing to hear the commentary. I thought he could have...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank JambonatSydney
Reviewed 23 July 2018

A beautiful theatre Took the 45 minute tour with a guide they offer Worth a visit if you have the time

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rojeh123
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We had an informative tour by a lovely guide giving us lots of history of the building and those who performed here. Definitely should be included to any visit to Naples.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ToniMcKeen
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Opera Sancarlo is a very beautiful building. On the performance there were mostly local people. There is dress-code here, no shorts! There are even black suits with bow ties. The Opera house is one of the oldest in Europe. Everything is perfectly organized. Above the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Zuevy
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Gift yourself, it is a must on your visit to Naples. We were lucky enough to catch show with perfect seats in a box in the grand circle which were very reasonably priced.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Maria A
4 July 2018|
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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
21 February 2018|
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Response from Fpny | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But ask for the fare and get a receipt
21 February 2018|
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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