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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 3 June 2018

I didn't think I liked opera but we were lucky enough to tour this beautiful opera house and sit in a box during a rehearsal with a full orchestra in the pit and opera singers (in jeans) on stage. Our tour ended in Naples and...More

Thank clf27
Reviewed 22 May 2018

I was so glad to see the theatre through the tour offered there. It was a great way to hear the history of this splendid building. It is absolutely gorgeous! I loved being able to sit in the Royal Box (and understand why all the...More

Thank cravingescape
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful surprise. Easy to walk through and well worth the time. Enjoyed our visit and walking the surrounding area.

Thank stravel146
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We did a tour of the theatre during daytime but also attended a concert at night. The tour takes you into the Royal box with its lavish decorations as well. It was good to have seen all the small things (like the air conditioning under...More

Thank RenateV169
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Alessandro was a wonderful guide. Very knowledgable and passionate about the theatre. Amazing to be inside such a historical building where several famous classical musicians attended or performed!

Thank Weezy111
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Very worthwhile tour to see the extravagant interior of great beauty and historical significance. Shows Naples’ importance in the arts world and competitiveness of former rulers. Ask about hometown boy Enrico Caruso.

Thank dwm123
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This theater is breathtakingly beautiful. Our tour was quite short, but gave us a chance to see the beauty of the theater. The king's box was lavish with red velvet and gold statues. There was some interesting information about the kings and queens visits to...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

A magnificent opera house and so historical! My wife and I had a box to ourselves to see my first live opera and it was a thrilling and unforgettable experience. If in Naples this is a must see if at all interested in opera.

1  Thank NorsemanOBN
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The visit of opera was amazing, we recommend it, but be aware that not every guided tour offered on their websites is in English (just one tour in the morning and one in the afternoon - 11.30 and 15.30)

1  Thank mbenesova
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Comfortable seats, good rake, fabulous beautiful Theatre. Nice comfortable area for a coffee beforehand and a nice shop which opens in the interval,

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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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