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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 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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!

Date of experience: April 2018
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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.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank watertomts
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.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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)

Date of experience: March 2018
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,

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is a magnificent opera house. The guide was fabulous—however, the group was comprised of about 70 people. The tour was in English and Italian, but the guide went from one language to another seamlessly, so don’t let that stop you from going. The tour...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

There were no performances on whilst we were in Naples so we decided instead to take the guided tour. You buy tickets in the main box office, look to the left window. It was 5e each for over 65s and the tour lasted around 45...More

Date of experience: March 2018
4  Thank sjhHove
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Bought tickets on line and arrived in plenty of time, thank goodness. We were on the third floor and could not make sense of the seating. Couldn't find anyone to help us and I ended up going down to the second floor and finally finding...More

Date of experience: March 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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