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The Politeama Garibaldi, begun in 1867 by Giuseppe Damiani Almeyda and inaugurated in 1874, even if incomplete and without a roof, was conceived to function as a "Community Theater": in 1874, the main room, in the shape of a horse shoe, had a capacity of 5000 spectators, two rows of boxes and a gallery divided on two levels. The entrance is characterized by a neoclassical triumphal arch crowned by a two wheeled wagon drawn by four horses with a bronze Apollo, a work of Marco Rutelli. The term "Politeama" signifies a theater in which various types of productions are featured. Today it is the prestigious home of the Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra.


Monday thru Sunday


from 9,30 to 18


Information and bookings:

telephone 091 6072532 (hours 9/14), fax 091 581875

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Visit duration:

approximately 30 minutes



Reduced price €3,00 (for minors under 30).

Free Admission for children under six years of age.

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