The Teatro Massimo is the largest opera house in Italy and the third largest in Europe and was dedicated to King Victor Emmanuel II. It has a neoclassical style and was built in the late 19th century. It was inaugurated with Verdi´s play, Falstaff, when it was finished on May 16, 1897.
Today I want to share with you a very special place in the city of Palermo. I found it by accident on my first visit, and fell in love. This is the private courtyard of an ancient Palazio, and located just a few steps from the cathedral. I've heard that it's been restored in a horrifying way, and I hope it's not true!