If your travels take you to Catania and you love grand opera houses, the Teatro Massimo Bellini is a must-see. Opened in 1890 (with a performance of local-born composer Vincenzo Bellini's masterpiece, Norma), the teatro was the result of nearly two centuries' attempt by the people of Catania to establish a worthy venue for performances of opera and symphonies. From the Sicilian Baroque exterior to the ornate interior, you'll grasp just how great the love of music motivated the city. There is an hour-long tour in English which gives detailed information on the history and architecture of the building.
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