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 14
telephone 091 6072532 (hours 9/14), fax 091 581875
approximately 30 minutes
Reduced price €3,00 (for minors under 30).
Free Admission for children under six years of age.