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Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 10, 62100, Macerata, Italy
+39 0733 230735
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Well worth a look

Astounding place - really friendly folk at the desk who gave us a guide book and chatted to us for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazingly Beautiful Venue

A privelige to enjoy Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood perform in such a beautiful venue which is... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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“opera season” (5 reviews)
“open air” (6 reviews)
Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 10, 62100, Macerata, Italy
+39 0733 230735
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Astounding place - really friendly folk at the desk who gave us a guide book and chatted to us for ages about the place. It is well worth a visit and while I've been visiting Italy for 20 years I'd not seen anything like this...More

Thank MickJ_1967
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A privelige to enjoy Thom Yorke & Jonny Greenwood perform in such a beautiful venue which is traditionally home to the Annual Opera Festival. Oriniginally built as a sports venue in early 1800's this housed a popular game similar to squash before football became teh...More

Thank LindseyLuc
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Great open air theater, the supertitles in Italian and English were projected on the wall. The staging was minimalustic but efficient, not very happy with the production concept and ballet. Overall valuable experience

Thank Antra Z
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This was one to cross off our bucket list, having missed the opera season by a few weeks on previous visits to the region. Great atmosphere and very clever set designs. Because Sferisterio run different operas on consecutive nights, the stage sets need to be...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We got tickets to see Aida at the Sferisterio and it was absolutely amazing. The atmosphere is one of a kind. We sat on one of the balcony boxes (palco 28, section oro) right near the middle and has excellent views. It was a very...More

Thank Kvhb
Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you come in my hometown of Macerata you must visit this 'Arena' is very beautiful ... and if you want to live a dream you have to visit the Sferisterio Opera ... in the days of late July and early August. .. If you...More

1  Thank russoros70
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an old ampitheatre for opera and plays. We weren't able to see an opera, but I'd imagine if you like opera then it would be a great experience. You get a discount if you can show your tickets for another Macerata museum like...More

Thank techtrans2016
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I visited the Sferisterio during the day. You pay a modest fee at the desk at the entrance and are free to wander around to a limited extent. Opening hours are 09.00 to 16.00. There is a guided tour in Italian, which would have been...More

Thank Edward C
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Visited the site during a regular day in the opera season. The place is visitable and you can get in, stay for a while and take a few pictures. It was built for the an ancient national sport in Italy, the Pallone colbracciale, by the...More

Thank henriquesroger
Reviewed 18 May 2016

The Sferisterio is a fascinating space for opera, concerts and theater. I would love to see a production there, especially of an Italian opera.

Thank Schoffpa
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Frank R
25 March 2015|
Response from Leonardo S |
Lirical season begin July 17th... sorry.
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