The royal box

Giovan Battista Filippo Basile1875-01-12/1897-05-16

Massimo Theatre Foundation

Massimo Theatre Foundation
Palermo, Italy

At the centre of the second floor of the boxes, the Royal Box has 27 seats and a private foyer called Royal Sitting Room. The precious ceiling with flower decorations is above a room totally covered by mahogany wood and furnished with sofas and armchairs of red brocade. A Murano glass chandelier and nine mirrors enrich the room. On the entrance doors and on the capital of each column you can see the royal coat-of-arms, a white cross on a red field. Art nouveau architect Ernesto Basile is credited with the design of the Royal Box.


  • Title: The royal box
  • Creator: Giovan Battista Filippo Basile
  • Date Created: 1875-01-12/1897-05-16
  • Location: Piazza Verdi - Palermo, Italy
  • Photographer: Rosellina Garbo

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