Piazza Verdi, commonly known as Maximum Square is a historic square of Palermo.
The square is located within the historic city center in the district called Seralcadio (Mandamento Monte di Pietà). The square was created in the 19th century to make way for the Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele, thanks to the Elimination of the ward's (with the convent of the same name) and the Church of the stigmata, which remains the toponymy of the square. To make way for the Plaza was also eliminated the door Maqueda and the remains of the town wall. Besides the famous Theater at the center of the square there are two iron chieschetti, contemporary theatre, of Art Nouveau. The square is bounded on right side from via Maqueda. Ahead of the square 19th-early 20th century buildings, like looking at the Theater on the right side the villa of marquises De Gregorio, today restaurant, Palazzo Francavilla Pecoraro, redecorated by Ernesto Basile. Behind the theatre develops the piazza Massimo (in fact an integral part of the square that surrounds the monument. Among the buildings that face stand out, Special, both Palace and Palace Nouveau Dagnino, the second of which maybe made on projects by Ernesto Basile by the Utveggio, author of the famous Castello Utveggio on Monte Pellegrino in Palermo.