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Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania

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Neighbourhood: Centro Catania
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Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II 266, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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6,000 years of history in one building!

I had no preconceptions; I came through the entrance, having glanced through the windows from the street and having some time to spare. I stayed for over two hours. It's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Catania, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no preconceptions; I came through the entrance, having glanced through the windows from the street and having some time to spare. I stayed for over two hours. It's impossible from the street to tell just how extensive this archeological wonder is! Traces of human occupation go back to prehistoric times and visitors are left to explore, without security... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place located in Piazza Repubblica. I was during St. Agatha festivities there, but it was looking marvelous from distance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting place to visit when you're in Catania. This theatre is covered between buildings and in rather good shape. A lot of places to acces in the theater and the corridors arround.

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Seigy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This theatre was "hiding" behind the facade of house and shops and if you did not know what you were looking for, you could easily miss it. When you go inside, the vastness of this ancient site is the first thing you notice (used to hold up to 700 people). Apart from all the tunnels, passageways etc, there are lots... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The site is actually pretty good sized considering it has been slowly uncovered after 2000 years of build up. some parts are older than that. It is in a residential area which makes it even more interesting. If you like places that have not been meticulously groomed and still seem to echo from the past, this is great. It is... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Inmidst of downtown, the well preserved vestiges of a Roman ampitheater which at its peak seated 7'000 people! And also the physical and archeological remnants of an ancient Greek theater. Do go!

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Bernardsville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Having seen a number of amphitheaters, this one was disappointing, as it is not in great condition (it has wooden seats for concerts and such). If you have not seen one, and you are in the area, see it, but if you have seen a lot of ruins I would say it is not worth your time.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

It looks like a small site because of the way that the houses are build right up to it (in fact used to be on top of it), but it's pretty extensive inside and you can walk around the passages around it, not just inside the actual theatre. Well worth a look.

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Vilnius County, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I find out this place as for relaxing walking for about 2 hours not at hit day. Recomend to walk through all park. We walked without guide and enjoyed great architecture in tranquillity.

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New Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Roman theatre is well preserved and in fact is still used for performances. There is also a museum that is worth visiting.

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