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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Seigy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stumbled upon this little treasure on a Sunday after walking around the city. Our entrance was free and we easily spent over 2 hours inside. There are plaques around the site in English that detail the history and the extra museums at the back were really interesting. After visiting the coliseum and Pompeii, we actually preferred these ruins and... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This isn't as big as Siracuse or other places by any means but it is worth spending some time on. The only problem is the layout is confusing, the guide leaflet doesn't give much information and the English translation on the walk signs around he complex are an appalling rendition of the Italian to the point of being obstructive in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We were amazed to see that in the 19th century a beautiful house was built on top of the amphitheatre. The explanations and the video in the house are very interesting.

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