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Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lecce is still adjusting to tourism, and this has always been a less wealthy part of Italy, but now it is becoming a 'hidden gem'. The excavation here is ancient and fascinating: it can't be compared to Rome, because Rome has always been the hub...More

Thank maltese632017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazingly rediscovered when the Piazza Sant'Oronzo was worked on between the wars but sadly over restored using concrete. Nevertheless, a unique artefact to have in the middle of a city.

Thank David190343
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was such a fantastic place that we could stay there for hours waiting to see coming out the gladiators of longtime ago.

Thank Mir080
Reviewed 25 September 2018

In a central location adjoining piazza Sant'Oronzo, excavations have opened up part of the Roman amphitheatre, sufficient for some small events, but almost three-quarters of the total arena is still buried under modern buildings, roads and on the east side the chiesa di Santa Maria...More

Thank stanmansurrey
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Although it occupies a fine location in the centre of Leccen this ampitheatre is rather unexciting and does little to set the heart or mind on fire. They are well maintained but gives a very clinical perspective of an ampi- theatre. No real feel for...More

Thank Nastame
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Srange to find it in the middle of things and it is a bit of a let down but there you go. Still worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 31 August 2018

These remains of the amphitheatre are amazing in the city centre and well preserved, there is also a well preserved Roman Theatre in the city too just a few minuites away

Thank Doug004
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Off the Saint O'ranzo right near tourist information, free to view and look down into but you cannot go into the ruins...good to be able to see this and then how everything has been developed around all of this...

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 14 August 2018

A very good example of a roman amphitheatre from which you are able to visualise its place and use in the Roman era.

Thank scotbrit1
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

It’s an interesting curiosity. I guess the amphitheater was rediscovered in more recent times, right in the city center. It’s cool to see the partial oval that is now exposed. We were not able To go into the ruins.

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