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Teatro

Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Ottawa, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Condition of this site is remarkable. Well worth the visit. Nothing I disliked about this outing. Would recommend taking the bus to the site as the climb can be taxing on a summer day.

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Maastricht
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3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The theatre is, like the temple, beautifully located and quite well preserved. From within the theatre you have magnificent panorama views. Just imagine how a theatre show there must have been! On the walk up to or down from the theatre, you also have unique views of the temple and its placing in the landscape, which is a good side-reason... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

For a small additional fee go up the hill on the bus (or walk if you have time) to see this fascinating theatre with breathtaking views back to the Mediterranean.

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Castle Rock, Co
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Stayed nearby and so arrived before crowds. Bus ride up is worthwhile, we walked down. Teatro and other ruins in good condition. You can only go up once, so see everything you wish to. Beautiful expansive views from the hilltop.

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Zejtun, Malta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

very interesting historical site. One just wonders how it must have been thousands of years ago when the theatre was in use. The views are beautiful up here. Do take an umbrella in winter as there is no shelter.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We got the bus here from Trapani and it was a wonderful experience. Despite the low cloud and drizzle we spent several hours walking around and absorbing all the history and imagining how it would have been all those years ago. It's worth spending time wandering around the whole site, not just on the top of the platform looking down.... More

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Timaru
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209 reviews 209 reviews
102 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

At Toarmina and Siracusa, you would be able to see their own versions of Amphitheatres. Here, at Segesta, you get to see its own too. They are all spectacular with different perspectives. This is a more challenging hike than the temple nearby but both places are worth visiting. A friend of mine said that in summer time, he would drive... More

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The Villages, Florida
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172 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The theater is one of the two main sights at Segesta. It may have the most dramatic setting of any Greek theater. It is cut into the rock face of the top of the mountain, but it's the view of the countryside that the spectators would have had that is astounding. The rolling hills, valleys, clouds - just amazing. I... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

One of the best preserved/reconstructed theaters I saw. Take a look at the satellite photos of it before you go to really appreciate how much of it there is.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Decided to forgo the shuttle bus as was told oh don't worry it's only 20 minutes. Half an hour later and uphill slightly exhausted we arrived at the ' 'theatre' to discover not only an amazing 4000 seat theatre with a beautiful view but also ruins of a whole town including a castle, church, mosque, defensive buildings and homes. Was... More

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