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Teatro

Calatafimi-Segesta, Sicily, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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102 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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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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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97 reviews 97 reviews
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
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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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Guernsey
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Brilliant 4 000 seat theatre. It's in pretty good condition and the other buildings around (from 5th C BC to 13thC AD) are really interesting.

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Xaghra, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

one can take a bus which will take you up the hill to the teatro... very nice views... not to be missed...

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