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Teatro di Marcello

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Address: Via del Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 064814800

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Another fantastic ruin

This is another example of the fantastic ancient ruins in Rome. Near the Tiber River, not many crowds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is another example of the fantastic ancient ruins in Rome. Near the Tiber River, not many crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The theater is one of the better preserved surviving vestiges of Augustus' city planning heritage; the former being the first official Roman emperor who succeeded his adoptive father, Julius Caesar. It has the capacity of anywhere from 15,000 to over 20,000 spectators. Noteworthy is the fact that Theatrum Marcelli was built almost 100 years prior to Colosseum, and as one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Teatro di Marcello is an interesting Roman building that looks like a miniature version of the Colosseum in Rome. Located along the River Tiber at Via D. Teatro di Marcello, this ancient structure was built by Emperor Augustus in 11 AD, predating Colosseo by at least 80 years. Originally an open-air theatre dedicated to the emperor's son-in-law, Teatro di Marcello... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We didn’t even know that something like this existed unless we got off the hop on hop off bus and saw this right in front of us… and first thing which came to our mind was like WOW… “A Mini Colosseum” its so cute……… I feel Hop on Hop Off gives you opportunity to see places which may not be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Well worth the 5 min walk from the other attractions nearby to see, while we were there we were 2 of maybe 16 people, nice and quiet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

- The Teatro di Marcello is a great sight, why should you miss it while in Rome? - Most people will approach it from the city centre, but consider this: We made a long walk from the Piramide metro station (coming back from Ostia Antica, where we had a great lunch in the medieval village centre. At the street from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The most unawares would take the Teatro di Marcello for the Coliseum because, if not for its size, it's a likewise stadium in well-maintained shape! There are still many events in here, you could check on their website to try to have a true experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Just down the street from the Capitoline Museums, this is an incredible sight. The ancient ruins of Teatro di Marcello have been incorporated into a modern apartment building. The Romans are great at "recycling".

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Well worth a look and mini Colosseum. Just to the right of Vittorio Emmanuel down side street. Ruined columned temple beside it too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Teatro di Marcello was actually built before the Colosseum said to be built on the design of this theatre. It is an interesting sight without the crowds. It is close to Campidoglio ( just go down the road). Worth spending some time!

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