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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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You can not enter this building, but it is quite impressive to look at, and to marvel at the inclussion of the ruins into the building that was built next to/on top off it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Unaccessible and just from outside, this place its a true example of how Rome grew up on top of the entire history of this place. A living example that you don't need to destroy your heritage, this theatre that has an essence of the Colosseum, its a great place to see as a reminder. A couple of nice restaurants are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

You can not enter this building, but it is quite impressive to look at, and to marvel at the inclussion of the ruins into the building that was built next to/on top off it.

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San Antonio, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

So disappointed we could not get into the Teatro Marcello - went back to Rome to see it among other sites we missed, only to learn you can see it only from outside. It's still great architecturally and historically, and you can walk around the block and see most of it, but we really, really wanted to go inside. I... More 

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ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

at first glance, one could think this was a colosseum look alike.... it has a somewhat similar facade (or, what's left of the original).. this is another free site, so take advantage of it.... there are a number of bits and pieces of ruins scattered about this site, so be sure to check them out, also...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Marcelo theater is a 2000+ years of a well preserved building, but can be visited only from the outside. It is nevertheless a good example to the ingenuity of the Roman builders. You may explore the giant columns and arches. The surrounding area is also very interesting. A short walk and you are in the Jewish Ghetto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Teatro di Marcello can only be seen from the outside but it's interesting for architecture lovers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you can go to an open air concert by Vivaldi. It is very well preserved and it looks like a mini coliseum.

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Manistique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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Address: Via del Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 064814800
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Ghetto

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The mini-neigborhood Ghetto holds tight to its reputation as a stand-alone area thanks to its nearly 300-year history as the home to Rome’s Jewish community. Times changed in the 20th century, but the tiny area still retains its mix of tradition, community, and history. Ancient and medieval architectural design frames apartments, bakeries, shops, and restaurants. Friends and families are the pulse of the neighborhood, keeping company on the Via del Portico d’Ottavia. The Ghetto observes the traditional Jewish Shabbat: businesses close from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
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