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Teatro di Marcello

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Mini-Coliseum Theatre ....

In antiquity blessed Rome you come across architectural structures like the Teatro di Marcello and marvel at how they are still standing. The Theatre is a Mini-Coliseum is its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Near the Jewish Ghetto, just beyound, you have a nice walk, and you see the wonderful Teatro di Marcello; He was begin by Julius Caesar and finished by Augustus. You can see only the half ruins of the teatre, it became a fortified palace, the property of the powerful Orsini family: In summer, forming the backdrop for some summer concerts.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to escape the crowds, this little colosseum from 13 B.C. is worth a visit. We stumbled upon it while walking from the Roman Forum area to the Island of Tiberius. There were only a few people walking around so it was a nice break from places like the Roman Forum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Teatre di Marcello is one of the last ancient Rome monuments. It is kind of small scale Colosseum and a place to wander freely among the Roman ruins and admire pieces of the lost civilisation. Also it is a perfect example to see how the Rome was being built by incorporating pieces of ancient buildings into the newer ones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

In antiquity blessed Rome you come across architectural structures like the Teatro di Marcello and marvel at how they are still standing. The Theatre is a Mini-Coliseum is its appearance and is great for observing from the outside only. We were informed that there are a few performances in the Theatre & that's the only time that you can get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

There are a couple of entrances to the Capitoline so if you choose the entrance where you will walk up Michelangelo's Cordonata, along the way you will encounter Teatro di Marcello. It will be below street level on your right before you reach the Cordonata which will be farther down the hill on your left. Adjacent to The Teatro di... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Today Teatro di Marcello is just ruins but it still looks beautiful and can take you breath away. It's so similar to the monumental Colosseo and we read somewhere that the Colosseo itself was designed on this one. If it's true or not - it's worth visiting. It's for free, you can walk around, take your time and take in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Just down the road from the great white building which is the monument of the unnamed soldier towards the river. The architecture looks like the coliseum but in a smaller scale. It's in ruins of course but looks deserted but saw what seems like outdoor concert equipment or an outdoor music event. It looks all boarded up and at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

After crossing the bridge Trastevere see this beautiful theater, I did not understand if it were of Roman or medieval as above the remains of the Roman theater were built houses still inhabited. The theater is located near the altar of the homeland, then in the center and with many tourists, but the theater seems abandoned to itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Before going to Rome we decided we should do an open air concert and found the Classictic.com website and booked for a piano concert at the Marcello theatre. The setting is amazing. We got there around 8 pm. The guide explained to us about the theatre in Italian and English and took us around. A poetry recitation was going on... More 

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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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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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