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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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A wonderful piece of history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Address: 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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