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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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Marcello Theater

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Just down the street from the Capitoline Museums. Definitely worth a stroll by to see the ruins of the theatre incorporated into more modern apartments (16th century). If you continue down the street you can get to the Mouth of Truth in about 10 minutes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It is a great sight to see what remains of the theatre and how it's been incorporated into more modern buildings - it is not far from some other sights as well (temples of Portunas and Hercules, Mouth of Truth, etc) so well worth going by here as a part of the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place is a must in your trip to Rome. It is very interesting to see the roman ways of building. However, it is a bit sad that the parts remaining from the original theater are quite small and that some parts of the building have been added long time after it glorious age.

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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.