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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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Open air concert in such a wonderful setting! Amazing!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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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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