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Teatro di Marcello

Address: Via del Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy (Sant'Angelo / Ghetto)
Phone Number: +39 064814800
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Ranked #171 of 687 Attractions in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Nelson, New Zealand
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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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Malta
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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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Calgary
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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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Regina
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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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Montreal, Canada
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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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Javea, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

To walk around, imagine this magnificent building in it´s day and to appreciate it´s architecture today is breathtaking. To have these ruins still standing in a busy city is a gift to humanity ... don´t just walk by.

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Llucmajor, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The famous Colosseum was based on this Theatre. Just for it, it's worth to stop by and enjoy how it remains... real. Real apartments built on the top of it where real people life -top budget. Time ago homeless people used its gates as roof. That's the evolution of a 2000+ years building. PS: Thanks to my friend Massi for... More 

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Springwood, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I'm always reminded of Ozymandias when I view ruins in Rome, "Look upon my works ye mighty and despair". On the other hand, it is a wonder that anything has remained to be viewed given the sacks of Rome, the constant attacks and warfare, the vandalism of invaders and locals alike. The site was cleared by Julius Caesar but he... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Amazing example of how Roman architecture has survived through the centuries by being integrated into newer buildings.

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