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Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania

Via Vittorio Emanuele II 266, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
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Ranked #17 of 79 Attractions in Catania
Type: Historic Sites
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Hidden just off the elephant or Cathederal square stuck between many houses lies this gem still being worked on for us this was better than the one in Taormina.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I thought this was incredibly fascinating, particularly the history of the houses etc that were built on top. I spent a bit over an hour on the self guided tour. It is still being excavated, and the route is marked by temporary arrows, which in most cases are not too hard to follow. It wasn't until i left the attraction... More

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

At first I thought it was just cloud cover, then realized the volcano was erupting. No lava just steam or whatever gases were coming out of the cone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The entrance to this ancient theatre, also known as the Odeon, lies through a small doorway on Via Vittorio Emanuele not far from the Duomo. Whilst the EUR6 entrance fee is not excessive, this is a self-guided tour, with much of the area still under restoration meaning a number of stairways and access areas are closed. To make the most... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The Greek Roman theatre is well worth a visit. It only cost 12 Euro for two adults to visit this site and is worth every cent! My husband and I spent at least an hour and a half walking around the theatre and museum area. There is a lot of information about the re-development of the site (there had been... More

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

walking down a street, saw a doorway that looked interesting and you can feel the bloodshed on the inside, eery, spent most of the time wondering if big cats wrestled with people here! only a few euros to see, worth it!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Hard to believe all this is tucked away behind other buildings on a busy street, but there's a reasonably-well preserved amphitheatre, partly made out of the ubiquitous black volcanic stone, a small museum and lots of nooks and crannies to investigate. I agree with a previous reviewer that there are a lot of steps so you do need to be... More

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Limoges, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was incredible : outside you just walk one of the most central avenues of the town, until you see a discrete inscription on a modern building. Then you enter and a huge space opens ...with a greek-roman theatre in the middle of it, in front of you, and an underground river (covered by the eruptions centuries ago) flows under... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is one of my favourite places in Sicily, a big call given the wonderful archaeological remains all over the island. It's a small site, nestled amongst later buildings and hidden behind an inconspicous doorway. What's lovely about the place is that it's small, virtually tourist free and presents a great example of contemporary archaeological practice. Rather than demolishing a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We visited here in October of 2013. This sight was on my list of sights to visit and it did not dissapoint. The access to all parts of the sight was virtually unlimited. There are stairs so keep this in mind. You tour the sight yourself and there is available a detailed gude of each section of the ruin. My... More

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