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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 73 Attractions in Catania
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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New York
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Parco Archeologico grouping of amazing historic sites of Greco Roman times all within one attraction. But you need two things to fully appreciate the park:1- a guide or exceptional guide book and 2- very good walking shoes. There is much walking up and down hills(this is Sicily after all) and over rough uneven surfaces. But, the Roman Forum, the... More

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Powell, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

It's remarkable that this theater is located right in the middle of Catania. You can walk right by it and not even know it was there. I was traveling with a friend who has been living in Sicily for some time, and she didn't even know about it. (Thank you Trip Advisor!) We were able to map it out and... More

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Aberdeen
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23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Did wonder about this attraction. Already been to Florence, Rome and then Siracusa over the weeks we were on holiday before getting to Catania. So to be honest I had seen enough ruins I thought to last a life time. Also have been in Verona, Nimes and Arles where the amphitheatres are in in very good nick. However to cut... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

As others have said, it's easy to miss this and you would have missed something worth seeing. This Greek and later Roman Amphitheatre has had the town of Catania built over it and is now being slowly rediscovered. There is much work still in progress and although it looks good, a re-visit in 5 years time will no doubt show... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

DO NOT miss this very normal-looking entranceway as you walk down the street from the Duomo, especially since the building is current;y hidden under scaffolding! What a discovery! A roman theatre and odeon, built upon over the centuries and turned into a neighborhood, and completely forgotten, then rediscovered again - how does that even happen?! Regardless, it makes for the... More

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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is one of the few sites not to be missed in Catania. The staff were most friendly and helpful which was useful as the place is still being renovated. There is still a lot of work to be done but it is still very impressive, even more so with the modern buildings surrounding it.

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Arlington Heights IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The portion of the Roman arena that was exposed give you an idea of the original size. It is too bad the city can't condemn the surrounding buildings and expose the entire areas.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

it looks unlike typical roman arena, because around it are located plain houses, built on top of its oval tribune ... what is more, its stage is flooded by green water, which makes this place more fascinating and unique...

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newmarket
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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