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Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania

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Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II 266, Catania, Sicily, Italy
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incredible layers of human activities

The very remarkable theater (and the nearby odeon) shows an incredible history, used and abused since greek times, it's a clear exemple of over 2000 years of layering human... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Geneva, Switzerland

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Catania, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very difficult to find but well worth the hunt. I passed the entrance twice, but easy to find from across the street. A very well preserved area of antiquity, you can imagine people of that era walking the darkened corridors or sitting in the stands of the theater. The river that ran thru it still flows today. The included museum... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Almost walked past this nondescript sight in this nondescript city. I would not make a point of going out of my way to see this lackluster hole in the ground.

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Lanaken, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nothing too fancy but nice to have a look. If you are under 25 you have a reduction of 3€. Too bad you're not allowed to walk around freely since there are a few areas which are closed for public.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

An absolutely fascinating labyrinth of doorways and corridors leading out into a Roman theatre surrounded by contemporary buildings on a busy main road. Admission is only €6 and well worth the effort to locate the discreet entrance. You'd hardly know it was there but it's one of the (hidden) highlights of Catania.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The very remarkable theater (and the nearby odeon) shows an incredible history, used and abused since greek times, it's a clear exemple of over 2000 years of layering human activites on a single spot! A little deceptive is the amount of information provided.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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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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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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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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Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele II 266, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania

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