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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 #16 of 82 Attractions in Catania
Type: Historic Sites
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Staines, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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