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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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As many other people have commented the entrance to the Teatro Romano on Via Vittorio Emanuele II is poorly sign-posted and difficult to find. The search is worth the effort, as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

As many other people have commented the entrance to the Teatro Romano on Via Vittorio Emanuele II is poorly sign-posted and difficult to find. The search is worth the effort, as the visible surviving remains of the 2nd century theatre complex (the tiered seating, the vomitorium, the orchestra and some parts of the stage) are impressive. Most of the domestic... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We relished the atmosphere of this mid city,tucked away ancient Greek theatre. Somehow the atmosphere was so matter of fact and non touristic. Certainly few tourists had been able to find their way in.We just sat quietly on the stone benches,imagining a production of Medea as we saw in Siracusa.Even the ancient, clear river which potters through the site felt... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Finding this place is definitely not easy... we walked around the entire area before finding the entrance... but it is really worth a visit, the ancient theater in the middle of the modern buildings creates a peculiar atmosphere. The water in the main scene makes it even better, like a dream location. Unfortunately when we went there the Odeon was... More 

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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 185 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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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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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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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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