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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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Nice site to visit. The trouble is with some of these smaller sites they aren't quite as dramatic if you've been to most of the larger ones. Still worth a visit for buffs. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
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Pasadena
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sicily is a beautiful country to visit. My grandparents were from Sicily, so I decided to visit the country. If you are in Catania, definitely stop by the Parco Archeologico site.

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Thank Lisa P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away of a filthy street is a Greco-Roman theater unique to all of Europe. At some stage the residents of Catania just started building the city right into the sides and over the top of this ancient theater. About a quarter of the theater is actually covered up with old apartment buildings. The floor is flooded with water which... More 

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really great insight into both Greek and Roman buildings So fascinating to see and get a real feel as to what it would have been like 2000 years ago!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice site to visit. The trouble is with some of these smaller sites they aren't quite as dramatic if you've been to most of the larger ones. Still worth a visit for buffs. The price could even be lower in my opinion.

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Duluth, Minnesota
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The theater was very interesting and evocative of roman times. The only draw back was the cost of the self guided tour...seemed a bit high compared to others that offered guided tours.

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

The red bricks are really nice against the modern city but it isn't in that great repair. It is only a short walk from the Bellini gardens so..

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The 6 euros entry is well worth it. Set through a doorway off the Main Street this is an amazing piece of history. As soon as you enter, the silence is one of the first things you notice, then the architecture that is stunning. Good signage steers you around the amphitheatre and into houses and the museum. A good place... More 

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Havre, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The trick to seeing the amphitheater in all of its glory is to find the entrance, which is on Via Vittorio Emanuele II and isn't very noticeable. Once inside, you can climb the steep (and rain-soaked on the day I visited) stairs that lead to the top, allowing you to wonder inside the structure. Or you can avoid the climb... More 

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istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

It is a little bit hard to find the entrance because it is surrended by houses. I was not expecting to see interesting manuments etc. But I was mistaken, so nice amphitheatre, and surrounding that I was beeing influenced. Pay 6 euros and visit, it worth.

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Catania, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Frankly more interesting than the other amphitheater on via Etnea, this park is easy to pass by unless you happen to read the sign on the door indicating just what lies behind the modern city buildings. If you happen to be looking for the entrance, it's on Via Vittorio Emanuele, not on the street named Teatro (ironically). Quite the view... More 

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