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Address: Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0957150508
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Anifiteatro Romano, or Roman amphitheatre

Anifiteatro Romano, or Roman amphitheatre is over two thousand years old and in the middle of the street, believed to have been partially buried in the late 1600s Mt Etna... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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Billinge, Lancashire

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Being only one of a few places to see in Catania it's really a pity that it's not more well kept. That being said it's still worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Nobody else was in this amphitheatre. To get to the arena you have to walk through the Gladiator's tunnels. If you visit Catania you should visit this historic gem.

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Billinge, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Anifiteatro Romano, or Roman amphitheatre is over two thousand years old and in the middle of the street, believed to have been partially buried in the late 1600s Mt Etna eruption. This is an amazing piece of history and shows why historians and geologists are always digging for artefacts. This historic site can be viewed from the street or for... More 

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Always worth to see. But sadly not much to visit. There are much better areas in the old roman empire to visit. Somehow sad to see a bunch of old stones in the middle of the city with the students and shops around. But these stones were there first!

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Catania, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

About 2 thousands years old, very rare historical monument. Partially buried after the 1693 earthquake, it was a very big amphitheater, similar but smaller to the Colosseum in Rome. it is possible to look at it from the street and visit it inside, walking in the several tunnels. At the city centre, so you can visit it when having a... More 

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

It is amazing to see these ruins in the middle of this big city so well preserved. It is a must see if you are an history buff

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A small but lovely ampitheatre in the heart of Catania. Very well laid out with information clearly displayed in Italian and English. Definitely worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

unfortunately the arena is surrounded by buildings at piazza stesicoro, so it is not possible to enjoy the whole picture of this anfiteatro, that surely was dominating this area in the time of its brilliancy ... it is unique, because it was constructed of volcanic rocks, like many other monuments in Catania ..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is a small slice of Roman amphitheatre. Belatedly, the archaeologists have also tried to provide explanation of the way 17-19th century buildings were composed on top of and alongside the site.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

There is no fee to enter this site, although it is quite small so it will not take you long to walk around as most of the nearby buildings are covering the remains. However, I really enjoyed walking around the amphitheatre regardless of the size. I did notice a lot of cats living down there (Is this to prevent rats?... More 

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Address: Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0957150508
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania

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