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Address: Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0957150508
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Interesting site in the city center

The roman theater (as written in the entrance) or greek theater (as the street name says) is very easy to reach. It's not so big like these in Taormina or Syracuza, but nice. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
marijansesvete
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Zagreb, Croatia

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Zagreb, Croatia
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The roman theater (as written in the entrance) or greek theater (as the street name says) is very easy to reach. It's not so big like these in Taormina or Syracuza, but nice. The staff doesn't speak any english, but is very kind and with online translator (!) equiped.

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Thank marijansesvete
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I have been to Catania many times and although to see this only takes a few minutes it is well worth it. A real sense of history.

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Warsaw, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Juxtaposed against busy traffic and lower than street level you can really imagine the passage of time and its effects on this ancient monument. You can go down some steps and walk among the tunnels leading to the amphitheatre which is nice but there were information signs. Worth a visit if you are shopping nearby

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Thank Tatuswilkins
istanbul
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617 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

It is impossible not to face that anfiteatro if you have a walk in the center catania. In my first visit, two years ago I was not able to see inside. Now I have seen everywhere of the theather, it is really attractive and worth a visit when in catania

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

After numerous visits to Catania finally the day has come that much expected, passing along Via Etnea fortuitously saw the gates of the amphitheater opened and lost no time in asking to visit this corner of the city now submerged. Admission is free. A charming place full of history. This was once a Roman-Greek amphitheater, nowadays this rests about 3-4... More 

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Bagni di Lucca, Toscana, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Absolutely fantastic hard to believe that it could survive all the volcanic eruptions! Right in centre of the city what a joy to see.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Ruins of a Roman amphitheatre that once held nearly 16000 spectators dating back over 2000 years ago. Located on a square just off the main street Via Etnea. Can view it from street or can also wander amongst ruins for free.

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Thank chepaddy
Lublin, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You have to see it inside! Infrastructure of amphitheatre is impressive. There was no one but me, so I could feel like an ancient dresser :)

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Thank Martyna S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The visible remains of Catania's once-massive Roman amphitheatre are limited, and below street level. Much of this extensive complex is still unexcavated and stretches beneath the surrounding buildings in this busy part of the town. Some reviewers have expressed disappointment at this, but access to the site is free, and you only need to exercise your imagination a little to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

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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