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Anfiteatro Romano

Piazza Stesicoro, 95100 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #42 of 79 Attractions in Catania
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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195 reviews 195 reviews
64 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The ruins cant be missed in the Piazza Stesicoro and thankfully all of the ruins can be seen from the Piazza without paying the admission fee to go down amongst the ruins to join the local cats & dogs. The remaining ruins are impressive but you cant help wonder how impressive they must have been before the Piazza & surrounding... More

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Island of Malta, Malta
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

such beautiful ruins... dated around 2nd Century BC. Unfortunately this is only a small part of the massive structure as in its time it could seat 16000 / 17000 people and it was the 2nd largest after the Colosseum in Rome. It is surely worth a look even from the street, but you can also go down a few steps... More

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Bathurst, Australia
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293 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Nearby buildings cover much of the old amphitheatre, but it's worth a look, and the church immediately uphill from it is also worth a look, but neither will occupy you for long.

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IJsselstein, The Netherlands
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Archeologically very interesting, but mainly buried beneath more modern buildings and busy streets. The buildings themselves are monuments so I understand that only part of the theatre has been exposed.

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The are surrounded by main roads on all side and are worth a look if your in the area. It's very close to the main shopping areas and if you're there it's a nice way to spend a while. It's free in and nice to wander and take some photos.

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Brasilia, DF
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220 reviews 220 reviews
132 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It was a bit disappointing, compared to the impression I had of it from pictures in books and travel guides. As it's surrounded by so many buildings, one has the impression that very little has remained of it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Not worth a special trip to see this - it is mainly buried beneath Catania and what is viewable is not too remarkable (unless never seen any Roman ruins before)

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