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Address: Via Paradiso, 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 093166206
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Description: This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for...
This well-preserved Greek theater (5th-centry B.C.) is still used for performances of classical works.
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Well preserved Greek ruins

A beautiful site with views out over the sea. The theatre was in use at the time of our visit, so the stage was adorned with sculptures and lighting rigs. Dissapointingly the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Its a short walk from north Ortygia and worth it. The Roman theathre is closed for a while for renovations which was a pity, but the Greek theatre was astounding just for the shear size of it. It also pretty atmospheric is you attend one of the many plays and theatres that they conduct there almost daily now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful site with views out over the sea. The theatre was in use at the time of our visit, so the stage was adorned with sculptures and lighting rigs. Dissapointingly the Roman amphitheatre which ajoins the site was closed as new paths were being laid. Cheap entry fee. Very little shade so go prepared for the full heat of... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We were taken to the park where the theatre sits by our guide on a hot sunny day. The theatre was being prepared for an event and we had limited access. Wooden seats had been set up over the original stones and he stage was set up with lights etc. so it was a disappointing visit. Better to go to... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

It was in Italian but, as an English speaker, I still enjoyed it. The music and choreography was wonderful

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We were disappointed with this attraction, having been really impressed by the amazing amphitheatre at Taormina. Hard to locate, no local signage, ticket kiosk couldn't really be further from the site. No access to the Roman Theatre, but not told this, very poor signage and unhelpful staff on site. Everyone looked miserable! As it is being used for plays, which... More 

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Palermo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Another must on the list of places to visit in Siracusa! In June it's open at night which gives you a completely different perspective. They also host re-enactments of Greek Tradegies here on the summer!

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

We went to see the Euripedes play Supplicante from 400 BC. There were over 3,000 attendees. Mostly Italians and the play was done in Italian. But YOU are sitting in the same theater that Greeks watched this play in in 400 BC. My wife and I had read the Euripedes story of Supplicante in English on Wikipedia the night before... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It is historical value but the most interesting fact is that they still use it for Greek drama presentations!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The oldest Stone theater in the world: remarkable to watch a performance in a play where millennia before many have sat watching the same play (perhaps not in Italian but the same play by Euripides). A must see!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you've seen other amphitheatre in the med, this may disappoint you. It's in an archaeology park 20 mins walk from Ortigia, along with a Roman amphitheatre, an ancient quarry/caves and other monuments. There is lno interpretation on site, no display boards, and the Roman part was shut for repair work, not clear how long for. I suspect a long... More 

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Address: Address: Via Paradiso, 14 | Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 093166206
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse

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