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Address: Via Paradiso, 14, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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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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quite a nice restored amphitheater. No explanations of what you are seeing anywhere- a guide is a must. Too many cultures overlap in the history of this place. Worth the visit for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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west yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This theatre forms part of the archeological park of Syracuse. Although I was impressed with the amphitheatre and the cave and waterfall, I can only give the park an "average" for two reasons. Firstly there's a distinct lack of information about the amphitheatre which, for such an important archeological site, is unforgivable . Secondly another major part of the park... More 

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Phila, Pa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

quite a nice restored amphitheater. No explanations of what you are seeing anywhere- a guide is a must. Too many cultures overlap in the history of this place. Worth the visit for sure

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've been twice and both times were wonderful. If you don't speak Italian fluently be sure to read the story before hand. Then you should be able to follow along easily. Also, spend the euro for the cushion...it makes a difference!

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Northern England
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

So good to be able to visit this ancient area but the facilities, information and condition of the surrounding park leave a lot to be desired. We were not told, until it was too late, that the Roman Amphitheatre was closed, the tomb of Archimedes inaccessible and the Ear of Dionysius cave was also shut. There was little information at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

March is a great time to travel to Sicily, especially if you do not like the hot sun, dust and the crowds. However there is a downside and that is some of the ancient sites are not quite ready yet ? In the case of the Greek Theatre and other sites near it, one was told to "go back to... More 

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Definetly worth a visit and I thought the entrance fee for it and the ear was not to outrageous. Easy to get to on one of their little busses out of Ortygia with a change just as you get onto the mainland. Very hot though, make sure you have water and some protection from the sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

There is no signage, absolutely no information, the staff are rude at best, lying at worst. If you go in off season everything except the greek amphitheatre and dionysius's ear are closed. The Roman amphitheatre is closed for most of 2015. Saying that the Greek theatre is one of the best preserved pre-Roman sites in Europe. The original full scope,... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It is an opportunity to see a very well preserved Greek theatre, built on the 5th century BC, out of Greece. Once you arrive downtown Siracuse, it is not hard to find the way to visit this beautiful theatre. As I visited during winter time, I had plenty of time to enjoy all that archeological site without hundreds of people.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

If you have a chance to see the smaller but more impressive theater at Taormina, this one could disappoint if you try to compare. The views surrounding it are nice, but not impressive. The highlight is the cave water fall and necropolis behind the theater. A with many other sights in Italy, the markings and explanations are non-existent.

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The sheer size of this Greek theatre tells you a lot about the huge success that the ancient city of Syracuse was in its day. It was the highlight of my visit to Syracuse, by a long way. Having said that, it is not that well tended and I felt sad about that. Weeds growing everywhere, various bits roped off... More 

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