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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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More Imagination Than Eyesight Required

There are many preserved Greek amphitheaters in Italy, but few if any older or even more symbolic than these ruins. We imagined, fantasized of joining ancient Greek spectators in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

this is a must see piece of history, architecture, knowledge, culture, engineering and Greek know-how still almost intact the se days. A visit is mandatory.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

It was a shame that we were not informed before entering that the Theatre is in use for performances during June/July and therefore the theatre is mainly covered by artificial seating and lighting rigs.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

There are many preserved Greek amphitheaters in Italy, but few if any older or even more symbolic than these ruins. We imagined, fantasized of joining ancient Greek spectators in their togas and robes and watching a Greek play or athletic competition here. I swear when I closed my eyes I could actually hear the roar and other emotional outbursts of... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Much of the ancient stone tiering had been covered by wooden decking, the original stage was now modern concrete slabs and huge lighting rigs surrounded the auditorium. I think it is brilliant that such a fantastic setting is being used for modern performances. I had just missed a production of Bellini's Norma...shame

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This archeological place is the most interesting to have a better understanding of the city of Syracuse and its history. A Must not to be missed!

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A huge structure with amazing views but no shade from the sun. Be Warned. The natural springs here were interesting to see and the little sparrows taking a drink from them.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I was so disappointed as I did not know that they´ve modernised the whole thing. So, you might see the structure of the place as being very old greek, but now it is more of a modern, outdoor theater.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We decided the best way to experience the Greek Theatre in Syracuse was to go see an Opera event which we spotted on a flyer being handed out in Ortygia town. Without doubt we had a wonderful evening in the atmospheric ancient theatre with surprisingly good acoustics and the back drop of light fading as the sun set, simply fantastic... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Visited here in July, not the best month. Tickets are full price, but the Roman ruins are closed; part of the Greek amphitheatre is closed. Although the signposts point to Archimedes tomb, it is not labelled where it is when you finally get there and not at all clear. There is NO information anywhere about anything; if you want information... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice historical place to visit while in Sicily. When we visited it wasn't busy and we had the whole place to ourselves.

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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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