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magnificent site. It's amazing how in ancient times they understood where to live!

This is all about the feeling & atmosphere of this ancient town. The amphitheatre is covered with an artificial roof for protection but remains in pretty good condition. It was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Dogliani, Italy
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Dogliani, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is all about the feeling & atmosphere of this ancient town. The amphitheatre is covered with an artificial roof for protection but remains in pretty good condition. It was well worth the visit as far as we were concerned, with the beautiful stretch of the sandy bay adding to town's position.

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Sheffield
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A village on the hill straggling along the slope. A sea view right at the seaward end of it. Very quiet. Didn't see a shop. Some new houses, some renovated and some dilapidated. Not worth a visit.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very interesting, I have never seen so much broken terracota in the ground. Very peaceful on the coast.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It's not every day that you get to enjoy wandering around a town more than 2000 years old, free to explore and wander in and out of ancient buildings. This is an awe inspiring place, set on a beautiful headland on the Mediterranean coast. Sadly, the management of this historic site is appalling. There is little effort to maintain or... More 

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Empty, quiet, charming. The small museum was interesting as well. Worth seeing if in the area. Disappointed the ruins of the theater were covered with some kind of protective panels which unfortunately distorted the visual appearance.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This area looked interesting, and it has some great history, considering it's a city/town dating back to the 4th Century BC. It was a grand disappointment after an admission of 4€ per person. I thought there would have been some good visual history and biography of the town. Unfortunately the theater was shuttered from view, as it is protected from... More 

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A small and compact Greco-Roman site on the top of a hill. The Greek amphitheatre is a little spoiled by the heavy erosion of the soft stone and the protective roof structure detracts from the experience. There are two Roman houses that have earthen walls on stone hat rise up to a goodly height, again unsurprisingly weather protected, but these... More 

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North Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Our Agrigento room clerk suggested this spot. I hadn't seen a reference to it in our Sicily books. Great views of beautiful beach. The amphitheater had to be protected since the rock is very soft. You walk thru the streets of an abandoned town. You will be tempted to sort thru the remains. I have never seen more pot shards... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We made a stop here, but compared to the many other sites we visited, this was not really worth it. Not very much to see, really.

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Incredible beaches. We were there very end of September, and swimming and sun were great. Eraclea Minoa (between Sciacca and Agrigento) definitely had the wildest waves of all the beaches. The Sciacca town beach ( Spiaggia di Sciacca),had nice waves and was lovely. The town beach of San Leone was beautiful, great swimming, the most family friendly in that the... More 

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