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Amphitheatre (Anfiteatro Romano)

Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #11 of 29 attractions in Lecce
Type: Ancient Ruins
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Only discovered recently this is a good example of roman ruins. You do have to use your imagination to realise how impressive this building would have been in roman times. Look at the nearby bell tower and this gives you some idea of the height of the building in its days of glory when holding an audience of around 20,000... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Amphitheatre is in the centre and you just come across it. It is used for concerts etc, but not when we visited. Looks impressive from above, whilst having your second ice cream of the day !

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

What a place to find right in the centre of Lecce. There was no entry charge when we visited and not many people so we were able to wander around freely. Information board gave us the main points. However like so much of beautiful Puglia it was spoiled by the litter.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Imagine the economic sacrifice to realize the significance of a 75,000 seat amphitheatre discovered in the centre of your city, while a building was being developed!.......the "dig" continues and the thousand year + history is uncovered while the building developer "sucks it up" and moves on to the next opportunity. Thank goodness for far sighted folk!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I have seen quite a few Roman amphitheaters but this one is the best preserved. Since it is well lit, you can see it also in the evening and then you have the whole square lively full with young people.

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Now I know gates are closed for a reason, but on this evening when the temperature was mild and the moon was nearly full I could not help but jump the fence and take a midnight stroll through this magnificent Anfiteatro Romano....such peace and oldness. They were setting up for the plays and entertainment.

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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The amphitheater, as others have said, is literally in the middle of the town - right at your doorstep. Easy to find and ample parking in the general area. The amphitheater itself is rather small and after you've seen it, can seem anti-climatic - but it is worth visiting. Not miss it.

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Florence, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The Roman amphitheater is very nice, but maybe it is most appreciated by those who do not already have a good experience of classical Roman architecture; without detracting from the beauty and artistic importance of this amphitheater, around Italy you can admire much more beautiful. If you pass, and you will almost certainly if you are in Lecce, stop, however,... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Open air site in the center of the city, so you can see it any time--doesn't close like everything else in town.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

It is incredible to a Roman Ampitheater right in the middle of town. Thank you Lecce. We love you. It was so easy to visit this as is open air.

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