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Amphitheatre (Anfiteatro Romano)

Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #13 of 33 attractions in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Cowbridge
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This one of two amphitheatres/orchestras in Lecce, and to be honest they are both overshadowed by the wonderful Renaissance churches in the old town. Both are only partly visible as at least half of each has been built over by more recent buildings, and each is marred somewhat by the modern day trappings of plastic chairs, electrical lighting, and dais... More

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

When you first see this Roman antiquity you can't but feel amazed that it is so well preserved. We were told that there is much more to be uncovered under the road and nearby buildings. However, I'm afraid that it is not as well cared for as it should be as there is a lot of mess and litter lying... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

An amazing venue where many events are held in the evenings and allows everyone to enjoy the sounds that eminate during performances.

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preston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

In a grat location, right in the city centre, but definitely disappointing, did not seem to be valued or maintained as well as you would expect for such a gem. Litter left for days on the floor when you looked down in the amphtheatre from the adjoining streets is not what you want to see in such a feature.

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Scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Rather overrated old amphitheatre covered with litter. Maybe it was the day after festival? Besides the tourist information office and plenty cafes.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The amphitheatre is in good condition but can only be viewed from the outside, however, it is possible to walk around the perimeter. It is easy to find as it is in a convenient location in the middle of the historic centre of Lecce.

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Somerset
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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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Hoi An
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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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