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Amphitheatre Romano

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Marvelous place. it's very open and accessible. We saw an opera there in the evening. It was absolute heaven.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Marvelous place. it's very open and accessible. We saw an opera there in the evening. It was absolute heaven.

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Piraeus Region, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This theater is very well preserved, and just in the city center. You walk arround and can see a lot of details.

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Cleveland, Oh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a relatively well preserved roman amphitheater in the center of Lecce. There are many similar ruins in many italian town. What is unique to this is that it is completely surrounded by building with the classical fascist empire style: quite a contrast in time, space and architecture

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Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

If you're visiting Lecce in summer time you'd be lucky enough to get an event being held in this ancient theatre in the evening. If it happens, don't miss the chance to get a unique signature experience. You'll never regret your choice.

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south dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My sister in law grew up in a home immediately overlooking the amphitheatre. So when we visit we were lucky enough to be able to get a birds eye view of the Amphitheatre if they want to open their windows. We can look down, see and hear the shows from the comfort of their home. It really is a beautiful... More 

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Mill Creek, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What one sees looking at the arena, is a half-circle--not uncommon in Italia. However, it was only uncovered a couple hundred years ago, & other buildings ringed the nearby piazza! It is in excellent condition, but was not accessible to foot traffic when we were there

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Amazing detail obvious in the excavated portion of the amphitheatre( about one quarter has been revealed). Surreal experience walking through the Piazza in the evening while rehearsals were taking place for a ballet... free tickets were available at the tourist information office within the castle. Other roman ruins can be seen around this Italian City of Culture 2015.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Well restored and obviously in use by a variety of entertainment. When we were there we could see children rehearsing for a concert. Good to see it being used by the community.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Roman Amphitheatre is in good condition considering how old it is. But it can only be viewed from the top. It is possible to walk around the perimeter and is easy to find, location in the middle of the historic center of Lecce.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Unfortunately the amphitheatre was built over and now there is only a small portion of it left. It is a home for wild cats around the top and apparently is used for stage productions, music evenings etc.

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