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Amphitheatre Romano

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Another unique place in the historic center of Lecce

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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Naples, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The amphitheater's lower level is well preserved, but all that remains of the upper level is foundations for the support columns. Very nice pictures can be taken with baroque buildings in the background of the Roman construction- a very visual representation of the layers of history you find throughout Italy. The nearby square is a focal point for the tourist... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

... But don't bother paying the 3 Euro entrance fee. Exhibits are few and not that great. Being in the theatre itself is nice but not worth the price of admission.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

after Rome what can you say ?!never the less it is a historic sight and we certainly don't have anything like that in North America. Restoration and digging is not complete as yet but very visable to the public.

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce

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