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Amphitheatre Romano

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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You cannnot avoid seeing it as it is on Piazza San Oronzo, which is the most popular square in Lecce. Also it is overlooked by the main tourist office which you will probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
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Brasilia, DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

While you can look into the Roman amphitheater you cannot descend the stairs and get into it like you could in the past. They are excavating the rest of the amphitheater and some of the arch stones look loose and able to fall. The piazza is pretty and there are great pastery shops nearby. It's worth a stop on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I enjoyed the Tragedian, comedian, and the roman Caesar Sculpture. It is small. They charge 3 euro each, which I think it is too much for the time we spent there. About 15 minutes.

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Faversham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It is quite a surprise to see this well preserved Amphitheatre in the commercial centre of the town . It is a pity that many of the buildings nearby are modern ones. It is not so large but one really gets the feeling how awful these gladiatorial games were.

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

An amazing Roman Amphiteatre which has been excavated and its ruins exposed right in the middle of a charming piazza. Unfortunately (and rightly in conservation terms) it is not possible to enter the amphitheatre itself. However, the entire remains are very visible from the perimeter. Beautiful!

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Bagni di Lucca, Toscana, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The setting in the centre of the city is amazing and it is possible to go down below to get a better view.

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Savona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Do you believe it's normal to have a 2 thousands years old anfiteatro in the center of a city ? Well, this is what you can see in the main square S.Oronzo in Lecce ! Less impressive than similar examples, like Colosseo (Rome) or Arena (Verona), still impressive Well preserved, but not really valued... Unfortunately quite common in Italy, where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Discovered when excavating the city a few hundred years ago, and excavated in part and preserved ever since (Dublin could learn something from this approach). Seems to be used for shows and stuff to this day!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

You cannnot avoid seeing it as it is on Piazza San Oronzo, which is the most popular square in Lecce. Also it is overlooked by the main tourist office which you will probably need. If by chance you need to organise tours to see Istuni, Martina Franca, Alberobello etc, they are the ones to contact. Do not be disappointed, this... More 

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I love Italy. And I love its history. I just wish Italy loved its history as much as others did. These remains, while not being exceptional, deserve so much more than to be used as a centre point to a piazza but otherwise completely disregarded. Very little information, no ability to view them other than to lean over the walls... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Interesting to see how high the land is around the theatre now. It is also used in the evening for shows. Has been well preserved

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