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Amphitheatre Romano

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Roman Ruins

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Surprising how large the amphitheatre would have been. Definately worth a five minute visit and some thoughts about what it would have been like living in Roman times.

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Richland, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Lecce is a beautiful city with many historical sights and this amphitheater is one of them. It was an easy walk from our hotel. You cannot walk down the stairs but it was easily viewed from above.

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

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