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Amphitheatre Romano

Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #14 of 33 Attractions in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Although the amphitheatre is well maintained it is a pity a road was built cutting through one of its sides. Not as impressive as the the Grrek amphitheatre in Siracuse in Sicily but worth visiting when in Lecce.

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Cowbridge
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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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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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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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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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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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