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Teatro Romano di Lecce

Via Arte della Cartapest, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #20 of 34 Attractions in Lecce
Type: Ancient Ruins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great place to what some scene or have good music. Very nice place also for the history enthusiastics.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have a sense many tourists confuse Romano Theatre with the Roman 2nd century Amphitheater that is located directly at Lecce's St. Oronzo main square with its tall statute of St. Oronzo dominating the square and the tourist information steps away. Pick-up a free city map at the tourist information and have the receptionist mark Romano Theatre on the map... More

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Nice little theater to see and tour! Small little museum inside and with a few costumes to show what they were wearing during performing there acts!

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Glencoe, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Outstanding semicircular theatre with a museum building. Mosaic floor replicas on the walls. Interesting descriptions of early Greek and Roman productions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Right in the heart of the city, disappointing that it is not better looked after. We did not feel that it was truly valued, there was litter thrown down into the area which seemed to be there for the duration of our stay. Could be a much better feature, underutilised

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

In some ways, this set of Roman remains was more pleasant to visit than the larger amphitheatre. It was in a quieter location, away from the noise of traffic, but still in the centre of the historic part of Lecce. Like the amphitheatre it was in reasonably good condition.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It is quite an experience to sit where theatre goers sat two thousand years ago, but I found the museum even more worthwhile. Or, to be more precise, the downstairs part that is actually about (Greek and) Roman theatre. It explains clearly and concisely what Romans looked for and what they did in their theatres in a clear and very... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

a few hundred folk several hundred years ago watched their favourite "shows" in the open air.....and now this little theatre is available for us to dream about

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Edina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This hidden museum is an excellent example of an old Roman theatre. It also includes some exhibits of Roman masks and the Apian road in Roam. Although small, it is worth a visit for those interested in theatre.

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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This review is more about the town of Lecce itself rather than the Amphitheatre. Anyone who wants to see a more genuine town in Italy which isn't so ravaged by the tourist hoards, should come here. Tucked away in the deep south east of the heel of Italy, this historic town of about 90,000 people in the province of Puglia... More

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