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Teatro Romano

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Address: Piazza della Liberta, Spoleto, Italy
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Old little gem

One of the surprising things about this place is that it was identified relatively recently (something more than a century ago), and unearthed only a few decades ago; it had been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

One of the surprising things about this place is that it was identified relatively recently (something more than a century ago), and unearthed only a few decades ago; it had been underground for centuries after having been built at the time of Augustus emperor. Small but well proportioned and aesthetically beautiful. A good part of the stage is still below... More 

2 Thank Giulio1412
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Sure, there are lots of bigger Roman arenas, but we found this one to be almost as interesting as the larger one in Nîmes. A Roman town had the amenities of Rome's larger cities on a smaller scale. If you can, catch an evening performance there, but rent extra cushions to be comfortable. Depending on the weather, also bring something... More 

2 Thank Colophon
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

As Roman theatres go, this doesn't rate that highly, although certainly one of the main site in this lovely town. The entrance fee is only a Euro, although the best views looking down upon the theatre from the Piazza dela Libertà are free.

Thank John4One
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A classic example of simple amphitheatre design that shows there has been no need to update the blueprint since Ancient Roman times. A wonderful museum upstairs, too, with a "Last Supper" fresco, showing the menu that night was…..squirrel!

Thank Alan G
Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

A great museum for telling the Roman history of Spoleto. Since 1956, the amphitheatre was re dug up and uncovered. It is amazing that a convent was built over the site. This is a museum not to be missed when in Spoleto

Thank mimi g
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316 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

. . . so how could we not visit. It is part of the well organized and arranged museum of Roman times in Spoleto and we spent a good couple of hours visiting - time flew and we were surprised how much we'd seen.

1 Thank lakegirl48
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

All of the seating area and many other elements have been restaurant to the point that it is more a reproduction than a historic monument. Despite this, the site does no give a real sense of the grandeur of the original structure

Thank Norman S
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Romans really knew how to situate An amphitheater ! Like Taormina in Sicily that frames Mt Etna from the stage, this beautifully frames a forested mountain backdrop . That alone makes it a great place to sit and imagine yourself at at a play and there were no crowds on a Saturday afternoon in September. The theatre is reintegrated... More 

Thank Victoria L
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a good example of a roman amphitheatre although heavily restored by concrete in the seating area perhaps because it is used for performances It would benefit from better interpretation signs in the theatre area. The adjoining museum of roman artefacts and signs is well done

Thank Graham C
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422 reviews
126 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

There was a festival going on and the entrance was fenced off. We looked at the theatre through the railings. It is a compact little place, there are others that are bigger, but here there is an immediacy about it. It is there right in teh centre, it is still being used thousands of years later This is a compact... More 

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