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Teatro Romano (Roman Theater & Baths)

Viale Francesco Ferrucci, Volterra, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 20 Attractions in Volterra
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were the only visitors at the Roman theater and baths as you can also see the site from the roadside through the fence. But since the city offers a one-for-all-ticket it's easy to go in and have a closer look. I was impressed with the size of the partly reconstructed decor. Signs were plenty and interesting. Baths were less... More

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Kokkedal, Denmark
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10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

No exhibition, but only a place to visit. You should go there when in Volterra, but eveything is seen from the outside hidden behind a fence. There might be special attractions but normally this is seen from the outside. Great view and should definitely go tere while in Volterra, but do not drive to Volteera just for this. But being... More

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mialno
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34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

IS nice reast of old theatr you can see it from the hill or entry and learn about the history. for entry you have to have tucany card - circa 14 euro

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Livingston, NJ
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12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We have been to so many Roman and Greek ruins that I could not begin to count them. While this one is interesting, it does not compare to those in Agrigento or any most other places in Sicily. Also, nowhere near as fascinating as Herculaneum, Pompeii, or Paestum (my favorite, having the amazing 5th and 6th C BCE perfectly preserved... More

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Layton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I visited Volterra in the late evening, so this place was closed. However, unless you're a crazy gung-ho Roman ruin aficionado, there's no need to pay even if it's open. Just walk above the ruins on the city walls. You get a great view of the whole place. Very cool.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This Roman theatre was only rediscovered in the middle of the last century. Excavated by the denizons of the local mental hospital. It is unchanged from the way they dug it up after being buried since the Dark Ages. The theatre shapes are well preserved (auditorium, orchestra, stage, vomitoria, etc. but there is little left of the skena) as is... More

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We had a tour guide young lady who explained the lovely spot to us. We did not walk down. It was a very nice view from above, the sun was shining and she explained how the actors did their stunts and special affects BEFORE we had movies! We had already seen the huge Colosseum in Rome. This was much easier... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We arrived in Volterra and decided to go take a walk around the town and we came upon the theatre it was a great discovery and had fun going up to the top of wall and looking down over the ruins and imagining how grand it must of been in its day. We were awe struck at what was left... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

These are the ruins of the Roman Ampitheatre. They are outside the walls of the city and can be seen from above. However, unless you take a tour, they are not as developed as other similar structures throughout Italy.

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Lincolnshire
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

It seem complicated to visit. I couldn't get in. It looks interesting from above and i walk to the entrance but it was locked with no information.

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