Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania

Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania

Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania
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  • bcp20
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blink and you'll miss it
    Surprised to find less reviews for this site in Catania than for other sights. This archeological site is fascinating. Hidden behind a wall on a standard street is a historical site worth a visit. You step in and are taken aback by the history paired literally yards away with modern living. Worth an hour and the few euro to see with your own eyes.
    Visited April 2023
    Written May 1, 2023
  • duhoz
    Beroun, Czech Republic6,326 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ruins of a open-air semi Roman theater
    You would not expect to find the ruins of a open-air semi Roman theater in ordinary street. The Theather which is visobkel todaz bult in the 1st Century AD on existing Greek building. The theatre, small rehearsal theater and the Odeon well presrved. The info boears just at the entrance, no leaflet or map for self guideed tour. The entrance fee 6EURO quite high for what you can see.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 29, 2023
  • genibre69
    London, United Kingdom3,448 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Expensive for what you see but cool to see buildings atop the ruins
    I have to agree this place is overpriced for what it is, especially at the lack of English information inside the amphitheater and tunnels. All the English information are at placards at the entrance/egress, with more placard inside by a tunnel. €7 eep! That said the tunnels are impressive with their size and depth and it’s SO cool to see and think of the theatre plunked in the middle of this bustling city, with buildings built atop the ruins! I was there about a half hour.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 26, 2024
  • Ana V
    Eugene, Oregon651 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great archeological site in Catania
    This is a very impressive ancient theater to see. It is amazing to see how some people in Catania live with this great site as their view. Structures have been built around the theater since the 1950s. Thought to be a Greek theater that was rebuilt in Roman times, this theater could have held up to 7,000 people. Start with the small museum of artifacts found on-site. Then go to the theater and head all the way to the top for a great view. If you see water in the orchestra pit, it is from the underground Armenano River which seeped into the theater as the ruins settled. Behind the theater is the smaller odeum, a more intimate performance space.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 15, 2024
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Travelingjohn123
Peterlee, UK2,424 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
This is about as good as it gets in Catania. Decent outdoor theatre but it don’t think it has been sympathetic repaired and the patch up / add one stand out very badly and degrade a nice old building.
The entrance to the building is very bad and it is really easy to just walk straight past (as we did 5-6 times in the prior days) with noticing.
It is 6€ admission which is about right - it is certainly not worth more, but in this town it seems to be the main tourist attraction.
Written May 6, 2022
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Bar
Tel Aviv, Israel8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
It feels haunted, but in a good way. With a little imagination you can see the crowds rushing up the stairs, and the actors entering the stage. The city buildings that were built on top of it and the flooded stage add to the mystery. There is not much to see, but at the same time, the atmosphere here is amazing. If you are into ruins, you are in for a treat.
Written July 19, 2021
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genibre69
London, UK3,448 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I have to agree this place is overpriced for what it is, especially at the lack of English information inside the amphitheater and tunnels. All the English information are at placards at the entrance/egress, with more placard inside by a tunnel. €7 eep! That said the tunnels are impressive with their size and depth and it’s SO cool to see and think of the theatre plunked in the middle of this bustling city, with buildings built atop the ruins! I was there about a half hour.
Written March 26, 2024
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LennieNZ
Bremen, Germany43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This spot has a history that goes back to a pre-history sacred spring. Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, and finally modern Sicilians built on top of it. They seem to have run out of money for repairing it but it is worth a visit.
Written March 13, 2020
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Ana V
Eugene, OR651 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a very impressive ancient theater to see. It is amazing to see how some people in Catania live with this great site as their view. Structures have been built around the theater since the 1950s. Thought to be a Greek theater that was rebuilt in Roman times, this theater could have held up to 7,000 people. Start with the small museum of artifacts found on-site. Then go to the theater and head all the way to the top for a great view. If you see water in the orchestra pit, it is from the underground Armenano River which seeped into the theater as the ruins settled. Behind the theater is the smaller odeum, a more intimate performance space.
Written April 15, 2024
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Monica M
Harpenden, UK14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
A rip-off! You pay €7 per person to go into what you expect is going to be an archeological site with a few information panels telling you about the history of the site and how it was unearthed, but what you get is an unloved, uncared, devoid of any information site. Nothing to guide you around! Don't waste your money. Simply Google it and you'll get a better experience.
Written March 11, 2024
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Nomad824721
Paris, France6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
Really cool place in the middle of Catania. From the outside, you can’t tell that there are ancient ruins just behind the wall. You are able to walk basically everywhere through the ruins which is more intimate than the Coliseum experience in Rome.
Written September 10, 2021
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic6,326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
You would not expect to find the ruins of a open-air semi Roman theater in ordinary street. The Theather which is visobkel todaz bult in the 1st Century AD on existing Greek building. The theatre, small rehearsal theater and the Odeon well presrved. The info boears just at the entrance, no leaflet or map for self guideed tour. The entrance fee 6EURO quite high for what you can see.
Written October 29, 2023
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swtraveler15
Springfield, MA1,552 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is an extremely impressive site to see within the city of Catania. While you expect to see these types of theaters outdoors, it is totally surprising to enter through a door and then you find the theater. It is surrounded by other buildings in the area which does not fail to astound. As you walk through the various levels, corridors and passageways, it is amazing to contemplate the history and to imagine it in it's heyday.
Written January 26, 2020
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Zsófia K
Gyor, Hungary82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
It is an amasing place in Catania. A beautiful environment, nice view. You have to climb the stairs but it worth because it is wonderful. We would just sit there foe hours to imagine how it was in the ancient times. A must see place in Catania.
Written April 24, 2022
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