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We didn't plan to visit this sight. We saw parts of it from the backside, but we saw only buildings around it from the side and the front, so we were unsure if it can be visited at all. There's a relatively modest entrance from...More
This location shows how catania has grown over the ages as cave dwellings were covered by a Greek building which then had a Roman amphitheatre built on top of it. Some of each agevis visible but mosylt the amphitheatre. Modern houses are built around and...More
Amazing historic buildings in the centre of town, lovely to wander around. We sadly could not find much help in the interpretation boards and leaflets, which were dense, difficult translations of academic descriptions, so don't depend on these. Just soak up the atmosphere and age.
We almost overlooked this place during our recent 5 day visit to Catania and the surrounding area. Luckily the location was only 100 metres from our hotel and we had a morning left so we walked over. NOTHING could have prepared us for the sight...More
Interesting site fro 300bc surounded by more recent buldings.
Could have been better presented & promoted but once inside
it was an interesting place to visit with various explanations of what you were looking at.
Given that the weather didn't really allow us to go up to Etna we strolled around Catania and also ended up visiting this ancient theater, which in all fairness isn't that spectacular... Worth a visit only if you are stuck in Catania and not planning...More
From the outside one would never ever expect such a large archeological site, it went on and on! Upstairs and downstairs and around. Along the walls are stacked higgly piggly blocks of stone and remains of columns, all looks a bit disorganised. Generally I think...More
For such an important archaeological site the entrance is hard to find and the reception and information very poor. For somewhere that has had substantial EU funding the lack of information, foreign language speakers at the ticket office was poor. Once inside the curation is...More