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Address: Piazza Stesicoro | Ingresso gratuito, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0957150508
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Small but poignant, worth seeing

Only a small part of this structure has been uncovered above ground, so you can imagine it must have been very large indeed. You might feel underwhelmed by this but it is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Aquinasmagister
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only a small part of this structure has been uncovered above ground, so you can imagine it must have been very large indeed. You might feel underwhelmed by this but it is historically quite significant and worth looking at. Some of the walls and inner workings of the amphitheatre are visible and it's well worth having a good walk all... More 

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Dublin
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55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Despite how much of the structure is under the city I think the city has gone a great job in excavating a section of it so anyone can see what an amphitheater looks like if you were going through the tunnels to go to your seat. Obviously they will not be able to display more due to its huge size... More 

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

The entrance to the site is quite interesting, as it looks like it's inside a building, although there is a sign of Roman Theater on the building. We only found the site based on the picture of the building on the web, otherwise we would have missed it. We were expecting something like an open-air theater. It's open air, but... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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109 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The foundation remains occupy a city block surrounded by impressive palazzos and across the street from the monument to composer Bellini.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Just a small part of the amphitheater has been excavated as the most of it lies under the modern buildings. The ruins display the same signs of neglect that plague the entire city of Catania

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Romania
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68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

If you have extra time for Catania visit but it is not very interesting special in a rainy days . But a lot of nice , beautiful cats 😀

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Catania, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you want to see a copy of Colosseo you must see anfiteatro romano in Catania. With a peculiarity most of it is underground

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Another amphitheare that had been mostly built over after being abandoned in the 6th century (it was built in the 2nd century!). Can be seen for free from the street.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

In the past it was for sure a nice place but problem is that really not a lot of the anftheater left so there is almost nothing to see. But you can see it for free from the street so that's good :)

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Zagreb, Croatia
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122 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The roman theater (as written in the entrance) or greek theater (as the street name says) is very easy to reach. It's not so big like these in Taormina or Syracuza, but nice. The staff doesn't speak any english, but is very kind and with online translator (!) equiped.

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