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Amphitheatre Romano

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Address: Piazza Sant'Oronzo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832247018
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Performances in the Evenings

Located in the heart of Lecce, the Italians don't just restore their historic finding but use them too. These are used for concerts, recitals and performances in the evenings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of Lecce, the Italians don't just restore their historic finding but use them too. These are used for concerts, recitals and performances in the evenings. Good to see that it's not just something to look at from a distance.

Thank CantSingforToffee
The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice amphitheatre in the old centre of Lecce. Especialiy because it looks like it belongs in the current city center. The theatre is also used for performances which looks very good.

Thank Luca C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ampitheatre is surrounded by modern buildings and set below street level. It can only be viewed from the street and being so enclosed loses some of the appeal of the site.

Thank George P
Montana Rose
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

No where near as big as the colosseum, yet, still stunning it sits in the center of a 'modern' city. Saw it at night, in the light of a full moon and bathed in the cities yellow lights. Makes you feel like you are in a story book.

Thank MTRose
North Hampshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Lovely amphitheatre just rising up amongst the city centre. Would loved to have watched an event here as it felt so atmospheric

Thank Jozy74
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

It is good to see such preservation. The ruins are protected and still in use and very easy to get to in Lecce.

Thank martino_wi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We got this place in a preparation for a event and so will you if I am not mistaken. It's for sure a place you should visit cause the city is really small. So not hard feelings for this place. Just give it a try and if you get it empty you are a lucky one :)

Thank Andrei P
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Anfiteatro - Built between the 1st and 2nd century AD. It was discovered at the beginning of the 1900's, during construction. At a time when Lecce had a population of 4,000, the amphitheatre could accommodate 25,000 spectators. Elliptical in shape, it measures 102 metres x 83 metres. Unfortunately a lot of it is still buried under the city, but what... More 

Thank KTGP
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Only about a third of the Roman Amphitheatre is actually exposed and all the upper levels are missing, but definitely worth stopping by for a look. Interesting to contrast with the fascist era buildings behind that a built on a curve to match the Roman building.

Thank Conrad N
Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Separating old and new Lecce, this amphitheatre dominates the square of San't Oronzo. Surrounded by bars and restaurants, it's the place to see and be seen. A hive of activity both by day and night? Visit at both times for a different vibe.

Thank Naiwoldis

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