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Teatro Romano di Lecce

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Address: Via Arte della Cartapest, 73100, Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832682126
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Fascinating Roman site, almost totally devoid of visitors

Anyone who has some interest in antiquity and feels sated with the Baroque Lecce and all the churches should visit the well preserved Roman theatre dating from2nd century BC... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2016
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Surrey, Uk
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Find the linked museum and pay the few euros to get in as this lets you get into the auditorium. See first paragraph of my review of centro storico.

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Surrey, Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Anyone who has some interest in antiquity and feels sated with the Baroque Lecce and all the churches should visit the well preserved Roman theatre dating from2nd century BC. Apart from the theatre itself, once can visit an interesting museum devoted to its history. I visited on a rainy day and there were only 3 people visiting!

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Montana Rose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Lecce seems to be sprinkled with lots of little treasures in unusual places and this is another one. Again, not on a grand scale, but so nice to see it out in the open available to everyone to view...kitties hanging out below. Interesting history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Really disappointing and not worth the trouble of visiting this run down display or museum. Everything looks so tired and there are empty displays. Save your money and go some where else.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

The small Roman theater is a real little jewel. Some of it was discovered when people started building apartments and gardens around it. It's still very hard to find as it sits between residential buildings but look for it. It's worth it.

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Bodrum City, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

There are actually 2 Roman theaters in Lecce; one small, and one bigger. The bigger one is probably what everyone is talking about here, as it's in the city center surrounded by restaurants & shops. The theater was probably closed at the time because we didn't see anyone inside the theater. Compared to other Roman amphitheaters we've visited in our... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Only open mornings until 1.30pm but well worth visit. Attached museum contains quite a few artefacts and information about the drama acted out in the theatre. It was only discovered in 1920's and by that time well over half the theatre had been lost by being built over. But you can still get a good impression of what it must... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Interesting and easy to view Roman theatre in the middle of Lecce's historic district. As part of many wonderful buildings well worth a visit if in the region.

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Duluth, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Beautifully restored theatre - half of which is visible, due to town development. Well worth a visit because the setting is so fetching, right in the middle of this hospitable city.

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Norwich, Eng
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Very well preserved Roman Theatre - unfortunately not open to the public so you have to look through bars of fence, but you do get a good view

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