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Parco Archeologico di Paestum, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting site on way between the two temple complexes, but no need to linger or loiter, at least there is some shade in the arch entrance if hot

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

The best view of the amphitheatre is from the road outside the fence as you are higher. There is not a lot left of what was a place built by the Romans around the first century.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 20, 2019

Real gem in a lovely little town - do wish there was more around it though such as more than one cafe.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Hawksmere
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Built during the roman times and thus an addition to the rest of the area dating mostly to the greek times, it is still well preserved though two thirds of it were buried under a road constructed during the 30s of the last century.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

You don't really get the feeling of the amphitheatre till you walk in and go to the far end and look back. Bearing in mind two thirds of the building is under the road it is still really impressive

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 64triciar
Reviewed August 21, 2018

The amphitheatre is built in a normal Roman pattern. Only the western half is visible as in 1930 AD a road was built across the site, burying the eastern half. Th amphitheatre was filled during Roman times and not used for centuries. You can visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Part of the Paestum ruins is the amphitheatre which could be missed or confused with the council seating.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

This Roman addition to the mainly Greek site is interesting and also shows how decisions of one can destroy so much (a road was build across half of it in 1930 but reportedly the civil engineer responsible was jailed for it).

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

A small Roman amphitheatre, interesting in itself, but pales when compared to the three amazing Greek temples nearby. Only half of the amphitheatre has been excavated as an idiotic civil engineer built a road across the other half in 1930.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Probably if this would have been the only ruins left in Paestum, I would have visited it because it is interesting, but it shades in insignificance with the three standing temples. Still have very interesting features

Date of experience: May 2018
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