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Anfiteatro Campano o Capuano

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Address: Via Galatina | Piazza I Ottobre 81055 Santa Maria Capua, 81055 Santa Maria Capua Vetere, Italy
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Was taken here by Italian friends, we would never have known of it otherwise. If you are into Roman history you will love this place. The amphitheater is almost as big as the... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2016
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Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Was taken here by Italian friends, we would never have known of it otherwise. If you are into Roman history you will love this place. The amphitheater is almost as big as the coliseum in Rome. The entrance fee was about 10 euros. Most of the site was accessible. Just a great place to visit.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016

We took the train from Naples to Santa Maria Capua Vetere Station. (Not Capua.(Purchase a return ticket at the Trenitalia Station office on the main floor of the train station in Naples. There is no where to purchase a ticket in Capua for the return trip). The train ride was about 45 minutes. The ruins are not well marked from... More 

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Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. The largest amphitheater outside of Rome located in what was a very important city of Rome. Whilst most tourist will visit nearby Napoli, Pompeii and Vesuvius this ancient monument stands quietly, waiting to show you the magnificence of roman design and architecture. This was the second arena built in old Capua the first is only 50... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Off the tourist path in the middle of a modern subdivision this site was awesome and empty of tourists! The site costs 2.50 euro to get in (children under 10 are free) and the site is open to explore as you wish. We wandered down under the arena and explored all the passageways that contained the gladiators and animals without... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2016

The amphiteatre is in Sanya Maria Capua Vetere. 40 km from Napoli but very close to Caserta. A visit to the amphiteatre can be an ideal combination with the visit to the Royal Palace. The amphiteatre was built in the 2 century AD in an area famous for gladiators where the first fights were held and from where Spartacus was... More 

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Sassafras, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

I travelled 2 1/2 hours and got a €20 taxi to see this place because of my interest in Spartacus. Don't regret a thing. So amazing how you can just wander around by yourself in this ancient amphitheatre. For Spartacus geeks like myself, do note that this arena wasn't actually one he fought in as it wasn't built until 1-2nd... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

A very nice place, clean and spacious and in a very good position; close to Caserta Royal palace. Mrs Marinella is really kind and helpful, I've had a very good time here!

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Telford
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Reviewed August 30, 2015

What a place unbelievably brilliant, the history the atmosphere blows you away To me it was a quite emotional experience imagining the gladiators sitting beneath the ampitheatre awaiting their fate The underground is so well preserved...close your eyes & just imagine being there 2000 years ago I was the only person there with my partner! Santa Maria Capua Vetere is... More 

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Beloeil, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Although most of the above ground structure is gone, this second largest coliseum in Italy is worth the visit as it will let you experience the underground - where the gladiators, the martyrs and the lions were kept - unlike Rome and Verona. The feeling you get walking these basements is undescribable. We found out later that Spartacus did not... More 

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Hilleroed Municipality, Denmark
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Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Not many tourists come but still worth a visit as the lowest level is intact and fascinating to imagine the magnitude of the amfitheather. Lovely café adjacent the amfitheather.

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