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Anfiteatro Romano

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Somewhat disappointing

Struggling to find the entrance, we pretty much walked around the block. We were rather... read more

Reviewed July 6, 2018
Amphitheatre in Catania Centre

If you enjoy seeing ancient Roman amphitheatres this one is quite accessible in the city centre. It... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Struggling to find the entrance, we pretty much walked around the block. We were rather disappointed in the condition and descriptions of the ruins. Considering the other gorgeous sites we saw in Taormina, Agrigento and Marinella di Selinunte and even Siracusa, these, the first we...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2018

If you enjoy seeing ancient Roman amphitheatres this one is quite accessible in the city centre. It is not well preserved but still amazing to see.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Our tour bus detoured so that we could view these ruins. the guide advised that they were the remains of a colosseum that once rivalled the Rome Colosseum in size. Over the centuries the ruins had been covered to allow housing and commercial developments and...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed June 6, 2018

You can't believe such an amazing ruin can be in the center of town with houses all around. Well worth a visit

Thank Dickyv11
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Unfortunately you can see just a little part of it, but it is very cool because it is in the Center of the City. The rest of it is under your feet covered by the modern streets. No fees, it is free

Thank kharlie1965
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Considering it’s free this isn’t a bad place to have a quick look around. This consists of a small ruin that has been encroached upon by development of the city. Still retains some of its arches under the theatre.

1  Thank Legal_itinerant
Reviewed January 15, 2018 via mobile

Right in the centre of the city this is a striking piece of archeological discovery. The way that this site has been recovered and preserved is amazing especially when you consider when it was done around 1903 and the eruption from Etna that had occurred....More

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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

They discovered this when re surfacing the road around the small square. Having found it the rebuilt the road anyway, so only a small section remains. Its hardly worth the effort, but if you are passing you may as well take a peep. It won't...More

1  Thank Stuart_Donald
Reviewed November 19, 2017

For a fee you can walk through the ruin and get a guided tour. Nevertheless there are sidewalks around the small area of the surviving parts of this site. There is signage which tells about the history of the theater.

Thank Bill E
Reviewed October 19, 2017

In the center of the city, there is a hole in the streat, with ruins inside ;) Don't be afraid - It is safe - with a fance. You can see how big the theatre was, mainly thanks to tables - makes impression. If you...More

1  Thank docangie
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