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Address: Palazzolo Acreide, Sicily, Italy

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Greek theatre one hour from Siracusa

Palazzolo Acreide is a small hill town one hour drive from Siracuse. On it's highest point there is a small but very well preserved greek theatre. A very nice trip up in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Håkan F
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visit if you are in the area & have a car. We took the SP route from the Cava Grande on our way to Noto. Worth a wander round on a nice day but English guide leaflet of limited info & few signs to say where you are. If visiting palazzolo acreide then pop in but don't drive out especially.... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Palazzolo Acreide is a small hill town one hour drive from Siracuse. On it's highest point there is a small but very well preserved greek theatre. A very nice trip up in the mountain but remember to bring some extra cloth. It is much cooler up here than down along the cost.

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Livorno, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This small evocative greek theatre is very well preserved and benefits from an enviable position, on the highest gound of Palazzolo: not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We stopped in Palazzolo Acreide on the way from Comiso to Syracuse. Nice country drive. The site was deserted, and a bit run down. Little or no explanations or signs (except in a small building but all in Italian). But it was so nice to stand all alone in this theatre and enjoy the panorama all the way to mount... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Teatro Greco is good but the place is difficult to visit (few signs and no indications). The top view is really nice.

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Hoeilaart
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

In fact we were visiting Siracuse mainly for the archeological park. The walk through the park was nice. However 3/4 of the Greek Theatre was covered with grey shelfs. It is ok that they try to protect this ancient ruins, but what if yo cannot see anything of this historical site. Anyway this was a big disappointment.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

As said before, it is uncrowded so if you want a quieter attraction, this is the place. A great view from the top as well. We were fortunate to have an Italian friend to guide us but could imagine that information boards would be difficult. Don't miss the picture carved out of the rock on the far left hand side!

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Sun City, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

This small site is up a steep cobblestone road with parking at the site. It is uncrowded. However there a lack of interpretation signage.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We didn't realise there was parking so we traipsed up from town. It's about 15 minutes and not too bad if you take it steady. You're never quite sure what you're looking at on the site but the theatre itself is spectacular. On a clear day the views are also good. You'll need about an hour to wander around. There... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

The amphitheater is very similar to other theaters, but still an interesting visit. Children under 18 can enter free.

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