Teatro Greco-Romano

Teatro Greco-Romano, Naples

Teatro Greco-Romano
4.5
Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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1) Roman Theatrevisit Of A Part Of Roman Theatre In Naples, Overlaid In The Xv Century , By The Modern Buildings Wich Are Now In Via Anticaglia, Vico Cinquesanti E Via San Paolo. You Are Going To Enter A Traditional Neapolitan House, Commonly Called "basso" (low), Because It Is At The Street Level, Already Part Of The Roman Theatre. By Setting Back A Bed And Opening A Trapdoor You Will Be Able To See The Places Where The Emperor Nero Had His Own Private Backstage, Every Time He Came To Perform In Naples. The Visit Lasts 20 Minutes.2) Summa Cavea (upper Part Of The Roman Theatre)the Tour Has Been Recently Made Bigger And Complete With A New Discovery. Thus, In An Ancient Neapolitan Carpentry Workshop A New Section Of The Theatre Came Out And Right Here A Permanent Nativity Cribs Exhibition Was Installed With More Than Thirty Ancient "scarabattoli" (wooden Shrines Used For The Nativity Scenes To Be Shown) Which Show Nativity Scens And Popular Daily Life. Opus Reticulatum And Latericium Construction All Around The Theatre Walls. In The Latest Section Brought To Life Of The Roman Theatre Another Discovery Was Made, Thus, In The Floor Small Channels Of The Aqueduct Were Used For The Water To Rush Through, Though They Had Been Obstructed For A Very Long Tme By The Sawdust From The Carpentry Workshop. Channels Used As Sewers During The Bourbon Period., Released With Bluish Tiles, These Very Channels Are Now Protected With Grates To Be Seen By Visitors.
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Neighbourhood: Pendino
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia32,234 contributions
Just amazing!
May 2017 • Couples
Teatro Greco-Romano is, or rather, was a theatre a very long time ago! It is completely underground and spread over several streets. Over time, houses and other buildings have been constructed over the theatre site. Above ground you wouldn't know it even existed, but of course it's a totally different story under the road surface. We took the theatre tour as part of the Napoli Sotterranea (Napoli Underground) Tour. The whole thing cost 10 euros and it was worth it, and we hardly ever go on tours, as we prefer to travel on our own. This one is a must. You see the theatre walls and other bits of it as you walk around, under the ground surface, and as you go up and down a number of steps. It is simply amazing. We entered through a door of what looked like a normal house in a normal Napoli street, and then the surprises started as we began to descend! Eventually we resurfaced and exited through a pizza shop! Quite an experience!
Written 21 September 2017
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Thom S
Leiden, The Netherlands272 contributions
Amazing place, spread over several houses
Mar 2017
Only partly visible because tens of houses have been built over the Theatre during the ages, but parts are still visible and accessible. Great tour, in combination with Napoli Sotterranea
Written 1 April 2017
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Ricardo R
Mogi das Cruzes, SP1,798 contributions
Go along Napoli Underground tour
May 2016 • Solo
It´s a tour we can do with Napoli Soterranea, Napoli Soterranea tour ends at this place. I found this part more interesting than the begining of Napoli Soterranea.
Written 18 June 2016
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Wineaux FromAlexandria
Alexandria, VA638 contributions
Fascinating.
Jul 2015 • Family
In its past, Naples was a walled city and in the 12th century, residents were forbidden to build residences outside the city walls. Accordingly, as the population and the need for new housing increased, the city size increased vertically. And, the ruins of Naples Grec-Roman origins were literally used as foundations for new construction. The Greco-Roman Amphitheater is just one example of antiquity literally being built over. The remnants were only re-discovered 25 years ago and only a small portion of the amphitheater is open for public viewing.
Written 7 July 2015
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania21,637 contributions
Ancient roman theatre
Sep 2014 • Solo
I visited this ancient theatre as part as a guided visit to Napoli Sotteranea(Naples underground).The visit does't last too much,maximum 30 min,and you can see a little remaining part of the former roman theatre.There are a few not very big halls with dioramas presenting scenes from the old Naples residents' life.
An interesting fact:a window of a contemporary house opens in the upper side of this undergrounds.Interesting view from a bedroom,don't you think? :)
Written 3 May 2015
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Smedley495
Brick, NJ16 contributions
Get the guided tour
Sep 2013 • Friends
The theatre has an amazing opulence. The history given by the tour guide was well worth the 5 euro. The area that housed the king during performances was grand and we felt noble being there.
Written 11 October 2013
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KMLondon22
London, UK145 contributions
Not really much to see
Sep 2013 • Solo
It is very interesting to see how medieval, then modern Naples, have simply subsumed the earlier Roman & Greek buildings into their own foundations. Worth visiting, however there is really very little to see.
Written 10 October 2013
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FaccioStoria
Lake Mary, FL86 contributions
Great piece of history
Sep 2013 • Couples
It was a small guided tour, but worthy it. The tour is a combo with Napoli Sotterranea (or Underground Naple), which is very interesting too.
Written 8 October 2013
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John-J-Taylor
Huddersfield, UK18 contributions
Complete Surprise
Jul 2013 • Solo
Shows how the former Roman buildings have been absorbed into modern day Napoli. It is a free addition to the Napoli Sotterranea tour & took you round showing you how it was now parts of people's houses. & took us underground to see some accessible bits. Well worth a visit, quite a surprise but I guess in Naploi there is always something underneath you.
Written 23 July 2013
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PR1966
New York City, NY13 contributions
Fascinating underground tour
May 2013 • Friends
This was at the end of the Underground Naples tour, which gives a fascinating history of the water cisterns in Naples from Ancient times to present. It then continues outside where the guide takes you on a tour of a Roman theater where Nero sang. The Nativity scenes on display right beyond it are spectacular.
Written 3 July 2013
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