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Address: Piazza Stesicoro | Ingresso gratuito, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Spend the day in Catania very interesting

If you like history, do not miss a visit although you need to read about the history of the place it will help,but Catania is full of history every corner you nturn, enjoy

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Q9211YEtony
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you like history, do not miss a visit although you need to read about the history of the place it will help,but Catania is full of history every corner you nturn, enjoy

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

This roman amphitheater is great to see in the centre of Catania. I loved to see how it was built as you view it from street level looking down into it. It's easy to visualise what it was on he hill, and imagine the magnificence of the amphitheatre.

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Zug, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Near one of the busiest squares the visitor finds the relatively well preserved excavation of a Roman amphiteater.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that the 3 stars are not a reflection of the theatre itself but a judgement on the stay it is kept in. The ruins of this Roman piece of glorious architecture, are left in a despicable state. For the wondering Indiana jones thou it is still amazing to walk through the lava ruins of what... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Right in the middle of Catania and well worth a visit. Well presented and some lovely sculptures and pieces of ancient statues displayed separately.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Located on Piazza Stesicoro, there is only a small portion of the amphitheatre visible as most of it is buried beneath the city. It was entirely buried after the 1693 earthquake, until excavations began in 1904 and finished in 1906. The amphitheatre is made from lava blocks, built 2nd century AD and abandoned by the 5th century. It was able... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Right in the centre of the city, the amphitheatre cut out of lava rock, showing the public terraces, and exposed and covered cellars for the gladiators. You are free to wander around at will and explore this truly historic remains.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A small portion of the roman theatre is exposed and open for exploring. The rest is under the city! It only takes about 10 minutes to see the entire attraction.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Only a small part of this structure has been uncovered above ground, so you can imagine it must have been very large indeed. You might feel underwhelmed by this but it is historically quite significant and worth looking at. Some of the walls and inner workings of the amphitheatre are visible and it's well worth having a good walk all... More 

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Dublin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Despite how much of the structure is under the city I think the city has gone a great job in excavating a section of it so anyone can see what an amphitheater looks like if you were going through the tunnels to go to your seat. Obviously they will not be able to display more due to its huge size... More 

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