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Like the amphitheatre in the main square this theatre again gave a neglected appearance so we weren't motivated to visit the museum.
Our impression is that the city promotes its baroque architecture (with good cause) rather than the much earlier Roman.
An interesting visit which you can access from the main street and it was discovered back in 1929, costs only 3EURO to get in each and there was a beautiful mosaic piece of flooring to view, as well as the tragedy faces, and the theatre...More
Although it's in the midst of the historic center of Lecce, and right on the way to the cathedral from Santa Chiara, I would guess many people pass by the Teatro Romano. Too bad, because it was quite interesting and informative.
The upper level of...More
You don’t have to visit the museum to see the theatre - it can be seen fro the nearby street. However entry via the museum means that you can actually sit, walk and climb in the theatre itself and soak up the atmosphere. Moreover there...More
This old Roman theatre is well worth a look. Entrance is €3 and there is enough to see to justify it. We sat for a while on the old seating and you get a good impression of what it must have been like.
Restoration work earlier uncovered many artefacts of the old theatre. The half amphitheatre is excellent and the displays, whilst simple were worth seeing at a cost of just 3 euros per person. Congratulations Lecce on preserving such a gem.
It was operating apparently in the fiest and second century AD and is remarkabel waht remains. Although only one third of the original you can see how it might handle the 25,000 people it was designed for. Well worth a visit.
You can view this theater as you are strolling along the quaint streets of Lecce. A small part of the Roman theater still remains. Most of it was dismantled over the ages to use the blocks somewhere else.