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Parco Archeologico Greco Romano di Catania

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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 266, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 September 2014

it looks unlike typical roman arena, because around it are located plain houses, built on top of its oval tribune ... what is more, its stage is flooded by green water, which makes this place more fascinating and unique...

5  Thank Marek U
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given that the weather didn't really allow us to go up to Etna we strolled around Catania and also ended up visiting this ancient theater, which in all fairness isn't that spectacular... Worth a visit only if you are stuck in Catania and not planning...More

1  Thank Simina31
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location shows how catania has grown over the ages as cave dwellings were covered by a Greek building which then had a Roman amphitheatre built on top of it. Some of each agevis visible but mosylt the amphitheatre. Modern houses are built around and...More

Thank MICHAEL C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing historic buildings in the centre of town, lovely to wander around. We sadly could not find much help in the interpretation boards and leaflets, which were dense, difficult translations of academic descriptions, so don't depend on these. Just soak up the atmosphere and age.

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We almost overlooked this place during our recent 5 day visit to Catania and the surrounding area. Luckily the location was only 100 metres from our hotel and we had a morning left so we walked over. NOTHING could have prepared us for the sight...More

Thank Simon F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the easiest site to find and worth about thirty minutes of your time. Costs 6 euro to visit and interesting.

Thank IAN D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting site fro 300bc surounded by more recent buldings. Could have been better presented & promoted but once inside it was an interesting place to visit with various explanations of what you were looking at.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given that the weather didn't really allow us to go up to Etna we strolled around Catania and also ended up visiting this ancient theater, which in all fairness isn't that spectacular... Worth a visit only if you are stuck in Catania and not planning...More

1  Thank Simina31
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside one would never ever expect such a large archeological site, it went on and on! Upstairs and downstairs and around. Along the walls are stacked higgly piggly blocks of stone and remains of columns, all looks a bit disorganised. Generally I think...More

Thank Hitchcock2
Reviewed 10 October 2018

For such an important archaeological site the entrance is hard to find and the reception and information very poor. For somewhere that has had substantial EU funding the lack of information, foreign language speakers at the ticket office was poor. Once inside the curation is...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ancient!the way to go around like a maze for us. I felt great when i was here, like step into history!!

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Reviewed 10 October 2018

One can see parts of it from outside. It is worth visiting if you’re not going to one of the other ancient sites on the island, like Segesta or Taormina. Since we went to Taormina, Agrigento, and Selinunte and had seen similar type sites in...More

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Response from naugaman | Reviewed this property |
Their web site site says that the re-opening has been delayed to March 28 because of weather, and they are normally closed on Mondays. This was from a translated page from the authority that runs it.
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