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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth visiting, well preserved amphitheatre in the middle of the town. Spent half an hour absorbing the atmosphere and walking around. Uneven ground in places.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ashiraboppa
Reviewed 29 November 2018

We didn't plan to visit this sight. We saw parts of it from the backside, but we saw only buildings around it from the side and the front, so we were unsure if it can be visited at all. There's a relatively modest entrance from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Erika K
Reviewed 16 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MICHAEL C
Reviewed 15 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane A
Reviewed 13 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Simon F
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ian_dempster
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Simina31
Reviewed 19 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hitchcock2
Reviewed 11 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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italy20152015
15 March 2015|
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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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