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You don't really get the feeling of the amphitheatre till you walk in and go to the far end and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tricia R
Small amphitheatre

The amphitheatre is built in a normal Roman pattern. Only the western half is visible as in 1930 AD... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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Parco Archeologico di Paestum, Paestum, Capaccio-Paestum, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't really get the feeling of the amphitheatre till you walk in and go to the far end and look back. Bearing in mind two thirds of the building is under the road it is still really impressive

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tricia R
Reviewed 22 August 2018

The amphitheatre is built in a normal Roman pattern. Only the western half is visible as in 1930 AD a road was built across the site, burying the eastern half. Th amphitheatre was filled during Roman times and not used for centuries. You can visit...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Part of the Paestum ruins is the amphitheatre which could be missed or confused with the council seating.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

This Roman addition to the mainly Greek site is interesting and also shows how decisions of one can destroy so much (a road was build across half of it in 1930 but reportedly the civil engineer responsible was jailed for it).

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank yns_10
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A small Roman amphitheatre, interesting in itself, but pales when compared to the three amazing Greek temples nearby. Only half of the amphitheatre has been excavated as an idiotic civil engineer built a road across the other half in 1930.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Probably if this would have been the only ruins left in Paestum, I would have visited it because it is interesting, but it shades in insignificance with the three standing temples. Still have very interesting features

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rickyspa1
Reviewed 2 December 2017

The main attractions at Paestum are the Greek temples which are remarkably intact. The more recent Roman addition to the site - the amphitheatre built around 2000 years ago - has been split in two by a modern road and only the remains of the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Located inside the Paestum arqueologic site, no very big, nothing expectacular and special.Open to everybody

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

The archeological park is really special and it's a great opportunity to learn and understand the Greek political and cultural expansion in Italy. Do miss the local museum.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

The amphitheatre is quite spectacular and stands out with the temples amongst the vast ruins of Paestum

Date of experience: October 2016
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