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All reviews roman amphitheatre city centre other half worth seeing street level century ad the main square beautiful city old town arena piazza ruins amphiteatre foundation colosseum perimeter remains
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

In a central location adjoining piazza Sant'Oronzo, excavations have opened up part of the Roman amphitheatre, sufficient for some small events, but almost three-quarters of the total arena is still buried under modern buildings, roads and on the east side the chiesa di Santa Maria della Grazia. The modern banking architecture surrounding its setting somewhat detracts from its history but no doubt in due time the full arena will be opened up.
Unfortunately, at the time of our visit, the Colonna di Sant'Oronzo adjoining was covered up presumably for restoration work - although it is not related to the anfiteatro being a rebuild of a column gifted from Brindisi. Similarly, the adjoining loggia - palazzo del Sedile and tiny chiesa di San Marco are not relevant to the anfiteatro but at least they add some historic interest.
Mildly interesting but compared with many other great Roman antiquities of similar purpose, it needs much more work to bring out its full glory.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Although it occupies a fine location in the centre of Leccen this ampitheatre is rather unexciting and does little to set the heart or mind on fire. They are well maintained but gives a very clinical perspective of an ampi- theatre. No real feel for original use.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nastame
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Srange to find it in the middle of things and it is a bit of a let down but there you go. Still worth a look if you are in the area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Phil F
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

These remains of the amphitheatre are amazing in the city centre and well preserved, there is also a well preserved Roman Theatre in the city too just a few minuites away

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Doug004
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Off the Saint O'ranzo right near tourist information, free to view and look down into but you cannot go into the ruins...good to be able to see this and then how everything has been developed around all of this...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Claire B
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