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Teatro Grande

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Address: Pompeii, Italy
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Teatro Grande / Pompei / Italy

It's a must when in Pompei to visit this nice spectacle theatre, very well reconstructed and also the little Odeon: the theatre is immense over 3000 places and they have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a must when in Pompei to visit this nice spectacle theatre, very well reconstructed and also the little Odeon: the theatre is immense over 3000 places and they have spectacles in summertimes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably not. . There is a marked spot in the center of the stage (marked by a small different colored marble stone) where the acoustic effects of the theater design can be personally experienced. When you stand on that spot and speak or sing the design creates an amazing surround-sound effect. The Greeks had it figured out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group would shout or sing and the echo and acoustical elements of this area are still in tact which was incredible given how open it is

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is an interesting section of the magnificent remains of ancient Pompeii. The theatre is again being put to use, yet its architecture alone is inspiring enough to spend time simply sitting and admiring it. Photographers will love it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Built over 2,100 years ago, it is hardly surprising that what you see on entering this semi-circular amphitheatre is largely a reconstruction of the original, but this should not stop you from enjoying what it must have been in its heyday - when it would have been filled with an audience of some 5,000, who would have enjoyed productions of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful reconstruction of an ancient amphitheater at Pompeii. Very interesting to sit in the audience seats and contemplate how well everyone could see and hear the productions. Better seen with a guide or audioguide to appreciate construction nuances

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

In our walkings through the different sites of old Pompeii, we simply couldn't miss this magnificent building constructed in the 2nd century B.C. It is located a little bit toward the east from the Scavi di Pompei and Foro di Pompei. At the time we were there, the stage area was undergoing some changings. In the design it follows the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Like everything about Pompeii I was surprised at how big everything is. The city is much larger than expected and the teatro grande is large and surprising in its construction, bearing in mind than it is 2,000 years old. Clearly the Romans had developed a civilization based upon a sophisticated technology that seemed to disappear once the Empire crashed. This... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

200 BC, the building of the theater utilized the natural cavity in a hill. It followed the Greek theater design and this one could hold 5,000 people. The lower seats were for important people and those seats were covered in marble slabs. The structure was open-air but could be covered with a big cloth cover (velarium) if needed. The big... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This theatre held more people than you would expect with good views for all. The seating for the elite are marble clad and bigger than for the others

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