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Address: Piazza Stesicoro | Ingresso gratuito, 95124 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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+39 095 715 0508
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Tue - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:30

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Don't blink or you'll miss this gem

It is an interesting little stop as venture up Via Etnea. It is marvelous to see how the theatre was carved into the volcanic rock in the area. We did not go in but made a couple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an interesting little stop as venture up Via Etnea. It is marvelous to see how the theatre was carved into the volcanic rock in the area. We did not go in but made a couple rounds of the site taking photos from the street. It is an easy stop to glean a little history between shopping and eating.

Thank Abbeyjackson
Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

If you like history, do not miss a visit although you need to read about the history of the place it will help,but Catania is full of history every corner you nturn, enjoy

Thank Q9211YEtony
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This roman amphitheater is great to see in the centre of Catania. I loved to see how it was built as you view it from street level looking down into it. It's easy to visualise what it was on he hill, and imagine the magnificence of the amphitheatre.

Thank SharonNigel2014
Zug, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Near one of the busiest squares the visitor finds the relatively well preserved excavation of a Roman amphiteater.

Thank GranZorro
London, England, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying that the 3 stars are not a reflection of the theatre itself but a judgement on the stay it is kept in. The ruins of this Roman piece of glorious architecture, are left in a despicable state. For the wondering Indiana jones thou it is still amazing to walk through the lava ruins of what... More 

Thank Alisandru
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Right in the middle of Catania and well worth a visit. Well presented and some lovely sculptures and pieces of ancient statues displayed separately.

Thank Jo S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Located on Piazza Stesicoro, there is only a small portion of the amphitheatre visible as most of it is buried beneath the city. It was entirely buried after the 1693 earthquake, until excavations began in 1904 and finished in 1906. The amphitheatre is made from lava blocks, built 2nd century AD and abandoned by the 5th century. It was able... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Right in the centre of the city, the amphitheatre cut out of lava rock, showing the public terraces, and exposed and covered cellars for the gladiators. You are free to wander around at will and explore this truly historic remains.

Thank newpacker
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

A small portion of the roman theatre is exposed and open for exploring. The rest is under the city! It only takes about 10 minutes to see the entire attraction.

Thank Susan A
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Only a small part of this structure has been uncovered above ground, so you can imagine it must have been very large indeed. You might feel underwhelmed by this but it is historically quite significant and worth looking at. Some of the walls and inner workings of the amphitheatre are visible and it's well worth having a good walk all... More 

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