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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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it's an amphitheatre

While the amphitheatre is well persevered considering it's age the access areas are poorly maintained.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While the amphitheatre is well persevered considering it's age the access areas are poorly maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Still in pretty good shape with lots of signage explaining everything in detail. Do not miss this, close to the Greek amphitheater

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The ticket gets you in to see the whole park. The roman theatre is in a poorer state than the Greek one. Interesting nevertheless. Some info would help.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This site sadly had many parts closed off - due to September rains apparently - some reporters say this was also true in July. It is still impressive if not the scale of the Greek amphitheatre and for a different type of entertainment. The names of prominent Romans are inscribed by their seats - but it is impossible to see.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Roman Amphitheater is situated close to the Greek Theater in the archaeological area of Siracusa. Back in the day, gladiators clashed here, and tons of sand was used to cover the blood. You can imagine it all in your mind's eye when seeing this structure.

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Bridlington, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Possible still to make out the amphitheatre even though there is little remaining. Great history attached and best viewed for the first time with a guide.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Only reason to visit this ruins is the ticket to whole park. This is no competition to the Greek version nearby.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Part of the Neapolis Archaeological Park, the Roman Amphitheatre dates back to 3 BC. You can only see it from the pathway around the edge as it is in a state of ruin but still incredibly impressive. A ticket for the archeological park will grant access to this as well as the Greek Amphitheatre.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Part of the archeological park (and near the Greek Theatre). One ticket does all sites in this area. This is an interesting amphitheater as it was constructed by excavating downwards as much as it was by building upwards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The building of the Roman Amphitheatre according to the brochure for the park has its construction starting after 21BC. The gladiator schools were closed in 399AD and the games came to an end in 404AD. It is elliptical in shape and measures 140 metres x 119 metres and is 70 metres x 40 metres in the arena. Can only walk... More 

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