The Roman Theatre of Catania

Catania, Italy

The Roman Theatre of Catania was built in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD to the remains of earlier Greek theatre. It had seats for 7000 visitors.


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Founded: 1st century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy


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Angela Fewell (2 years ago)
Fascinating place! Lots of passageways under/behind the seating. You can sit and look down on the stage area and imagine the performances that might have been. Also fun to watch the tiny lizards running over the stones in the sun. You need to wear your mask and have your temperature taken as you go in. I was expecting a one way system with a different exit to the entrance, but, if there was we couldn't work it out! Only 6 euros per person to enter.
João Alves (2 years ago)
It is in well state of conservation. It lacks some explanations. The costs 6 euros. It can worth depending on how much you like ruins and history.
Tamo (2 years ago)
Very historic, can walk all through the interior of the theatre. Calm and quite. The entrance does not look like a roman theatre entrance.
Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (2 years ago)
Beautiful area in the city Center. Would be even better if there were more work to renovate !
Michal Szczurek (2 years ago)
One of the most beautiful ancient theatrical complex in Sicilia that is composed of the main amphitheatre and a smaller one - odeon - for rehearsal purposes. Well preserved but it could be the experience could be further improved with additional commentary around the venue. Nevertheless it's an amazing building, it's underground is widely open to public and it's only 5 minutes walk from the Catania city centre.
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