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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Florian Forster (2 years ago)
Sadly practically all interesting elements are not accessible for no real reason so you're left with visiting just another amphitheatre for the 213th time but for 6€ entry fee. You get a cool view of the church and the theatre embedded in the buildings though
Maciej & Elena Gurgul (2 years ago)
If you are going to Catania even for one day I totally suggest to pay a visit to this Teatro. It’s only 6 euros (kids go free) and it’s a magical place which takes you back in time. It’s merged within the modern city, easy to find and you do not need to pre book tickets. You can visit it in less than an hour and it’s a nice break from the hustle of the city.
Beautiful experience but I think that 6€ is a bit too much. It literally took as 15 minutes to see everything and the place at some points has trash. Also, lots of parts were not accessible. Overall it was very beautiful, though.
Eduard Moraru (2 years ago)
It looks and feels legitimately ancient. Worth the 6 euro entrance fee. Considerable work seems to have been put into restoring some pieces so that you get the full picture. Some interior parts were temporarily not accessible to the public. Not a lot of information is available on location about what you are looking at.
Ozzy E. (2 years ago)
Impressive little piece of old history. Much more visible and preserved than other theater, as well as well immersed in the surrounding buildings. The volcanic rock as building materials creates very eerie vibe.
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