Anfiteatro Romano, Syracuse

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  • Close to the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre benefits from a number of information boards (something lacking in the Greek area).........Grizzly goings on in the old days until Gladiator shows we...  more »
  • Part of the Archeological Park. Great views of the Amphitheater but a good half of the site is closed for restoration (late February 2018) so you can't view it from all sides or descend on ground leve...  more »
  • From Catania by bus then went off along the way. It is the ruins of the Amphitheatre was made around the 3rd century. Surviving with fewer points, I felt as just a rock. I'm not going to go overboard or too...
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  • Go early, amazing walk, the ruins are not well kept but it is worth the visit. Again I wish they would use the money we pay for them to clean up.
  • Part of the charm of this Amphitheater is its condition in summer. Half the site is closed and what's open is losing the battle against nature. It's been restored but even in that context display signs lie in weeds in the closed portions of the site. This site is, in other words, evocative because it's an incredible excavation which itself seems almost right on the verge of being a modern ruin.
  • Good if you like old things
  • The Ancient Roman gladiators who fought in this great arena so many centuries ago would take bloody vengeance on the current responsible officials of the municipality of Syracuse if they saw the disgraceful conditions of this historical treasure. To begin with, the toilet facilities are dirty and without soap or toilet paper, and when I asked two park custodians (in uniform) about it they simply shrugged and continued to smoke and converse among themselves under the shade of a nearby tree. But the worst thing is that the ruins have been allowed to become overgrown with bushes and vines, blocking the circumferential pathways that would allow one to visit the archeological site. In response, the municipality has simply roped off more than half of the ruins. After paying ten Euro to visit I refused to abide by this negligence and I simply ignored the closures, stepped over the ropes and made my way around the amphitheater. I am glad that I did because I was able to see and experience the ruins more fully. At no point was the pathway dangerous to walk on - park staff had simply decided to stop clearing the overgrown adjoining shrubs and bushes and decided to close off the pathways instead, but the paved path was safe to navigate. What a shameful and lazy lack of civic pride and neglect of duty. The local Mafia bosses should take notice and correct this immediately, because the local officials simply don't care.
  • I am ashamed to see how badly the Italians take care of this place. It is completely covered in grass and bushes.
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