Teatro Greco, Syracuse

3.2
Ruin · Historic Site
Explore an ancient site of dramatic performances at Teatro Greco, originally built in the fifth century BCE and now inscribed on the World Heritage List. The current setup dates back to the third century BCE, when Hieron I, a powerful tyrant of Sicily, massively reconstructed the theater. This theater has the largest cavea (seating section) ever built by the ancient Greeks, with 67 rows divided into nine sections and eight aisles. The Romans extensively modified the edifice, and adapted it to their style of spectacles and games. Though only a few traces of the original stage and the orchestra section remain, this site regularly hosts sunset performances of Greek tragedies. The plays are performed without loudspeakers, as the site still features the near-perfect acoustics of the amphitheater setting. Call the box office for accurate information on the upcoming theater season. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Teatro Greco and many more Syracuse attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Syracuse holiday planner.
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  • Surprisingly intact greco-roman amphitheatre. Well laid out with good signage. The No.1 thing to do in Syracuse  more »
  • Wow! This exceeded our expectations. The quality of the Greek theatre is exceptional. You can in-visage the plays with an audience of 10,000. However the highlight was the ear shaped caves. You got...  more »
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