Teatro Greco, Syracuse

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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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  • Beautiful, impactful, but surely having a guide that shows you all the details is definitely a great help. We were lucky enough to visit it on a beautiful September day and actually you remain enchanted.
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  • There is little to add to what has already been written by those who preceded me ... nothing to say ... weed should be more cared for, the weed that grows everywhere ... you can and must do better. On the other hand, the ticket of 10 euros must also be used for that. Toilets then ... The place however is amazing and the theater is impressive in size and the visit is dutiful.
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