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Odeon - Teatro Piccolo

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Address: Pompei Scavi, Pompeii, Italy
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As impressive as the large theatre

Though smaller the the large theatre it packs as much punch. It is beautifully formed and you can imagine the presentations that went in here. Its small enough that you have no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Trevor B
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though smaller the the large theatre it packs as much punch. It is beautifully formed and you can imagine the presentations that went in here. Its small enough that you have no problem hearing other people's guides (even if they do talk some guff) so you may even pick up some additional info.

Thank Trevor B
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

Will be a nice backdrop for summer events, piccolo, but very nice, well preserved, excellent acoustics for spectacles and concerts; don't miss.

Thank Manuela L
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

This gives an idea what life was like here before the disaster. Very well preserved and the steps are very steep .

Thank easterntreker
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

but the view must have been good. one of a couple of theatres in the Pompeii ruins, which shows how well the Romans lived.

Thank Charlotte K
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Just across from the large theatre is the small Odeon or little theatre. This was used for music recitals and poetry readings and was roofed over to protect the spectators from the sun or inclement weather. It is well preserved, the stairs are intact as is the seating, but access to the seating area is not allowed.

1 Thank Linda A
Somerville, Australia
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

There aren't a lot of places in Pompeii to sit so this is a great place to relax and enjoy your lunch. It is huge and has a great outlook of the city.

Thank OwenP1949
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and also a well put on exhibition inside the ruins. Can easily spend a whole afternoon or morning in these grounds.

Thank Kate R
Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just some way to the east from Teatro Grande stands this smaller theater called the Odeon - Teatro Piccolo. It took the name from its predecessor in antique Greece. It had a capacity of one thousand spectators. In difference from his larger neighbor it had a permanent roof made of wood. Here we were also in the midst of the... More 

Thank Oleg Y
Edinburgh UK
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Another amazing building to have survived from the time of the eruption. You could just image what it must have been like on a day where the seats were full of spectators and the arena with entertainers.

1 Thank Lyall D
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

loved it here and made the most of getting pics from all angles.it was busy on our visit but we didnt find that a problem

1 Thank cerise800

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