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Seeking True Quality wrote a review Oct. 2020
Europe2,948 contributions828 helpful votes
We visited the larger of the two theatres, which are located next to each other, in the Insula 7 of the Regio VIII, on the Via Stabiana. The Teatro Grande was built in the II. century BC. It was heavily damaged during the eruption in 79 AD, only a relatively small portion of the auditorium is original (the white stones), the rest is a reconstruction. Nevertheless, it is a big theatre for 5000 spectators, showing us that in ancient time people loved to watch comedies and tragedies in a theatre. The inhabitants of ancient Pompeii also held political debates in this theatre.…
Date of experience: November 2019
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Anotnio wrote a review Oct. 2020
You have to take a local guide to enjoy this realm. The area and surrounds are not kept in best of state.
Date of experience: October 2020
Jo_and_Tom wrote a review Mar. 2020
Anna, Ohio1,421 contributions341 helpful votes
Our guide said this theater is still being used for some concerts. Considering it is over 2000 years old, it still is amazing.
Date of experience: March 2020
SoCalOregonian wrote a review Jan. 2020
Murrieta, California9,190 contributions1,108 helpful votes
Still in use today as a venue for theatrical and musical performance, this theater when reconstructed in 80 BC could seat approximately 5000 spectators. It is a well-preserved example of Teatro’s during the Roman time. An interesting sidelight is the urinal along the walkway
Date of experience: April 2019
Tahlz wrote a review Nov. 2019
Melbourne, Australia60 contributions60 helpful votes
An ancient amphitheatre that still gets used today - shows you how the ancients got the acoustics just right! The first few steps are completely original - was so cool to sit in the same place.
Date of experience: October 2019
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