Teatro Romano di Lecce
Teatro Romano di Lecce
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duhoz
Beroun, Czech Republic7,237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I bumped into this Roman theater by chance while strolling small streets. The theater can be seen from outside, for the proper visit you have to enter via Museum on the main street leading to the Cathedral. Even from outside is stunning and worth to pass by.
Written 25 October 2021
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GRS-SJS
Sebastopol, CA1,252 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This is a bit hard to find but a map will help. Tucked away in a neighborhood was a little surprising. The museum is a good starting point to understand this site. It's self guided, but well done. Your able to go outside, walk around and sit in the theater. Very cool when you think of the history.
Written 26 February 2020
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Michael Z
New York City, NY323 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2014 • Couples
The Lecce 2nd Century Roman Amphitheater, is located at the St. Oronzo Main Square near the statue of Lecce's patron Saint: St. Oronzo and the Tourist Information office. Check with the tourist office for a free city map and a calendar of events held in this ancient amphitheater not to be confused with Lecce's Romano Theatre. Although the amphitheater is a must see the city's maintenance of the grounds are sadly very poor. My June 27th visit found weeds running rampant on the grounds inside the amphitheater, cockroaches can be see from a street level view looking down into the amphitheater, beer bottles & cans , plastic soda and water bottles are thrown inside the amphitheater grounds and gypsies surround this ancient landmark begging a handout for tourists. The City of Lecce needs to get serious about better maintenance for this tourist attraction and clean up the interior.
Written 30 June 2014
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iankaye
London, England264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
This review is more about the town of Lecce itself rather than the Amphitheatre.
Anyone who wants to see a more genuine town in Italy which isn't so ravaged by the tourist hoards, should come here. Tucked away in the deep south east of the heel of Italy, this historic town of about 90,000 people in the province of Puglia is a real gem.

The city is filled with lovely churches and Baroque monuments in the historic centre (centro storico) and you can while away many an hour mooching around. (Visit the Piazza del Duomo, Piazza S.Croce etc). There's a more modern section just outside the walls. There are plenty of shops of reasonable quality but I wouldn't come here if you're thinking of high end clothes and jewellery. There is an abundance of restaurants and the food quality in this region is generally very good.

Most of the tourist are Italian and you only hear the odd smattering of English, German or French. This really is a very Italian experience and all the better for it.

The Roman amphitheatre was built in the second century AD and once held 25,000 spectators. The amphitheatre is partially excavated but monuments have been built above most of it. It's set in a modern area of the old town and is a very popular meeting place with the youngsters.

Lecce is also a very good base to visit other parts of the deep south. We hired a car and took some lovely drives to Otranto, Castro and Gallipoli. (see brief reviews on Otranto and Gallipoli).
Written 3 June 2013
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Merrowmum
Guildford, UK1,343 contributions
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Apr 2022
This takes a bit of finding, but is actually only a short walk from the amphitheatre. I gather that there is a museum, but you can get a great view from the back through the fence. It is extremely well preserved and super to see!
Written 13 April 2022
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OneAddictedTraveler
Lake Elmo, MN4,123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
This Roman theater is tucked away in a residential area. The narrow crooked streets can make it hard to find. The restored theater is impressive.
Written 15 October 2021
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Kathleen O
Martinez, CA36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I had not expected to see Roman ruins in Lecce. These were quite stunning and at night they are so beautiful! Make sure you sed them
Written 5 November 2019
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mcmash
Seattle, WA195 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
The Roman theater is in Centro and can be viewed free from the street, however, if you want to explore it you can buy a 3 Euro ticket that admits you to the museum and allows access to the grounds. The museum is small but with a few interesting pieces from the teatro and information about the discovery and excavation of the theater. Worth a visit for history buffs or if you have somehow failed to visit other Roman ruins.
Written 22 November 2015
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Michael Z
New York City, NY323 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2014 • Couples
I have a sense many tourists confuse Romano Theatre with the Roman 2nd century Amphitheater that is located directly at Lecce's St. Oronzo main square with its tall statute of St. Oronzo dominating the square and the tourist information steps away. Pick-up a free city map at the tourist information and have the receptionist mark Romano Theatre on the map for its location that is maybe a 5 minute walk away. Because of the costly 5 Euro admission only my wife entered and enjoyed the visit but why go there when you can see the 2nd century Amphitheater free? There are times admission costs can add while on a holiday and put a hole in your pocket - this is one Lecce attraction that needs to lower its admission fee.
Written 30 June 2014
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Ivan K
Toronto, Canada35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Couples
It is quite an experience to sit where theatre goers sat two thousand years ago, but I found the museum even more worthwhile. Or, to be more precise, the downstairs part that is actually about (Greek and) Roman theatre. It explains clearly and concisely what Romans looked for and what they did in their theatres in a clear and very accessible way, though the English translations are partial and you'll benefit more if you can read Italian. There are some mannequins featuring Roman vestments used by actors, and replicas of masks. I learned that the satire was a genre of theatre that featured satyrs playing flutes (and mocking the great myths and powerful personalities of the time), that slaves were always admitted to the theatre but unruly freemen were not, that women had to watch from high up along with slaves and non-citizens, that there were frequent fights in the hot and crowded theatres so that they had to hire bouncers to keep order. If you find this kind of stuff interesting then you'll be very happy indeed to have spent the 3 euros on your ticket. The upstairs part of the museum is a kind of high school poster project about the Appian Way, and has nothing to do with Roman theatre. Still it is quite interesting and I suppose they had to put it somewhere after they worked on it so hard.
Written 5 April 2014
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