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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 10, 62100, Macerata, Italy
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If you come in my hometown of Macerata you must visit this 'Arena' is very beautiful ... and if you want to live a dream you have to visit the Sferisterio Opera ... in the days of... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Macerata, Italy
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Macerata, Italy
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you come in my hometown of Macerata you must visit this 'Arena' is very beautiful ... and if you want to live a dream you have to visit the Sferisterio Opera ... in the days of late July and early August. .. If you love the work I'm sure tonerete to visit again ... and again !

Thank russoros70
Redditch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is an old ampitheatre for opera and plays. We weren't able to see an opera, but I'd imagine if you like opera then it would be a great experience. You get a discount if you can show your tickets for another Macerata museum like the muses delle carozze.

Thank techtrans2016
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

I visited the Sferisterio during the day. You pay a modest fee at the desk at the entrance and are free to wander around to a limited extent. Opening hours are 09.00 to 16.00. There is a guided tour in Italian, which would have been ok for me but not for my friends. I have been shushed in other locations... More 

Thank Edward C
Lisbon, Portugal
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Visited the site during a regular day in the opera season. The place is visitable and you can get in, stay for a while and take a few pictures. It was built for the an ancient national sport in Italy, the Pallone colbracciale, by the 19th century, between 1823 and 1829. As the popularity of the sport declined it has... More 

Thank henriquesroger
Allison Park
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90 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Sferisterio is a fascinating space for opera, concerts and theater. I would love to see a production there, especially of an Italian opera.

Thank Schoffpa
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Italians come dressed to kill to Macerata's opera festival for 3 weeks in July and August. The Sferisterio has an enormous stage with casts of hundreds, usually filled out with local students. You can see it outside the opera season by booking a tour at the nearby tourist office when you will hear about its origins as a ball game... More 

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Florence, Italy
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741 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

And I will do so, because I experienced the Sferisterio only in this respect; and even so I feel it as awe-inspiring. Mainly for two reasons. The first reason: that is beautiful in itself. Its beauty is almost metaphysical, with the long back wall and the equally long rows of boxes for spectators. It's true that the plastic chairs for... More 

Thank Brun066
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

I'm more of a rock-jazz-tango music fan but seeing an Opera live at Sferisterio, was a very nice experience. Grate surroundings and I really liked the live music and to some degree the singing.

Thank Santiago007
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Fantastic season, great sound in a open air arena. La traviata was excellent, the stage was amazing so were the singers and dancers. Expensive but worth it.

Thank Roberto F
Macerata, Italy
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Sferisterio is the lyric heart of Macerata. You can't miss the chance to visit it, no matter if it's opera or a concert going on. You'll be pleased <3

Thank FedericoR765

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