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Teatro Greco-Romano
Ranked #75 of 786 things to do in Naples
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Owner description: 1) Roman Theatrevisit Of A Part Of Roman Theatre In Naples, Overlaid In The Xv Century , By The Modern Buildings Wich Are Now In Via Anticaglia, Vico Cinquesanti E Via San Paolo. You Are Going To Enter A Traditional Neapolitan House, Commonly Called "basso" (low), Because It Is At The Street Level, Already Part Of The Roman Theatre. By Setting Back A Bed And Opening A Trapdoor You Will Be Able To See The Places Where The Emperor Nero Had His Own Private Backstage, Every Time He Came To Perform In Naples. The Visit Lasts 20 Minutes.2) Summa Cavea (upper Part Of The Roman Theatre)the Tour Has Been Recently Made Bigger And Complete With A New Discovery. Thus, In An Ancient Neapolitan Carpentry Workshop A New Section Of The Theatre Came Out And Right Here A Permanent Nativity Cribs Exhibition Was Installed With More Than Thirty Ancient "scarabattoli" (wooden Shrines Used For The Nativity Scenes To Be Shown) Which Show Nativity Scens And Popular Daily Life. Opus Reticulatum And Latericium Construction All Around The Theatre Walls. In The Latest Section Brought To Life Of The Roman Theatre Another Discovery Was Made, Thus, In The Floor Small Channels Of The Aqueduct Were Used For The Water To Rush Through, Though They Had Been Obstructed For A Very Long Tme By The Sawdust From The Carpentry Workshop. Channels Used As Sewers During The Bourbon Period., Released With Bluish Tiles, These Very Channels Are Now Protected With Grates To Be Seen By Visitors.
Reviewed 18 June 2016

It´s a tour we can do with Napoli Soterranea, Napoli Soterranea tour ends at this place. I found this part more interesting than the begining of Napoli Soterranea.

Thank Ricardo R
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

In its past, Naples was a walled city and in the 12th century, residents were forbidden to build residences outside the city walls. Accordingly, as the population and the need for new housing increased, the city size increased vertically. And, the ruins of Naples Grec-Roman origins were literally used as foundations for new construction. The Greco-Roman Amphitheater is just one example of antiquity literally being built over. The remnants were only re-discovered 25 years ago and only a small portion of the amphitheater is open for public viewing.

Thank Road804303
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Reviewed 3 May 2015

I visited this ancient theatre as part as a guided visit to Napoli Sotteranea(Naples underground).The visit does't last too much,maximum 30 min,and you can see a little remaining part of the former roman theatre.There are a few not very big halls with dioramas presenting scenes from the old Naples residents' life.
An interesting fact:a window of a contemporary house opens in the upper side of this undergrounds.Interesting view from a bedroom,don't you think? :)

Thank zuv
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

The theatre has an amazing opulence. The history given by the tour guide was well worth the 5 euro. The area that housed the king during performances was grand and we felt noble being there.

Thank Smedley495
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

It is very interesting to see how medieval, then modern Naples, have simply subsumed the earlier Roman & Greek buildings into their own foundations. Worth visiting, however there is really very little to see.

Thank KMLondon22
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