- Piazza Stesicoro, 95124
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Situated in the heart of Catania in the beautiful and lively Piazza Stesicoro this is one of the largest historic amphitheatres around, only the Coliseum in Rome has more seats. It is interesting to see, despite being protected and safeguarded, as it combines centuries of history with a touch of modernity. From the outside you can only see one of the half circles, the rest stretches out underneath the surrounding buildings, so its grandness can only be sensed and not seen. It was not until 1904, when mayor De Felice commissioned the excavation and restoration of one of the parts of this majestic monument, before it was completely hidden. Here you can easily time travel and feel like a spectator of the old Imperial acts.