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“A richer experience than Siracusa”
Review of Teatro Greco

Teatro Greco
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

Although the theatre at Palazzolo is much smaller than the one at Siracusa, and not much is left of the stage, and we don't know of anybody famous who came here, the experience of visiting it can be even richer, because sitting there in Palazzolo, with a soft mountain breeze in your hair, you have time and space to think - about poetry, about the past, about the beauty of nature, about your girlfriend…

Otherwise there might be a performance on. I don't know about those. If you want to go to one, contact Palazzolo Tourist Office (Tel 0931-871260), who are very helpful.

After the theatre, you can go for a walk in the town, where there are some of the most wonderful and spectacular examples of baroque in the world (esp. San Paolo, San Sebastiano, the Annunziata, with its curly "Solomonic" columns, and fantastic balcony supports - known locally as "puppy dogs", I think).

Or perhaps a walk in the country, out towards Buscemi, say, or southwards towards Noto, between limestone field-walls and pear trees, or even down towards Pantalica.

There's also a museum of popular cuilture, which is said to be very good, I haven't been to that yet though. Next time…

Thank ELear
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

This was a very interesting site, with greek theatre seats set into the hillside and burial chambers carved out of the rocks underneath the hill. You could easily imagine the original theatre and it was a beautiful location. They were even building a stage for a modern play (to be viewed from the seats of the theatre) when we were there.

The guide booth was manned by disinterested staff who were chatting with each other and who said that all the English guide books had been given to visitors. So I greeted all the other visitors, as we walked around the site on a quiet morning, and they were all French or German. We took a French guide book instead and used that instead.

It seemed lazy to tell customers all the English guide books were taken (which appeared to be a lie as the area was essentially empty) rather than just go photocopy some more English guide books.

If you go to this interesting archaeology site, expect the rubbish service and download some information on the site from the internet while you have Wifi during breakfast.

Thank Drew H
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

The main area is very interesting, and it is worth getting s guide book - the ticket office lent us the English version. I never cease to be amazed at the engineering and logistics of these ancient sites, where there were no mechanical aids to construction. The only problem was when going to one of the outlying structures further down the mountain, we found it locked.

Thank MaltaBear
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

A little Greek Theater (similar to Siracusa Theater but smaller) rises on the high Area of Palazzolo, a little town of the "Province of Siracusa", Mountain Zone.
Despite it's a small town, some of it's monuments are "UNESCO Heritage".
Furthermore, it's a Capital of the Folklore for it's most famous event: the Feast of "St. Paul", Patron and Protector of the town.
This antique, colorful, spectacular tradition represents a very important rendez-vous for anyone who loves religious, traditional, spectacular, ethno-antropological events. This Feast is also inserted in the list of "UNESCO HUMANITY HERITAGE".

Thank Josephdari
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Reviewed 12 May 2013

Greek theatre was well preserved and you could imagine what it might have been like to watch a play here in ancient times. For the rest of the town, you need a better imagination that I have.

3  Thank JE_Nayland
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