Teatro Greco

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Teatro Greco information

Syracuse , Italy
Street Parco Archeologico della Neapolis
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Lonely Planet review

For the classicist, the highlight of the Neapolis is the lustrous white Teatro Greco, hewn out of the rocky hillside. A masterpiece of classical architecture, the ancient theatre could seat 16,000 people and saw the work of Sophocles, Euripides and the last tragedies of Aeschylus, including The Persians, Prometheus Bound and Prometheus Unbound , which were first performed here in his presence.