Teatro Greco - Siracusa


In the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, you find the Greek Theatre, one of the examples of Greek theater architecture. The theater, which dates back to a period between 238 and 215 BC, is built on the rock of the hill Temenite. It is structured in three parts: the cavea, the orchestra and the stage.

The theater consists of 67 rows and is crossed in the middle by a corridor (diazoma). Upstream of the corridor you can see a wall with engravings Greek names: Gelo II, son of Hiero II; Nereid his wife, of Philistis, wife of Hieron II and of Hiero II.

On the Orchestra have danced the chorus, while the scene is the area where they carried out the scenic representations. In this regard, since 1914 the theater has been the home of classical performances sponsored by the National Institute of Ancient Drama. The part above the theater is the area of the Nymphaeum, known for the presence of some artificial caves, of which the best known is the Cave of the Nymph.