Roman amphitheatre in Catania
Right on the Piazza Stesicoro, along the Via Etnea between the University and the Via Bellini are the remains of the Roman Amphitheatre (Anfiteatro) of Catania. The demarcated area in the centre of the square seems to be relatively small – the former amphitheatre, probably built in the 2nd or 3rd Century during the Roman Empire, however, offered space for approximately 16,000 spectators.
Behind the amphitheatre you can see the façade of the Capuchin church. On the opposite side of the piazza is a statue of Vincenzo Bellini from 1882.