Lat: 37° 30' 10.65573" N - Long: 15° 4' 57.73083" E
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The roman Odéon of Catania is perfectly adjacent to the Greek-Roman Theater.
In its steps it could hold up to 1500 spectators, it is the largest in the Roman Empire and hosted shows of music, poetry and dance.
Today it is overwhelmed by the cumbersome presence of the seventeenth and nineteenth-century houses.
The Odéon is oriented exactly like the theater, but is even higher, having been built on the top of the hill of Montevergine, on which stood the acropolis of the city in Greek and Roman times.
Also this structure, like the adjacent Theater, is totally made of lava stone, and had to be decorated with marble.
A curiosity: a stretch of collapsed arch was actually blown up with dynamite by one of the tenants of the adjacent houses towards the end of the nineteenth century; an act that did not go unpunished, but which unfortunately left a large scar in the monument.
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