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“Old little gem”
Review of Teatro Romano

Teatro Romano
Ranked #9 of 62 things to do in Spoleto
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

One of the surprising things about this place is that it was identified relatively recently (something more than a century ago), and unearthed only a few decades ago; it had been underground for centuries after having been built at the time of Augustus emperor. Small but well proportioned and aesthetically beautiful. A good part of the stage is still below the ground as the adjacent Sant’ Agata church was built upon it a thousand of years ago; but drawings of it had been made already in the XVI century, and it was on that basis that it was identified at the end of XIX century…… luckily Italians are good at destroying but also at recording!
The damage it underwent during Roman times due an earthquake is still visible in the crack across the terraces, part of which were rebuilt using concrete.
Old but still working….. in summer time performances are held here during the well known Spoleto’s ‘Festival of Two Worlds’.

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Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

Sure, there are lots of bigger Roman arenas, but we found this one to be almost as interesting as the larger one in Nîmes. A Roman town had the amenities of Rome's larger cities on a smaller scale.

If you can, catch an evening performance there, but rent extra cushions to be comfortable. Depending on the weather, also bring something to keep you warm, just in case.

Wander through the access tunnels and stairs. Sit in the arena and imagine events once held here. Then visit the excellent museum that this is attached to it.

2  Thank Colophon
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

As Roman theatres go, this doesn't rate that highly, although certainly one of the main site in this lovely town. The entrance fee is only a Euro, although the best views looking down upon the theatre from the Piazza dela Libertà are free.

Thank John4One
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Reviewed 14 November 2014

A classic example of simple amphitheatre design that shows there has been no need to update the blueprint since Ancient Roman times. A wonderful museum upstairs, too, with a "Last Supper" fresco, showing the menu that night was…..squirrel!

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 5 November 2014

A great museum for telling the Roman history of Spoleto. Since 1956, the amphitheatre was re dug up and uncovered. It is amazing that a convent was built over the site.
This is a museum not to be missed when in Spoleto

Thank mimi g
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