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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