Great place i found on my second visit to Rome and loved it! It is within walking distance from the forum and there are not so many tourists as this is not so famous! Really beatiful!
From some of the pictures I had seen, I was not expecting too much when we visited here. However, I wanted to see it because it was built by Augustus an dedicated to his nephew, Marcellus. The remains of the theater were more impressive than I expected and a great photo op.
We booked online tickets for Roman Nights at the Teatro di Marcello. We expected an opera concert in the theatre itself, but we got a piano concert just outside the theater. I cannot say we didn't enjoy it - the atmosphere was unique and the pianist was great - but it was not what we expected. They change the program... More
I was totally mesmerized to see an ancient Roman Theatre from the year 13 BC with apartments built on the roof. People actually live there! I think I can live there too. A must see place for anyone visiting Rome.
We stumbled across this after missing it on our first trip to Rome in 1988. This theater which held 11,000 spectators was begun by Caesar and completed by Augustus in 13 BC, who dedicated it to his sister's son Marcellus. The upper part of the theater is now multiple appartments - just imagine living on a 2,000 year old structure... More
Teatro di Marcello is about a 7-min walk from Bocca della Verita. Ours took a bit longer due to frequent photo stops along the way. First we had to take a pic of the Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, then the fountain, then the Temple of Hercules Victor… Anyway, after crossing Via del Foro Olitorio, we kept our eyes... More
My wife and walked by this on our Context Travel tour, which was excellent. This theatre was begun by Julius Caesar, and completed by Caesar Augustus in 13 CE. In its day, it held 20,000 in the audience. Amazingly, there are occupied apartments on the top where people are living today. If you are near the Capitoline Hill, drop down... More
Found this place randomly by a nice walk. Amazing architecture like the big coloseo. Interessting the newer buildings in front and on top. Nice for good fotographs. A historic place in rome not so crowded by tourists like other attractions and of course close to the main attractions. Don't miss it and go there!
The Theatre of Marcellus (Italian: Teatro di Marcello) is an ancient open-air theatre in Rome that was built in the closing years of the Roman Republic. After Julius Caesar defeated Pompey in the struggle for control over Rome, he wanted to build a theater rivaling the Pompey theater that Caesar his bitter enemy had built in 55 BC. When Caesar... More
The Theater of Marcellus (Teatro di Marcello) was once an open-air stadium like the Colosseum. It was named after Marcus Marcellus, Emperor Augustus's nephew, and it dates from the year 12 B.C.E. The building was once covered in marble, which was long ago stripped away. In the middle ages it was transformed into a fortress and there are still apartments... More
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