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Teatro Romano di Aosta

Via Baillage, 11100 Aosta, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Aosta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Stroll through this 2,000 year old theater in early morning or evening when to enjoy the best light on the edifice. These are well preserved ruins and the locals are understandably proud of them. They are just a 50 meters from the Praetorian Gate and Information Center in Aosta.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

We chanced upon this summer event when we stayed in Aosta in August. A free event, the remains of the Roman theatre are the backdrop for an interesting light show with accompanying music. We arrived and found a spot on some to the ancient pylons to sit to enjoy the show. It didn't last long, but it was nice entertainment... More

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Melbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We were touring Italy as part of a central European tour and had been recommended to stop off at Aosta due to its history. We were amazed to come across the ancient Roman theatre which had surprising amounts of infrastructure still intact. We were pleased to see every effort was being made to protect it but on the other had... More

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Gdynia, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

These ancient ruins are something what you may not expect to see in a mountain town. In the past times the place served as a public theatre and nowadays this funcion has been restored. The tickets are sold in the near box office but the sightseeing of the place itself is free. It looks gorgeus in the sunset and walking... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Nice roman ruin in the middle of the city. When we visited they had a light show in the evening illuminating the old stone walls, fascinating.

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

One wonders how the romans enjoyed their theatrical pieces in such a glorious mountain backdrop. Where these greek tragedies and comedies adapted to te mountain setting?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

A nice introduction to the Roman Empire for young children. A small but nicely preserved site to fire the imagination in the young and not so young.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

This is a well preserved and main ruins. Take your time walking in here. Some amazing photos possible as well. Dogs not allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

If you are around it really worth to take a look of it and also to visit the Churches and other monuments (and all are free of charge!). I enjoyed the explanations and how well it is preserved. I visited it as a side trip from Torino and was very happy with the whole town of Aosta.

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Roanoke, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The view of the Alps from this site was breathtaking. So humbling to know that this place was used by people so many centuries ago. I just couldn't stop taking photos.

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