Teatro Romano
Teatro Romano
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G.B.
871 contributions
Sep 2021
Unfortunately, we could only observe it from the outside, on this side of a fence. It was not possible to get in because no one answered the phone number or the bell. I recommend, if you want to visit, to send an email or call first, to be sure then to be able to enter.
Written September 22, 2021
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JohnRegoPark
Rego Park, NY1,028 contributions
Apr 2016 • Friends
Those of you who have seen expansive Roman theaters like the ones in Sicily will ho-hum this theater. BUT if you are in Gubbio you will find this interesting, because it is so conveniently located and so easy to get to. The ruins have been stabilized, and there are enough of them left that you don't have to spend the entire time picturing what it would have been like. Here's a tip: there are many immigrants in Gubbio who operate in the car park. Give them a euro and thank them for watching your car. it will be well-spent.
Written May 5, 2016
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Aidan
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
The Teatro Romano is located outside the old city and is only about 5 minute walk from the town square. This is a fantastic place to visit as the old building really gives you an idea as to what it must of been like back in the day. Just a short walk from it is the museum with amazing artefacts from the area and built on top of an old Roman house. Fantastic to see the old walls and floors. small admission fee gives you access to both Museum and Teatro given you get views and great photo ops.
Written October 19, 2014
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Houlihan2
Melbourne, Australia769 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The Antiquarium is built on the remains of the Domus di Scilla, which was large and wealthy, as can be seen from the amazing floor mosaics, ranging from the 1st century BC to 2nd century AD. The main floor mosaic depicts the monster Scylla capturing Ulysses’ companions and wrapping them up in its coils. The monster, at the centre of the scene, is represented as a bare-breasted female with acanthus leaves at its ends and has fierce dogs’ heads biting Ulysses’ companions heads. According to Homer, Ulysses is warned by Circe against Scylla, the sailor-devouring monster with twelve feet and six horrible heads at the end of many long necks, half of a human female, with a fish tail and dogs coming out of its hips or shoulders. There is an interesting collection of relics from the necropolis. The Inguvine Tablets refer to Gubbio, a suburb of Fontevole. One of the relics is a bronze bed. Part of the bed-head features a donkey head and a bust of Artemis. The donkey head is very realistic with a wispy mane and dilated nostrils. Artemis’ hair is parted in two bands. She has big eyes, a half-open mouth and quiver of arrows on her right shoulder. One from the 2nd century is of a marble perfectly formed foot. Part of an iron rim of a male-type parade chariot. The lamina together with a series of big square-head nails belonged to the wheels, of which the wooden part is lost.
Written June 4, 2019
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,883 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Like many other Italian cities, you can also visit the remains of a Roman Theatre in Gubbio.
The complex was built during the first century aD by using square blocks of limestone from the local area. The walls' covering is ashlar.
The tiers, having a diametr of 70 meters, are divided by short stairs in four parts.
Externally to the tiers there is a colonnade of arches on pillars. The upper one, with another colonnade, today missing, would have formed a portich going all around the theatre.
In summertime (July/August) it becomes a suggestive scenario for playing masterpieces of classical authors.
The theatre is also well visible from the outside; if you dont have much time and if you don't want to spend your money on entrance fees, this is an option as well.
Written August 31, 2018
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UK-Hiker49
Norwich, UK164 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Only costs 3 Euros to go into the large (new?) museum of artefacts and the Roman ruins themselves. Not as extensive as some you may have seen but still interesting and well worth a visit.
Written October 6, 2016
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BlueNWashington
District of Columbia499 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
This is just outside the main area of the town and quite walkable. The ruins are in rather good condition and there is an English placard explaining the origin of the buildings. Good example of Roman public edifice in the rural empire. I think this theater was First Century AD.
Written October 7, 2015
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mbyggeth
Karlskrona, Sweden317 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
There are many Roman theatres in Italy but this is one of the least interesting I've visited. The one at the museum in Spoleto close by is for example much more interesting.
Written September 1, 2015
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MarylouatPlay
Melbourne, Australia74 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
The Teatro Romano sits at the bottom of the hillside medieval town of Gubbio. You will see it on your left as you approach Gubbio.

I was fascinated by this place, which given its 2000 year + history, is actually quite well preserved. You can see that it is a mere shadow of its former glory, but there is enough of the theatre remaining to imagine what it must have been like in its original 6,000 seater form.

There is an entry fee of EUR3 but you need to purchase a token from some nearby kiosk that we never found. The overgrown grass covering the bleachers (which were originally limestone) is probably evidence of the fact that nobody else could find the kiosk either. You don't really need to go in though, its clearly visible through the cyclone fencing that surrounds it. I was curious to learn more about this place, the signage is very limited, including the apparent restoration works that are underway.
Written May 11, 2015
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MKeren
Ithaca, NY106 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
The site is well tended and the theatre is accessible... Climb to the top and imagine what it was like when it was full. Don't miss the really interesting archaeological museum with mosaics and other artifacts... On the foundations of a Roman house...
Written July 3, 2014
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