Flavian Amphitheater

Flavian Amphitheater, Pozzuoli

Flavian Amphitheater
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Bidule05
France366 contributions
Isabelle (France)
Aug 2020
The Flavian Amphitheater is the 3rd largest amphitheater in Italy! It could accommodate 40,000 spectators!
Built in bricks and stones, it has kept its enclosures, its entrances and, above all, the underground passages (wings, housing for machinery) practically intact !!! We learnt that, in 305 AD, seven Christians were condemned to be torn to pieces by wild beasts in the arena.
Written May 11, 2021
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Asta365
Kent, TX512 contributions
Superlative Underground Access
Sep 2020 • Friends
While many other Roman coliseums or amphitheaters have more striking stands and above ground sections, none that I’ve visited (Rome, Arles, Verona, Pale, Autun) can match the Flavian Amphitheater’s underground areas. Remarkably well preserved and fully accessible, these ruins will give the visitor a much better sense of the mechanics of putting on a performance during Roman times. Admittedly, this amphitheater could not put on the sea battles that are attributed to the Coliseum in Rome, but they clearly were able to support all sorts of dramatic - and gory - show which we’ve all read about. When I visited, I almost had the site to myself and really soaked it all in. Admission is very reasonable and the amphitheater is a short walk from the train station. I highly recommend a jaunt out to Pozzuoli to visit this gem.
Written September 27, 2020
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BellaRoma3
Rome, Italy69 contributions
Absolutely worth exploring
Aug 2020
The site which is easy to reach on foot in the town of pozzuoli is an absolute treasure. Unlike visiting the “mother ship” or Colosseum in Rome, you can wander both below and around without dodging other tourists or waiting on line. We walked right in and passed one family and one guide with 2 clients during our 1 long visit. The lower level is particularly suggestive to see. I wouldn’t miss it if you are in the area of beautiful Campi Flegrei.
Written August 30, 2020
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Shane A
St Ives, UK57 contributions
Amazing place
Mar 2020
Fantastic site to visit. You can go underneath the amphitheatre to from where all the animals, gladiators appeared into the arena, Stunning and quiet when we visited
Written March 19, 2020
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Andy B
Atherstone, UK126 contributions
Worth a Visit
Nov 2019 • Family
Pozzouli is only a cheap Metro ride from Garibaldi station in Naples and then only a 5 minute walk around the corner from dthe Solfatara station. It's only around 5€ entrance and like the other archaeological sites children under 18 get in for free. Be prepared to be challenged though and take a passport with you. This amphitheater is apparently the third largest made and the similarities to the Colleseum are obvious. Much of the major structure has been misappropriated over the centuries and it helps if you have seen the Colleseum to visualise the missing parts. Just like the Colleseum there are major structures beneath the amphitheater where the animals were introduced into the spectacle from via lifts around the main arena floor. There's not enough to keep you here for too long so combine it with other attractions in the area.
Written November 5, 2019
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Art of Fact
6 contributions
Colosseum, eat your heart out.
Nov 2019
I highly recommend coming here. Even if you've been to Pompeii, the Colosseum, Verona, Capua, and visted many other amphitheaters. The preservation of the substructures is very special, and the way the outer vaults were adapted by collegia is quite interesting. If you are someone who reads inscriptions and examines the grave stelai and other pieces of stone they have stored there, you will have a blast.
Written November 3, 2019
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huntsman24ab
Portsmouth, UK10 contributions
3rd largest amphitheatre a worthwhile visit.
Oct 2019 • Couples
Having visited the Roman colluseum last year being in Naples this year gave us a chance to visit this hidden gem in pozzuolli. This gave us the unseen part of the amphitheatre as you can go down under the arena and see how the arena actually worked. There are the cells for the gladiators and wild animals. You get to see where all the trap doors from the arena line up to pulley systems and an extra floor to bring it all together. A lesser known site as for most of our visit we were just strolling around on our own. You can stand on the massive arena floor to get a feel of the place. The only shame here is you can't go up in the seating area but having done that at the collosseum this wasn't an issue for us.
Written October 18, 2019
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lepantes
Amsterdam, The Netherlands28 contributions
Close to naples yet quiet!
Aug 2019 • Solo
The best thing is that you have the amphitheatre practically for yourself. Hardly anyone goes there! For adults it is an achievement to spend an hour at the site, but for children it is probably a top excursion. Mind the opening hours as they are weird as anything in pozzuoli.
Written September 1, 2019
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Angela.Ellis
Shrewsbury, UK150 contributions
Wonderful!
Jul 2019 • Family
What a fabulous place! Couldn't believe we were the only tourists here. Friendly helpful staff. Loved Nero the cat!!
Written July 31, 2019
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thistle-do-nicely
Kilmarnock, UK444 contributions
Loved our visit
Jun 2019 • Family
The third biggest ampitheatre and we visited on a Sunday afternoon and it was empty. Got some amazing photos and were able to enjoy the experience (unlike at Pompeii) without having to share it with thousands of others.
Written July 19, 2019
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  • Wed - Fri 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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