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Address: Piazza della Liberta, Spoleto, Italy

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Ancient theater is well preserved after its excavation in 1891

Much history here. It's a nice place to rest on the solid ancient seating, contemplating what must have taken place in bygone times. The theater is located right across from the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Much history here. It's a nice place to rest on the solid ancient seating, contemplating what must have taken place in bygone times. The theater is located right across from the tourist office. The first century Roman Theater was excavated in 1891. It is still used for special shows. Spoletto is a great town to do some walking. A spectacle... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small Roman theater that has been reasonably well preserved. It is outdoors and easily walked. You might imagine the ancient Spoletans collecting to be entertained by an athletic event, or maybe the ancient version of the Rolling Stones. It does not look big enough to have exposed Christians to the lions. There is also a good small... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

2000 years old and still being used. This is worth the long climb up to the top of Spoleto on its own. Throw in some great nearby restaurants and spectacular views. A must see if you're in the region.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

The highlight of our recent visit to the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Di Spoleto was to be able to access and view the Roman Theatre up close. It is incredible to think that this structure, believed to have been constructed in the middle of the first century BC, is still used today for musical events. It was a real privilege to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

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... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Sure, there are lots of bigger Roman arenas, but we found this one to be almost as interesting as the larger one in Nîmes. A Roman town had the amenities of Rome's larger cities on a smaller scale. If you can, catch an evening performance there, but rent extra cushions to be comfortable. Depending on the weather, also bring something... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2015

As Roman theatres go, this doesn't rate that highly, although certainly one of the main site in this lovely town. The entrance fee is only a Euro, although the best views looking down upon the theatre from the Piazza dela Libertà are free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2014

A classic example of simple amphitheatre design that shows there has been no need to update the blueprint since Ancient Roman times. A wonderful museum upstairs, too, with a "Last Supper" fresco, showing the menu that night was…..squirrel!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2014

A great museum for telling the Roman history of Spoleto. Since 1956, the amphitheatre was re dug up and uncovered. It is amazing that a convent was built over the site. This is a museum not to be missed when in Spoleto

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2014

. . . so how could we not visit. It is part of the well organized and arranged museum of Roman times in Spoleto and we spent a good couple of hours visiting - time flew and we were surprised how much we'd seen.

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