If you could pick an address in Rome, living in a 3000 year old Theatre is probably up there. The building has been developed over the years and part of the third floor is now residential. Quite cool!
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A colosseum-like structure smack up against the Jewish ghetto, another amazingly well preserved piece of Roman history. This is worth seeing as there are some quite interesting bits of stone work and carving. Located right across the Tiber from Trastevere I'd say it's worth the...More
We didn't know about this theatre until we stumbled across this while walking around on the way to the Forum. Looks like the Colloseum but smaller and older. Pity this does not look grand as it is stuck there in the middle of housing area....More
Hard to find as not where shown in either of our guide books. Road off Tiber island, opposite the road you can see the Portico d’Ottavia. The Theatre is next to that out of sight, hidden behind modern buildings. Free – no access inside. You...More
The Teatro di Marcello is an amazing piece of Roman history, but if you go without a guide or having done your homework, you will miss the significance of it. It was built around 13 B.C., and even though it is an ancient ruin, there...More
The theatre of Marcellus was completed in 13 BC was 111m in diameter and could hold up to 20,000 spectators and was one of the first buildings in Rome to use fired brick above the white travertine seen throughout Rome.
When you go by the Teatro di Marcello, you might think it is the Colosseum, but it is not. The Colosseum may have been the biggest, but the Teatro di Marcello was there first, and it served as the model for the Colosseum. Julius Caesar...More