Teatro Romano di Trieste

Teatro Romano di Trieste

Teatro Romano di Trieste
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,987 contributions
Small, Easily Accessible Ruins
Dec 2019
As an archeology and history buff, I've often found it difficult to reach many ruins worldwide, because of their locations. Thus, it was a pleasant surprise to come across this relatively small Roman theater while walking along one of Trieste's main streets. There it stood in the central part of the Old Town, right next to the sidewalk.

Though cordoned off, the area was easy to see because of its proximity. Originally, the 1st-century A.D. theater held four main sections consisting of stone seats spread over three levels in a semicircle. At least 3,500 patrons could fit into the space. Today, only the lower level remains . Grass grows immediately behind this seating and what's left of the others. Easily identified remains include pillars and the stage.

The natural setting is lovely with the theater positioned at the foot of San Giusto Hill. When the theater first opened, it stood outside the city limits by the sea with the hill as a backdrop. Landfill changed its location throughout the centuries along with buildings that went up over the ruins, concealing their presence. Urban renewal unearthed the theater in 1938 and the area has been cared for since.

Little time, perhaps just a few minutes, is needed here to look at the theater. It may not appeal to those, who have seen some of the spectacular theater ruins elsewhere. But we found this to be an interesting look into Trieste's past with little effort on our part.
Written 28 November 2020
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,173 contributions
In the middle of the city
Aug 2020
This Arena is small if you compare to others in the rest of Italy. Is in the middle of the city and just next to a street. I took a picture and continued my journey
Written 7 September 2020
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Andrew W
9 contributions
Superb example of Roman Theatre
Oct 2019
Unbelievably, situated in the middle of this cosmopolitan city is this very well preserved roman Theatre.
Pop into the spa shop seen to the left at the far side of the Theatre and buy a very reasonably priced snack and sit on the bench to the front of the Theatre and sit back and imagine the crowded Theatre enjoying their entertainment. Wonder what they were watching. what had they been doing earlier in the day? What were they wearing? what were they eating?
Written 13 April 2020
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Scott
San Francisco, CA4,545 contributions
See it. Take a pic. Not open Jan 2020
Jan 2020
Must see, if you're in Treiste. But don't expect to got inside during the winter. This castle is located in an interesting part of Treiste. Nearby there's an ancient Roman arch, The Roman theater was completely cordoned off when I visited in Jan 2020. Come, take some photos.
Written 28 January 2020
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doppelganger_et
Thessaloniki, Greece524 contributions
Accessible and well situated..
Dec 2019
A small in size theatre of the Roman Ages, well situated in the city centre and free to access.. The only concern is, how well and often restoration works are applied, due to its proximity to busy streets..
Written 6 December 2019
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fuzessery
Miskolc, Hungary222 contributions
An important landmark in Trieste
Sep 2019
This is an important landmark in Trieste, every tourist has visited and will visit this place. It is located right in the city centre, I visited on my first day of course. Unfortunately in the opposite police building police officers were killed by a Dominican migrant a couple of days later..
Written 8 November 2019
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Maryshoe
Durham, UK46 contributions
Worth a look
Sep 2019
Interestingly situated in the middle of busy roads. Most of it was 'out of bounds' and it looked as though it needed a bit of TLC
Written 9 October 2019
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becky h
Omaha, NE125 contributions
why not?
Sep 2019
It is close to everything else so take the time to walk over there. I have seen several Roman Theaters and it was interesting to see in surrounded by buildings, traffic, right in the city center.
Written 25 September 2019
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MountaineerLu
Falling Waters, WV1,462 contributions
Too much litter.
Sep 2019 • Couples
It is a shame to see such a historic marvel in the middle of Trieste littered with beer and soft drink bottles, sandwich and snack wrappers. Some people take no pride in themselves. There is no charge to visit. One wishes there would be more multi lingual signs explainibg the historical significance of the theater .There is no souvenir or gift shop nearby. Kind of refreshing.
Written 2 September 2019
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robert-not-home
Boston, MA2,201 contributions
Accessible Ruins
Aug 2019
Not large but it is there and a good example of the era. Stop bay walk around a bit, not an all day event, not even a hour but worth a few minutes if you have any interest in ruins
Written 14 August 2019
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