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Teatro Romano

Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
+39 0165 231665
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Great Roman ruins

We enjoyed a nice walk among the ruins. Well maintained walkways and guide pamphlets in multiple... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Jordan D
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Supply, North Carolina
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If you have time you may go

Just to killing time , not so bad, but not so exciting! It is better to visit in a fine weather... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Mandymak
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The Aostan Roman Theatre stands out for its straight southern facade measuring 22 meters in height. Its majesty is punctuated by a series of buttresses and arches and is lightened by three orders of windows with different width. The masonry is characterized by large rectangular blocks of conglomerate and of local limestone. This suggestive part was originally longer than 60 m. The east and west sides were about 38 m long. The cavea is easily recognisable, as a semicircular structure where the public sat. Only the last six steps remain visible, in addition to the two, lower and wider, where the most important people used to sit. The radial substructures on which laid the rest of the terraces are still in their original place. The stage was located in front of the cavea, of which only the foundations are still visible. Small rooms behind served as dressing rooms for the actors, while the sides of the stage were used as deposits for equipment. The entire structure was then completed by arcades that stood against the perimeter wall on the shorter sides. The theatre was not built at the same time when the city was founded (25 BC), but rather a few decades later, in the Julio-Claudian era, as some previous buildings were found in this very area.
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Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice walk among the ruins. Well maintained walkways and guide pamphlets in multiple languages.

Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Just to killing time , not so bad, but not so exciting! It is better to visit in a fine weather, as there is no cover... if you have been Roman theater in Rome or Verona , or Greek theatre in Sicily... you may feel...More

Thank Mandymak
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A beautiful ruin, you can imagine the history and majesty of the structure in its day. You can buy a ticket (cash only, €7 per person) which allows entry into the 1)Teatro Romano, 2) Christian Basilica and Church of San Lorenzo (excavated foundations), , 3)...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

No doubt that this was once an impressive building. Apart from a small leaflet, there is nothing on the information boards in English ( same for all the sites) so, a point deducded!. If you are into Roman history, Aosta has a few like this...More

1  Thank Arrenigfawr
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It's a vestige, an old ruin of a site which surely was splendid. The front facade is still majestic standing alone towering above the theatre in ruin. The place smell of the important site it was back then for the civil society. Unfortunately there not...More

Thank Patrice H
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Teatro Romano is well worth an hour of exploring. It gives you a good flavor of what it must have been like to be there. There are some information plaques, though maybe not enough to satisfy real history buffs. It is situated in the...More

Thank Jacky W
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Aosta is in a beautiful location surrounded by the Alps. You can purchase a ticket which covers four attractions in Aosta - the Early-Christian Basilica and Church of San Lorenzo, the Teatro Romano, the Roman Forum and Cryptoporticus and the Archeological Museum. We parked in...More

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The Teatro Romano is an amazing sight and one paid ticket gets you into four different Roman sites. With the views of mountains on both sides, this most of been a beautfiful site in its day. The site is pretty large and you can take...More

Thank RenandIssey
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Nice ruins in a beautiful view but all in all a small site so 20 minutes will be enough. *** Important note: you need to buy tickets in the archiological museum in the other side of the town.

Thank Ofer M
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The best of the Roman ruins in Aosta, east to find but an impressive site. Try to visit at night, when it is lit up.

Thank Robin T
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With the car, you take the D902, then the D 1090 and the montain pass "Petit Saint-Bernard", then the A5. In Aosta you can park your car near the Place Portes Prétoriennes.
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