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Teatro Romano

Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
+39 0165 231665
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Spectacular theatre facade with mountains in the background

The spectacular feature of Aosta is the southern façade of the Roman theatre – 22 metres high. It... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Archaeobuff
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The entire centre of Aosta breaths history. The centerpiece are probably this remains of the roman... read more

Reviewed 30 December 2016
Steit S
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Cologne, Germany
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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 14 March 2017

The spectacular feature of Aosta is the southern façade of the Roman theatre – 22 metres high. It was built in the 1st century AD. It held 3 or 4 thousand spectators. The backdrop of Mont Blanc and the Alps makes for a truly memorable...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The entire centre of Aosta breaths history. The centerpiece are probably this remains of the roman theatre. Well lit and a must see at night. At the time we were there the sides were filled with the obligatory Christmas market but due to the setting...More

Thank Steit S
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Free Entry when I visited, I suspect the city rotates free Entry for different historical ruins. There is a Christmas market next to it.

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

What makes this site so pretty are the mountains behind it. While most of it is in ruins, many of the ones we have seen have the stage area preserved and this one has that area in ruins. It is nice to see a different...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited Aosta in the first week of December, and so we were able to visit Teatro Romano for free. The ruins make for a perfect sightseeing. There was a mini Christmas market operating around the theater and so the location was a bit overcrowded...More

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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.

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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

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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

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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
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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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