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Teatro Romano

Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
+39 0165 231665
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Interesting bit of Roman History

Great free excavations, worth a walk round if in Aosta. A little shame that there is not more... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2016
Kent, United Kingdom
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A short visit whilst on down time from skiing, well presented and impressive. I will visit again... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2016
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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 16 March 2016 via mobile

Great free excavations, worth a walk round if in Aosta. A little shame that there is not more information on what you are looking at as you walk around.

Thank Rofelle1979
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

A short visit whilst on down time from skiing, well presented and impressive. I will visit again whilst I am here next summer.

Thank PRD1954
Reviewed 19 February 2016

While in Aosta we popped in to see the ruins which are tucked away behind the main shopping street. The ruins are interesting and impressive. The site is laid out with good walkways which I thought made it fully accessible. There is an information office...More

1  Thank Denniselite67
Reviewed 6 February 2016

a great half day with useful information, especially as the weather was very poor for skiing. a blizzard!

1  Thank sue f
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

A small Rome. An example of history and extraordinary architecture. All free and without having to go to the capital, the city of Rome. In some periods of the year it is even more lovely in the evening with music and light shows projected on...More

1  Thank Profilist
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We went up the German market here, much better than the uk. With a better range of stalls better products and variety. The setting makes for a wonderfully atmospheric time. Looks as if they have a whole variety of events here

Thank FEOE
Reviewed 3 January 2016

nice Roman archeological site in a superb surrounding. They have done a great job over the last years in making this site to how it looks now.

Thank ofabre
Reviewed 18 December 2015

Very well kept, actually used as a scenario for the Christmas market: very well set up, nice lights and typical Christmas atmosphere. But you still can see the original Roman ruin of a big theatre very well restored. It's free, and you have an interesting...More

Thank aa27
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Even it's not as nice as a Colosseum in Rome, or Arena ini Nimes or Roman Theatre in Orange, France, but this ruin Roman Theatre is a worth to visit, some part still show us the greatness of this theatre at that time.

Thank black_mimi99
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Fabulous view, especially in the night. Impressive site in the mountains and very unexpected in such a scenery.

1  Thank arimaior
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18 July 2015|
Response from Miriam A |
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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