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Teatro Romano

Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
+39 0165 231665
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good for short visit

I have visited Teatro Romano during the transit time to Courmayeur. It was good to visit it. You... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Murtoza
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Bangladesh
A very impressive set of ruins

The ruins are very impressive and the walkways allow easy access. The only improvement I would... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Martin D
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Durham, United Kingdom
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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 28 April 2016

I have visited Teatro Romano during the transit time to Courmayeur. It was good to visit it. You can enjoy the Roma structure during the visit.

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

The ruins are very impressive and the walkways allow easy access. The only improvement I would suggest is a wider range of signs in a wider range of languages, but for a free activity it is top notch

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Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Il teatro romano is a beautiful place in the historcal center of Aoste. The entrance is free but you can pay for the guide to have more details. You can walk over the ruins and then head to the porta pretoria. If you like geocaching,...More

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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.

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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.

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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

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Reviewed 6 February 2016

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

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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

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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

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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.

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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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