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“Roman ruins in Aosta”
Review of Teatro Romano

Teatro Romano
Ranked #2 of 60 things to do in Aosta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 31 August 2017

There are a number of Roman ruins in Aosta that are worth seeing, the theater being one of them. It was really beautiful to see. There are also some concerts there in the evenings with the walls lit up. We didn't get to one, but I would if I could. Other Roman ruins in the area are definitely worth seeing as well, and they are all easily walkable from one to the next.

Thank Deborah D
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

See the history.
Is a good place for see the romanic history. Everything is well organised but there is a lack of information in spanish and other languages. Only italian, french and english.

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Aosta's Roman ruins are stunning. I am so glad that we went to see the theater. This is around the corner from the main Roman gateway-- the 7 Euro ticket included the theater, the cryptoportico, a circa 1100 church, and a fantastic museum with local archeological treasures.

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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Small but very interesting archeological sight. Only €7 for a ticket to get in here and three other historical sites/museums around Aosta city centre - well worth it!

Thank Neil D
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We were so happy we paid the minimal fee to visit these breathtaking historical locations while visiting. Our kids were in awe and we all learned something new.

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