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Teatro Romano

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Address: Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
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+39 0165 231665
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10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Aostan Roman Theatre stands out for its straight southern facade...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the atmosphere was completely dirlfferent to the other Christmas markets I have attended.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 perspective. There is a decent size area that you can explore. It was beyond worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 when we visited. It is best to go on a sunny day and I recommend... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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 a bit boring

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4 of 5 bubbles 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) Roman Forum and Cryptoporticus and 4) Archeological Museum at either the Teatro Romano or Archeological... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 site worth visiting.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 much material around to enlighten visitors except a simple brochure.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 heart of Aosta with good views to the north. A must-see if you are int... More 

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