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Roman Amphitheatre

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Roman Amphitheatre

We're coming to Tuscany, and hiring a car, and I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether there are any Roman amphitheatres in the region, I would really like to see one! As I said, we have a car, and I'm not to worried about the state that it's in! I had a quick google, but couldn't find anything. Any suggestions welcome, thanks!

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1. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

None from Tuscany as I recollect, but you'll find photos of a good few here...

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/ovals

There's an extensive list on Italian Google, with the modern-day place names...

it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anfiteatro#Italia

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2. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

Not quite what you are after, but there is a Roman theatre very close by, up in Fiesole, that is definitely worth a visit. There are some remains of an amphitheatre at Arezzo, but if you google the images I think you'll see that the remains at Fiesole are more impressive.

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3. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

Roselle, near Grosseto has some cool remains of an amphitheater.

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4. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

Some.....

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusellae

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Anfiteatro_romano_di_Ros…

This is SO not a country for ploughmen.... everywhere you turn over a sod, there's something - these are also in Tuscany...

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Categoria:Teatri_romani_…

Peter

ED: Just to add a list of other archaeological sites in the Regione...

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Categoria:Siti_archeolog…

Edited: 09 August 2011, 11:23
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5. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

The anfiteatro at Roselle is just a shell and does does not have the stone seating/steps that the one in Fiesole does. You will have to use your imagination. When I was there in June it had plastic chairs set up for some event.

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Edited: 09 August 2011, 20:18
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6. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

I had to fix a broken link. Sorry for the double post.

Here is a photo of the anfiteatro and you can get to the rest of the blog photos by clicking on the Roselle link on the right.

…wordpress.com/2011/06/14/roselle/img_2283/

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Edited: 09 August 2011, 20:29
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7. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

There's also a good Roman theatre at Volterra http://www.volterra.net/ but for really interesting Roman amphitheatres, Umbria is the nearest good area http://www.bella-umbria.com/romanumbria.htm

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8. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

There are ruins of a Roman amphitheatre just outside Arezzo, but there's not much left of it.

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9. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

Thanks for all your help, eventually we went to Fiesole, which was just fantastic, just what I was hoping for, could have stayed there all day, stunning views and very well preserved. Wanted to make it to Volterra too, but didn't have time in the end, will save that one for next time! Thanks for the advice!

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10. Re: Roman Amphitheatre

No amphitheatre, but that looks pretty impessive all the same!

…wikipedia.org/wiki/Area_archeologica_di_Fie…

Sounds like the trip was well worth the effort,

Peter