The Roman Amphitheater is located on a saddle between Guasco Hill and Cappuccini Hill, overlooking the port and the old town. According to archaelogists, it was built in the 1st century upon the foundations of a pre-existing Greek theather, during the reign of Emperor Augustus. It was then expanded during the reign of Trajan, at a time when the city was growing rapidly.
We owe its discovery, in 1810, to abbot and historian Antonio Leoni, who recognized Roman masonry within the walls and arches of the Bonarelli family’s palace.
The southern sector was excavated in 1930s by the Archaelogical Department of Le Marche. After an earthquake in 1972, further excavations revealed other parts of the amphitheater.
The adjacent buildings are home to the Regional Secretariat of the Ministry of Culture.
Reasons to visit:
- Travel back 2000 years
- Breathtaking view of the riviera
- A unique place
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