Anfiteatro Romano, Assisi

Amphitheatre in Assisi

Roman Arena, Assisi
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The Roman amphitheatre of Assisi is situated in the district of Porta Perlici, one of the eight historic gates of the city.

Although much of the ancient structure has not survived, a notable remnant is a wedge of the travertine arch. The amphitheatre dates back to the first half of the first century A.D. Its construction features two rows of steps in cement work, which are still partially preserved and visible today.

The original elliptical shape of the amphitheatre can be discerned between the garden wall that borders the ancient site and the surrounding medieval buildings, which were formed from the vaults of the amphitheatre. This adaptation highlights its significance as a prime example of how structures from ancient Rome were repurposed during the Middle Ages.

In essence, the Roman amphitheatre is an important historical artifact, illustrating the continuity and transformation of architectural uses from antiquity through to medieval times.

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Visiting Anfiteatro Romano, Assisi

Address: Via Teatro Romano, Assisi, PG 06081, 06081 Assisi PG, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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