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Teatro Romano

Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
+39 0165 231665
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Beautiful Roman Ruins

Aosta's Roman ruins are stunning. I am so glad that we went to see the theater. This is around... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Lake Bluff
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Very interesting site

Small but very interesting archeological sight. Only €7 for a ticket to get in here and three other... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Neil D
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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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Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
+39 0165 231665
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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...More

Thank Thelwell
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
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.

Thank FLFamFive
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Unexpected find in Aosta. Worth a stroll round the site and it's impressive backdrop of snow capped peaks.

Thank Mile-Enders
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Not to belittle this site but it used to be freely accessible to all. For years I dropped by here to show my visiting friends some of the origins of this city. Now however the province is charging 7 euros to visit this and half...More

Thank Grivola
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Wow! What a find. Travelling over from Switzerland after a week on the snow to find aosta. A gem of a town. A walled city with lots to see and plenty of parks for the kids. Thoroughly recommend the town and this attraction,

Thank Keffmeister
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The spectacular feature of Aosta is the southern façade of the Roman theatre – 22 metres high. It was built in the 1st century AD. It held 3 or 4 thousand spectators. The backdrop of Mont Blanc and the Alps makes for a truly memorable...More

Thank Archaeobuff
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...More

Thank Steit S
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.

Thank iat410
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Nina1940
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18 July 2015|
Response from Miriam A |
With the car, you take the D902, then the D 1090 and the montain pass "Petit Saint-Bernard", then the A5. In Aosta you can park your car near the Place Portes Prétoriennes.
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