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Teatro Romano

Via Porta Praetoria | Angolo Via du Baillage, 11100, Aosta, Italy
+39 0165 231665
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Worth the visit - difficult to understand what everything is

This should be the second attraction to visit of the 4 included in the ticket. The first thing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Conram
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Aosta was once a key Roman city

At the foothills of the Alps, Aosta was a key Roman city and the Theater ruins give a good sense of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Europeisgreat
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be the second attraction to visit of the 4 included in the ticket. The first thing you notice is the impressive wall of the theater - you see the external side of the southern wall of the theater as you enter the site....More

Thank Conram
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the foothills of the Alps, Aosta was a key Roman city and the Theater ruins give a good sense of the size of the the theater. The photos as you enter show how the theater actually would have looked.

Thank Europeisgreat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Teatro Romano is not much more that some remains of a Roman theatre. The visit is not worth the entrance fee (€ 7 p.p.). Staff was unfriendly and even rude. If you want so see the main attraction of the theatre, you can also...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The remains of the Roman theatre are a must-see if you are in Aosta but the entry fee also gives you access to 3 other archaeological sights all within a few minutes walk of each other and we would definitely recommend that you visit the...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The Roman theater in Aosta is one of the masterpieces of the Roman architecture of the High Empire, it is well preserved. There are more beautiful suggestive events. The price is very low , only Euro 7 you can see other three fantastic archeological sites.

Thank Walter W
Reviewed 31 August 2017

There are a number of Roman ruins in Aosta that are worth seeing, the theater being one of them. It was really beautiful to see. There are also some concerts there in the evenings with the walls lit up. We didn't get to one, but...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

See the history. Is a good place for see the romanic history. Everything is well organised but there is a lack of information in spanish and other languages. Only italian, french and english.

Thank JordiRP62
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

1  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 23 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
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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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