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THE ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE

A theatre for Gladiators, a Military Fortification, and a Public Vegetable Garden throughout the ages…

The Roman Amphitheatre in Rimini, which was constructed in the 2nd Century AD, was a large structure of about 118 m by 88 m with a big arena in the centre measuring 73 m by 44 m.

The theatre hosted gladiator’s exhibitions. It is thought that it could seat up to 12 thousand spectators. Over the centuries the Rimini Amphitheatre was incorporated into the city walls and used as a military fortification against the attacks of the Barbarians. It was subsequently employed as a public vegetable garden in the Medieval period, and as a quarry of building materials for centuries.

Unfortunately, like many monuments in Rimini, it was devastated by bombs during the Second World War.

Discover the Roman Amphitheatre in Rimini and many other works dating back to the Roman Empire!