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Roman Amphitheatre, Ancona

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  • Easily accessible on foot or by car from the port of Ancona, should not be excluded during a visit to the old town, maybe pairing it to the visit of the Cathedral that overlooks the port area. Located in the Valley between the Guasco hill (home to the Cathedral, dedicated to St Cyriacus) and Cappuccini (on which both the old and the new lighthouse), the Roman amphitheatre is one of the city's historical and architectural elements that testify to the Roman presence in the area, followed by the Greeks who built on the same Guasco hill the Acropolis of the city. The amphitheatre is visible in part, later buildings of roads and palaces had concealed the presence. The road itself that reaches it is located on the axis longer than the ellipse that defines the perimeter. It was built during the Augustan period and completed at the time of Trajan at the turn of the 1st century BC and the 1st century AD. Below, across the road which crosses it, breaking the waves of the Adriatic Sea against the rocky coast that drops down sheer cliffs. The auditorium is elliptical. There were twenty seats divided into three orders and the environment could hold about 10,000 people from the town and its surroundings. These two doors: the door Pompae, for soldiers, and the door Libitinensis, consecrated to the goddess Libitina, goddess who presided over to step into the underworld of the dead in the arena. Near the amphitheatre, baths can be seen in particular, mosaic tiling with an image of a dolphin and the frescoes of the frigidarium, as well as the remains of thermal heating system. Currently, the Amphitheater hosts during the summer cultural events, including music concerts, in particular, of Opera, plays, poetry meetings. Christmas was the seat of a Nativity scene. The amphitheatre is and has been the focus of restoration and recovery and shaping the infesting vegetation management in the archaeological area held in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of Marche.
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  • After the closure of the prison I think said "santa palazia" due to the earthquake of 1972 and subsequent cleanup of debris and rubble was revalued that already existed within the prison itself, not usable at the time for obvious reasons!!! It's really worth to visit these places on a historical journey of great value.
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  • Accessible from the Cathedral of Ancona in three minutes. Nice, but there is still much to be done to make it accessible to the city and visitors and turn it into one of the best city excellence. Viewed from behind the fences, as currently you are forced to do, does not express its full potential, although the size and spectacle of some glimpses is indisputable. Need the courage to create a real Archaeological Park and to sacrifice traffic report and the newer buildings to return to the Amphitheater full visibility and real usability.
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  • Sin finding the archaeological area closed.
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