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Milan's Roman Amphitheatre (Anfiteatro Romano), Milan

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The Milan amphitheatre was a Roman amphitheatre in the ancient city of Mediolanum, the modern Milan in northern Italy.HistoryThe amphitheatre was built near the Porta Ticinese in the 2nd-3rd centuries AD when Mediolanum grew as economical and political importance while Rome declined. It remained in use until the city was one of the capitals of the Western Roman Empire . Later it was abandoned after Christianity imposed an end to arena games, but also as, in the wake of the imperial crisis, animals to be used in the amphitheatre were no longer imported. It became a quarry for construction stones as early as the 4th century AD, when the Basilica of San Lorenzo was built.The edifice was demolished during a Barbarian attack on Milan, as it was located outside the walls and could therefore be used as stronghold by the attackers. The date of the event is uncertain, however: it could be 402, during the Visigothic invasion of Italy, or in 452, when northern Italy was ravaged by Attila, or during the Gothic Wars .StructureThe scanty remains of the amphitheatre have, however, allowed the archaeologists to calculate that it was long and wide. The arena measured 71x.
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  • There's not much to see really. But when you try to imagine how ancient and old that is, it kinda blow your mind. Also it's free and there are not so many visitors around.  more »
  • I heard of this place but never been before, it was great to bump into it and find it open though. This museum includes a small room I have not visited, together with heaps of roman remains of columns...  more »
  • While I was walking towards San Lorenzo, my eyes by chance caught a glimpse of a signboard on the sidewalk indicating there was a free exhibition inside one of the buildings. So I popped into a small ...  more »
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  • Nice place, and free entrance! The info panels are a bit too detailed and boring, so I recommend doing your own research. There's not too much to see, but you can still grasp the size of the original building by what's left!
  • No way to see that place. Disapointed
  • The information on this site is incomplete in the mayoría de guías, is a public park, but it is in the interior of a isla de casas, and you have to access the patio of a church that Microsoft el paso, but if not don't know conoce sabe como enter. Y no está abierto todos los días. Dejo unas fotos en como login to lugar y that day, for help in otros viajeros.
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  • Beautiful park tucked away in Milan, great on the Sundays in spring. The entrance is the door of a building, but entering the courtyard we find ourselves in a nice Park with the remains of one of the landmarks of the ancient Mediolanum. Explanatory signs give great information for fans.
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  • Surrounded by a small park closed, rather quiet for being in the center of Milan, the visible ruins are a small part of an amphitheatre which was originally estimated to be of significant size
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