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Anfiteatro Romano, Rimini
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  • This amphitheatre is suitable especially for a quick snack of the poodle. In fact, we were perplexed to find that there was no check to prevent the intrusion of people using such monument to dine, aided by the somewhat secluded place than the urban context. The visit to the Amphitheatre was inevitably fleeting due to the precarious security situation that had arisen. To highlight that this monument was unearthed only partially and not dutifully managed and controlled by the Provost. Big disappointment!
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  • The Amphitheatre was built under the emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. He returned to light thanks to the excavations of 1843-44. Located on the outskirts of the city, then called Ariminum. At that time, the sea was near the amphitheatre, practically came to via Roma. The amphitheatre could accommodate 10,000 spectators. The proximity to the sea allowed him to fill it with water to simulate the naval battles. For comparison: the Roman Colosseum (Flavian Amphitheatre) measured 187.77 x 165.64 meters while the amphitheatre measured 117.7 x 88 metres from Rimini. Was the construction of the amphitheatre to elevate the rank of Ariminum. In later centuries became a lazzaretto, then was abandoned to itself.
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  • Very interesting archaeological site. Sin is visible, in part, from the outside. Is not open to the public and is, therefore, a missed opportunity
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  • Probably in ancient times, it was really impressive in size, but the small handful of ruins that remained, somehow not at all impressive. Space they occupy little more than modest dimensions. Everything else has long built homes, kindergartens/camps etc.
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  • ENG----------------------the Roman amphitheatre stood on the edge of the village of Ariminum, near the coastline, then further back than the present. Elliptical, altogether measuring 118x88 meters, while the arena had a width of 73 meters, not far from that of the largest amphitheaters. Took place there were a vast public gladiatorial, at least 12,000 spectators. Access was done through two main entrances, placed at the end of the major axis, and the many other entries that flowed into them in the hallway stairs, perimeter from which was leading to the bleachers. Built in the 2nd century AD, as evidenced by the coin of the Roman emperor Hadrian found in a masonry, was developed on two superimposed orders: the simple brick structure, which was outside a Colonnade of 60 arches had to be very effective especially for those who came from the sea. When in the third century, to cope with the lowering of the barbarians, the city was endowed with a new defensive wall, the outer ring of the Amphitheatre was incorporated into the city walls. The original function was lost during the Middle Ages used for vegetable gardens; in 1600 there was a Lazaretto, connected to the Church and monastery of Santa Maria in Turre wall. Events that have obscured the memory until, in the 19th century, Louis Tam uncovered part of the facilities. Remains buried on the South-western sector on which, after the war, insists the Italian Swiss educational center. ENG----------------------The Roman amphitheatre stood on the outskirts of the city of Ariminum, close to what was once the coastline. Oval in shape, its external dimensions were 118 by 88 metres, with an arena of 73 by 44 metres, only slightly smaller than the largest amphitheatres built. Rimini's amphitheatre was used for gladiator fights that attracted a vast public of at least 12.000 spectators. In addition to the two main entrances at each end of the structure, there were several smaller ones that led to a corridor running right round the edge of the amphitheatre, and this opened onto steps leading to the stone seating tiers. Built in the second century AD, as shown by a coin from the reign of Hadrian found embedded in a wall, the amphitheatre had two storeys. The rather plain brickwork structure, which had an external arcade with 60 arches, must have been most impressive, particularly for those reaching Rimini by sea. When the city was forced to defend itself against the Barbarian invasions of the third century, the outer part of the amphitheatre was incorporated into its new ring of defensive walls. Deprived of its original function, in the Middle Ages it was used for market gardens, and in the 1600 's a lazaretto was constructed here, connected with the church and monastery of Santa Maria in Turre wall. The amphitheatre was then forgotten until in the 1800 's Louis Tam rediscovered part of the original structure. The entire southern and western section, over which the Italo-Swiss Educational Centre stands, is still covered.
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  • Ancient archeology, Roman city, the amphitheatre in Rimini with the characteristics of the power of Rome,
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  • Good potential, but always closed, and sacrificed in a corner.
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  • Was "little," sin is virtually unrecognizable.
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