"Palestra Grande" Palestra Tip by Willettsworld

Palestra, Pompeii: 9 reviews and 16 photos


The Great Palestra is located opposite the Amphitheatre and was excavated between 1936 and 1951. Pompeians used to come here for athletic games and sports and dates from the Augustus period. The area is 130 by 140 m and has a pool in the middle surrounded by two rows of trees which provided relief from the sun.

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  • Updated Aug 2, 2005
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