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Ostia Antica Things to Do: 37 reviews and 82 photos
A grand outdoor museum - smaller than Pompeii but more intimate and certainly less crowded. The theatre - a lovely place to just sit and rest awhile - much to see and enjoy inside and outside the theatre.
Construction in the age of Augusto, a registration attributes it to Agrippa who died in the 12 a.c. With rear and coevo (the Large square of the Corporations) it formed a huge complex and accommodated 4000 spectators. At the end of IVth century the building was restored by Ragonio Vincenzio Celso. The entrance corridor was strengthened using bases of statues taken from the Large square of the Corporations that was by now in abandonment. At that time, Celso erected a statue of Rome, whose pedestal rises today behind the east ninfeo. In this late age the theatre came moreover adapted to colimbetra for aquatic shows “tetinimi” in which the Nereidi and the nymphs of classic mythology exhibited.
Address: Ostia Antica
Directions: Ostia Antica - South of Rome
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