Gubbio

The Roman Theatre - Gubbio

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The visit itinerary to the ruins of the Roman theatre—Teatro Romano—and the archaeological finds kept in the Antiquarium provide an opportunity to learn about the social organization of the Roman town of Iguvium—Gubbio—from the recreational to the residential areas revealing the tastes, tradition and customs of the time.
The Theatre, constructed with the contribution of the town's magistrate Gneus Satrius Rufus around 20 B.C., was built with large rusticated blocks of limestone. It has two orders of arcades, of which the lower arcade and some arches of the upper arcade still remain standing. Remnants of some Opus Reticolatum—brickwork used in exterior walls typical of the ancient Roman architecture—are in the corridors and the vomitoires.
The cavea is subdivided into four wedges and the strips without steps were probably fitted with wooden stairs. The floor of the orchestra, paved with slabs of limestone, allowed for the drainage of rainwater into a large cistern positioned underneath, called the pulpitum. The frons scaenaes has two lateral rectangular niches and a central semicircular niche. The theatre could hold up to six thousand spectators and was among the largest at the time.
Information

Via del Teatro Romano
06024 - Gubbio (PG) 
email: sba-umb@beniculturali.it

 

Source: Regione Umbria - Servizio Musei e soprintendenza ai beni librari 

Information

Via del Teatro Romano
06024 - Gubbio (PG) 
email: sba-umb@beniculturali.it

 

Source: Regione Umbria - Servizio Musei e soprintendenza ai beni librari