They should see with their own eyes.
Two thousand years ago, the mighty Roman emperors not only ruled half the world, but also built large stadiums called amphitheaters. This is a huge round or oval stadiums which were held Gladiator fights and even executions. In General, all to entertain the audience. Large amphitheater could accommodate up to 20,000 people, and the famous Colosseum in Rome could take more than 50 000 spectators.
And even after two millennia some of these amphitheatres still standing and serve as a venue of different events and musical concerts. Here are 4 of the most famous Roman amphitheater, functioning to this day.
Arena di Verona
Built in the first century, the arena di Verona is situated in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy. The amphitheatre is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind. Like all amphitheatres, the arena has hosted Gladiator fights. Today, good acoustics and unique location make this Roman arena is the perfect venue for Opera performances that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to Verona every year.
The arena also hosted several rock and pop concerts for such stars as Pink Floyd, Alicia Keys, Deep Purple, Dire Straits, Rod Stewart, sting, Bjork and Whitney Houston. If you are a creative person, rent of concert equipment and forward – to conquer the music lovers of Verona.
The Pula Arena Amphitheatre
The amphitheatre of Pula is located in Pula in Croatia. Built between 27 BC and 68 ad, it is one of the six largest surviving Roman arenas in the world and only the best-preserved Roman amphitheatre.
The film festival in Pula arena.
The amphitheater in Arles
The amphitheatre in Arles is the Roman amphitheatre duplex located in the southern French city of Arles. Built in 90 ad, the amphitheatre was able to accommodate more than 20,000 spectators and entertained the audience at the chariot races and bloody Gladiator battles. Today it draws crowds of people to view bullfighting as well as plays and concerts.
The amphitheatre in Nimes.
The amphitheater is located in the city of Nimes. The facade of the arena is 21 metres high decorated with 120 arches divided over two levels. Inside an elliptical area with a length of 133 meters and a width of 101 meters, surrounded by 34 rows of seats. In earlier times, the amphitheatre had a capacity of 24,000 spectators. Today, the amphitheatre could hold about 16,000 visitors.
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