Amphitheatre Places

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Roman Arena of VeronaRoman Arena of Verona
Verona, Italy
c. 20-30 CE

The third-largest Roman amphitheater in the world after those in Rome and Capua, this ancient arena dominates the town square of Verona and hosts a famous opera festival each summer.

Rome, Italy

Built in 80 CE to host gladiatorial combats and other entertainment, the Colosseum was the largest amphitheatre in the Roman world. Although much damaged and plundered over the centuries, it remains an imposing presence in the heart of Rome.

Arena of NimesArena of Nimes
Nimes, France

Built in 70 CE, this ancient Roman amphitheatre is still in use today for concerts and other events.

Cirencester Amphitheatre
Cirencester, England, UK

Now softened by time and covered with grass, the 2nd-century amphitheatre of ancient Corinium (Cirencester) was one of the largest Roman amphitheatres in Britain. At the time, Corinium was second in importance only to London.