Roman Arena of Verona
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.
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 Nimes
Built in 70 CE, this ancient Roman amphitheatre is still in use today for concerts and other events.
Amphithéâtre des Trois Gaules
Constructed around 20 BCE, this Roman amphitheater witnessed the martyrdom of St. Blandine and other early Christians.
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.