Anfiteatro di Abella
Territorio: Avellino e Irpinia
- Tel. +39 081 8251044 (Soprintendenza)
300 meters east from the modern town stands the amphitheatre of the ancient Abella, originally an Oscan city, that later became Etruscan and Samnite, only to pass under the Roman protection in 399 B.C. Similar in dimensions to the amphitheatre in Etruscan and Samnite, only to pass under the Roman protection in 399 B.C. Similar in dimensions to the amphitheatre in Pompeii, it was constructed in the I century B.C. on the ruins of ancient Samnite houses. Of this ancient building still remain the structures in opus reticolatum and the central and lower part of the pit with tuff stalls, while the upper part is missing. On the south-east side, part of the theatre stands on the II century B.C. city walls, of which the inner curtain walls in opus incertum are still visible. During the late imperial period, the construction of the shed on the podium was started, but never finished.
Opening: MON-SAT 9,00-13,30/14,30-17,00