Anfiteatro Flavio

sights / Architecture

Anfiteatro Flavio information

Location
Pozzuoli & Surrounds , Italy
Address
Via Terracciano 75
Telephone
+390 81 526 60 07
Prices
admission €4
Opening hours
9am to 1hr before sunset Wed-Mon
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The third-largest amphitheatre in Italy, the Anfiteatro Flavio could hold over 20,000 spectators and was occasionally flooded for mock naval battles. Wanted by Nero and completed by Vespasian (AD 69-79), its best-preserved remains lie under the main arena. Wander among the fallen columns and get your head around the complex mechanics involved in hoisting the caged wild beasts up to their waiting victims through the overhead 'skylights'.