Anfiteatro Flavio

sights / Historic

Anfiteatro Flavio information

Pozzuoli & Surrounds , Italy
Via Nicola Terracciano 75
+390 848 80 02 88
Getting there
Train: Cumana to Pozzuoli
Metro: Pozzuoli
adult/reduced €4/2
Opening hours
9am-1hr before sunset Wed-Mon
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Back in its ancient heyday, Italy's third-largest amphitheatre – desired by Nero, and completed by Vespasian from AD 69 to 79 – could hold over 20,000 spectators and was occasionally flooded for mock naval battles. 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 caged wild beasts up to their waiting victims through the overhead 'skylights'.