Teatro di Marcello

Historic Building in Centro Storico

To the east of Rome's Jewish Ghetto, the Teatro di Marcello is the star turn of the dusty Area del Teatro di Marcello. A 20,000-seat mini-Colosseum, the theatre was planned by Julius Caesar and completed in 11 BC by Augustus who named it after a favourite nephew, Marcellus. In the 16th century, a palazzo, which now contains several exclusive apartments, was built on top of the original structure.