The Roman Theatre is one of the better preserved ancient monuments in Spoleto. It was only excavated in the second half of the 20th century. Nowadays it is used for a variety of cultural events.
Roman Theatre Spoleto
Address, opening times and admission
Address: Teatro Romano – Via di Sant’Agata 18\A – Spoleto (tel. +39 0743223277). Opening times: 08.30 till 19.30 uur. Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December. Admission: 4 Euros; 18-25 years of age: 2 Euros; younger than 18: Free. Spoleto Card: Valid.
History and description
The Roman Theatre was constructed in the 1st century BC. Although Giuseppe Sordini in 1891 had already pointed out the presence of the theatre, the excavations only started in 1960. Sordini had deduced the presence of the monument from an old 6th century drawing, which placed the theatre near the present Sant’Agata Convent.
The Teatro Romano is now part of the complex of the National Archaeological Museum.
The entrance is in the Via Sant’Agata, but to get an idea of the monument’s structure it is best to view it from the west side of the Piazza della Libertà.