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Bleso Amphitheatre


The ancient Roman amphitheatre of Tivoli, also known as the Bleso Amphitheatre, dates from the second century of the imperial age. It could accommodate up to 2,000 spectators. According to some researchers, close to this extraordinary testimony of the magnificence of Rome, there was also the Schola Gladiatorum, but there are no traces of it.

The historic amphitheatre, located near Piazza Garibaldi, was discovered in 1948 during some works for the construction of a highway. Today we can only admire the ruins. In fact, the original structure was destroyed during the construction of the Rocca Pia, commissioned by Pope Pius II Piccolomini as a defence against attackers.


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