There are several Roman Amphitheatres as the Colosseum in Italy. Here is the list of them:
- Verona’s Arena – the third largest amphitheatre in Italy, holding up to 25.000 spectators. Morever, it is considered as the world’s largest opera with seating for 14.000 spectators. The arena hosts open-air opera performances and is used for concerts.
- Pompeii Amphitheatre – dates to 70 BC and was the first arena built by the Romans. Around 20.000 spectators could fit inside. Pompeii is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
- Capua Amphitheatre – the world’s second largest with dimensions of 170 meters wide and 46 meters tall with four levels. Historians believe that it was built in the 1st century BC. Inside, there are the subterranean passages with baths and tombs located nearby the site.
- The Flavian Amphitheatre in Pozzuoli – the third largest of Italy’s Roman arenas. Previously, it could fit 20.000 spectators. However, the construction was partly buried from a volcanic eruption.
- Ostia Antica – the ancient Roman port, which is one of the best options for day trips from Rome. There are old streets, shops, ancient houses of the huge complex. The amphitheatre located there dates to 12 BC. It could fit up to 3500 spectators.
- Fiesole Arena – the archeological park which dates to the 1st century BC. The amphitheatre was used for outdoor performances and concerts during summer days.
- Roman Amphitheatre of Syracuse – is both a Roman amphitheatre and a Greek theater. There is a square hole in the center of the arena. Some historians say that there were crocodiles who fed on the bodies, while others say that it was used for lifting animals into the arena.