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Amphitheatre of Pompeii - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Via Plinio, 169, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

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About Amphitheatre of Pompeii

Pompeii’s amphitheatre was built by C. Quintius Valgus and M Procius, two of Sulla’s commanders who became the city’s magistrates after its subjugation by the Romans. This dates the amphitheatre to 70AD, making it one of the earliest constructed Roman amphitheatres and the oldest one left standing. It is located in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and was buried by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, that also buried Pompeii itself and the neighbouring town of Herculaneum.

Attractions Near Amphitheatre of Pompeii

House of Menander
House of Menander0.48km from Amphitheatre of Pompeii

The Casa del Menandro is one of Pompeii's most prominent houses. It has an outstanding, elegant peristyle beyond its beautifully frescoed atrium. On the peristyle's far right side a doorway leads to a private bathhouse, lavished with exquisite frescoes and mosaics. The house was excavated between November 1926 and June 1932 and is located in Region I, Insula 10, Entrance 4 of the city.

House of the Vettii
House of the Vettii0.9km from Amphitheatre of Pompeii

The House of the Faun is a Domus of the Roman era, buried during the ' eruption of Vesuvius in 79, and found as a result of the archaeological excavations of the' ancient Pompeii: is one of the greatest examples of ' Roman art of I century and is named after the owners, Aulo Vettio Restituto and Aulo Vettio Conviva. It is located in region VI, near the Vesuvian Gate, bordered by the Vicolo di Mercurio and the Vicolo dei Vettii. The house is one of the largest Domus in Pompeii, spanning the entir

House of the Faun
House of the Faun0.91km from Amphitheatre of Pompeii

The House of the Faun is a house of Roman times, buried during the ' eruption of Vesuvius in 79, and found as a result of the archaeological excavations of the' ancient Pompeii: it is one of the largest homes in the city and owes its name to a statue in bronze, depicting a satyr, placed in the impluvium. It almost completely occupies Insula 12 of Regio VI.

Temple of Apollo
Temple of Apollo0.94km from Amphitheatre of Pompeii

Temple of Apollo is the oldest religious building in Pompeii, dated to 6th Century BC because of its architectural decorations, though its current layout dates back to the 2nd century BC. The temple, in the center of a sacred enclosure, was surrounded on all four sides by a wide series of tuff columns from Nocera, originally grooved and with Ionic capitals, that were being replaced with stucco columns and Corinthian capitals painted in yellow, red, and dark blue.

Villa di Poppea
Villa di Poppea3.66km from Amphitheatre of Pompeii

The Villa Poppaea is an ancient Roman seaside villa situated between Naples and Sorrento, in southern Italy. The villa is believed to have belonged to Poppaea Sabina, the second wife of Emperor Nero - certainly, its size and lavish decoration indicate that its owner must have been considered wealthy. It was now one 0of the prime attractions in this area.

Valle dei mulini
Valle dei mulini8.86km from Amphitheatre of Pompeii

A beautiful historic valley which was located in Sorrento, Italy. The valley originates from the release of waters into a tufa plain about 37,000 years ago, following the eruption of the Campi Flegrei. It is considered one of the most enchanting views of the Sorrento Peninsula. It is known for its variety and unique plants. the valley is surrounded by 2 rivers; Casarlano-Cesarano and S. Antonino.

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