The Roman theatre in Gubbio, a place of entertainment since 20 BC.
A visit to the remains of the Roman theatre and to the findings in the Antiquarium is a valuable opportunity to learn about the social organisation of the Roman city of Iguvium – Gubbio: from the places of entertainment to those of living, which reveal the tastes, customs and habits of that period.
The theatre, completed by the magistrate Gnaeus Satrius Rufus around 20 BC, was built with large limestone blocks worked in rustic ashlar. It has two orders of arcades, of which the lower order and some arches corresponding to the upper gallery remain standing. Remains of reticulated work can be found in the vomitorium corridors. The cavea is divided into four wedges and the strips without steps probably contained wooden stairs. The floor of the orchestra, paved with limestone slabs, allows the collection of rainwater in a large cistern under the pulpitum. The frons scaenae has two quadrangular side niches and a central, semicircular one.
The building could accommodate about 6000 spectators and was among the largest of its time.
The park of the Roman theatre is a perfect place for relaxing and resting your eyes in nature, breathing in an atmosphere of history. We end our day in Gubbio in this park, during the Tour of Umbria, to finish the visit of the most beautiful medieval city in Italy in style.
More information on the Tour of Umbria “In the heart of the Middle Ages” can be found here: https://www.spiritualtour.it/en/umbria-tour/
Source: website Beni Culturali Gubbio – https://www.beniculturali.it/luogo/teatro-romano-e-antiquarium-di-gubbio