Lucera Roman Amphitheater

Remains of a Roman Amphitheater

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The Roman amphitheater in Lucera was one of the largest in southern Italy. Built in the time of Augustus, the arena had an elliptical shape and could hold up to 18,000 spectators, fewer than the Roman amphitheater in Lecce. The main access to the arena was by two large portals, one on the end near the town of Lucera and the other on the opposite end. A statue of Augustus was found during the excavations.

Today you can still see the original plan of the amphitheater and the portals but the external walls are gone. While in Lucera, be sure to visit the castle.

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