roman anphitheatre in lecce / salento / puglia / italy

roman anphitheatre in lecce / salento / puglia / italy
associatedcontent com
Image by Paolo Margari
historic centre of lecce, italy
hdr, 2008

"…Lecce’s Roman Amphitheatre. An enormous circular structure that seated thousands of patrons. Excavated in 1938, during construction of an Italian bank – the theatre takes up nearly half of the piazza, while the other half remains buried under surrounding coffee shops and boutiques. In its heyday, Lecce’s Amphitheatre was the most important Roman monument of the city. Built under Hadrian’s empire, the amphitheatre dates back to the 2nd century when Lecce thrived under its Roman name of “Lupiae”…"
taken from www.associatedcontent.com/article/13667/lecce_amphitheatr…

anfiteatro romano di lecce