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Amphitheater Beneath Palazzo Vecchio to Open Permanently

The Roman amphitheater beneath Palazzo Vecchio will be permanently open to public view, following its public inauguration at the UNESCO World Forum on Culture and Cultural Industries held in Florence in October.


“The project is of great historical significance because it is the only complex of ancient Roman ruins that can be visited in Florence,” said Florence’s mayor, Dario Nardella.  


Dating back to the Roman city of Florentia in the first century AD, the 5000-seat amphitheater sprawled across modern-day Piazza della Signoria and the site of Palazzo Vecchio, and included a bathhouse and various services designed to accommodate theater-goers.
After years of excavation under the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage of Tuscany, the site will be open to Palazzo Vecchio visitors and feature a video projection illustrating its history.


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