Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Teatro Romano (Gubbio)

This is one of the oldest panoramica that you could see there in Gubbio...this is called the "theatre of Iguvium". This was been constructured during the first century aD. by using square blocks of limestone from the local area. The walls' covering is ashlar. The tiers, having a diameter of 70 meters, are divided by short stairs in four parts.
Externally to the tiers there is a colonnade of arches on pillars. The upper one, with another colonnade, today missing, would have formed a portich going all around the theatre.
In summertime (July/August) it becomes a suggestive scenario for playing masterpieces of classical authors.