The Flavian Amphitheater

Up the hill from the port of Pozzuoli and the city’s first marketplace, sits the third largest amphitheater in Italy after the Colosseum in Rome and the amphitheater at Capua. It is known as the Flavian Amphitheater because it was constructed during the reign of the Flavian Dynasty (69 – 96 AD) and designed by the same architects who worked on the Colosseum. Some sources however attribute the amphitheater to Nero, Roman Emperor 54 to 68, dating its completion to sometime around 66 AD.

The Flavian Amphitheater was the city’s prime venue for gladiator games, chariot races, animal slayings, and executions, and in its heyday, it held some 20,000 spectators. Much of the elliptical amphitheater’s structure is still intact today, the most impressive of which is the amphitheater’s well preserved subterranean passageways. Open to the public, you can wander the amphitheater’s underground at your leisure where you’ll find ancient Roman arches, thick brick walls, fallen marble columns, and dark inlets which once housed the gladiators, their elaborate props and of course, caged the wild beasts.

This is an interesting place of attraction and worth a visit while you are touring in Italy and hiring a car would be the best bet and car-rental-italy provides you cars on hire from a wide range and of fleet they have on offer. They provide car rentals economically, especially during the holiday season, when tourists are more. So take pleasure to explore the place with your hired set of wheels taking you places.

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