Lecce - Roman theater

Roman theater (granted to the Municipality of Lecce)

RomanTheatre

Location / Directions

Via Ammirati

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description

The Roman Theater of Lecce was discovered accidentally in 1929. Excavations conducted between 1937 and 1938 brought the orchestra, the scaena and part of the auditorium to light. The band of semi-circular shapes has a diameter of13 m. The auditorium has 12 rows of bleachers and is dug directly into the bedrock. Many marble sculptures recovered were preserved and are now on display at the Museo Provincial "Sigismondo Castromediano" inLecce.