The Remains of the Amphitheater
It is estimated that it dates back to the second half of the 1st century AD.
The discovery took place during the excavations for the construction of the Gallizzi fur shop
The Roman Amphitheater
The amphitheater is a Romanesque building often used for public performances. Its remains probably date back to the second half of the 1st century AD and are located on the northeastern outskirts of the ancient Hasta center. The elliptical structure must have had a diameter of about 104 meters.
Today, the perimeter walls, 180 cm thick, and two spine walls, 80 cm thick, directed towards the center of the amphitheater, are still present. The walls are made up of a conglomerate of pebbles and mortar, horizontally interposed every 60 cm by a double layer of sesquipedal bricks.
The remains were discovered in 1987 during the excavations for the construction of the Palazzo della Pellicceria Gallizzi, at a depth of 3 meters above the street level. The site, set up in the basement of the Gallizzi Fur Shop, can normally be visited by appointment thanks to the sensitivity of the owners of the fur shop.