THEATER OF MARCELLUS


Begun by Caesar and dedicated thereafter by Augustus to the memory of his nephew and son-in-law Marcellus, this was one of greatest theaters in ancient Rome. It could hold around 15,000 spectators. It was used as a source of building materials, then as a medieval fort belonging to the Pierleoni family. It was then transformed by Peruzzi the architect into a sumptuous renaissance palazzo for the noble Savelli family.



V.del Teatro Marcello

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