Auditorium of Mecenate - Underground Rome

Auditorium of Mecenate - Underground Rome
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$117.65
Duration: 60 minutes
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Description

The Auditorium of Mecenate is located in Rome city center
The building, now protected by a roofing, originally had a vaulted roof, and consists of a large hall which is 24 meters long and 13 wide, with a semicircular apse on the bottom which has a staircase with seven concentric steps.
However, the peculiarity of the building is the pictorial decoration, realized at the beginning of the first century AD, which is well maintained both in the niches and on the top, where there is an ornament on a black background with Dionysian scenes and miniature gardens. The steps that distinguish the back wall are too small to let us think it was a theater (idea that, at the time of the discovery, gave name to the place), in fact it is nothing but than a monumental fountain.

  • This is an exclusive visit, so the site will open only for you.
  • This tour includes a private guide at disposition and entrance tickets with reservation.
  • The meeting point with your guide will be at the entrance of the site.
  • Your guide will wait for you with personalized signboard. 
                                                
Your private guide will let you immerse in the history of the site. One of the room that are in the underground site was probably used as a “summer triclinium”, that is to say a place of convivial meetings and cultural events...                                       

You will discover this and more other things during this tour!      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

The Auditorium of Mecenate is located in Rome city center
The building, now protected by a roofing, originally had a vaulted roof, and consists of a large hall which is 24 meters long and 13 wide, with a semicircular apse on the bottom which has a staircase with seven concentric steps.
However, the peculiarity of the building is the pictorial decoration, realized at the beginning of the first century AD, which is well maintained both in the niches and on the top, where there is an ornament on a black background with Dionysian scenes and miniature gardens. The steps that distinguish the back wall are too small to let us think it was a theater (idea that, at the time of the discovery, gave name to the place), in fact it is nothing but than a monumental fountain.