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Roman Theatre of Trieste

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Trieste is a very old, walled city that was built by Emperor Octavian in 33 BC. The city developed greatly between the 1st and 2nd centuries. The Roman theatre lies at the foot of the San Giusto hill, not far from the sea. The construction takes advantage of the natural slope of the mountain to support the amphitheatre with its rows of seating and covers its length. The statues that decorate the theatre were transferred to the city's museum for conservation. There are summer shows and festivals performed here, and it's lit every night of the year, giving rise to a very special scene. You can visit inside, but you can see a lot from the outside.

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