17 Jul 2015
The Flavian Amphitheatre is one of two existing Roman amphitheater in Pozzuoli (the other is currently buried under the line of the underground). Begun under Nero and completed by Vespasian (A.D. 69-79); measure m.149 x 116 and could hold about 20,000 spectators. Well-preserved the undergrounds where it was possible to study the complex of cages lifting system with the beasts. In 305, under the persecution of Diocletian, they were exposed in the arena seven Christian martyrs were later beheaded near the Solfatara.