Rome lights up Theatre of Marcellus

Teatro di Marcello is latest Rome monument to be lit up at night.

The Theatre of Marcellus has become the latest Rome site to be illuminated by the capital's energy supplier ACEA.

The new LED ligthing system involves the illumination of the exterior and interior of the monument in addition to flood-lighting the surrounding archaeological remain including the remaining Corinthian columns from the Temple of Apollo Sosianus.

Known in Italian as the Teatro di Marcello, the ancient theatre dates from the first century BC and resembles a mini-Colosseum.

The site had been closed for maintenance since 1 April but reopened to the public on 13 July, in time for the Concerti del Tempietto series of open-air classical concerts.

The walkway between Via Montanara and the Portico d'Ottavia monument in the Jewish Ghetto has also been reopened, with a resurfaced path. 

The illumination of the Theatre of Marcellus follows similar lighting schemes installed in recent years at Rome's Synagogue, the Palatine Hill, the Pyramid of Cestius and Porta di S. Paolo, Piazza del Campidoglio and the Castle at S. Severa.

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Address Via del Teatro di Marcello, 00186 Roma RM, Italia

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Rome lights up Theatre of Marcellus

Via del Teatro di Marcello, 00186 Roma RM, Italia