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The Capuan Amphitheatre
Foto Santa Maria Capua Vetere: The Capuan Amphitheatre
Probably built by Hadrian on the site of another older amphitheatre, it is surrounded by the garden of the archaeological excavations. It was the second largest amphitheatre after the roman Colosseum and was mainly used for spectator sports, games and displays. The brickwork was entirely covered with precious marbles. It is the city's symbol.
Church of Saint Mary Major
Foto Santa Maria Capua Vetere: Church of Saint Mary Major
The church is located in Matteotti Square where there is also a World Wars memorial. It is a big structure including an impressive campanile of the 16th century, other religious buildings and the main church, whose facade is in a late flamboyant Baroque taste. Santa Maria Maggiore has undergone numerous remodelling and its interiors show signs of different ages and styles.
Hadrian’s Arch
Foto Santa Maria Capua Vetere: Hadrian’s Arch
This massive arch was erected in the 2nd century in honour of emperor Hadrian. It is located on the via Appia, the most important ancient Roman road that connected Rome to Brindisi. Via Appia passes through the city centre.
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