Santa Maria Capua Vetere wheelchair accessible tours
Santa Maria Capua Vetere is another unmissable stop for those who come to visit Caserta.
Who want to include a historical, archaeological and cultural excursion, is undoubtedly a site must to see.
Also called the New Capua, is about 8km from the Royal Palace of Caserta.
It was probably a model, being the first Roman amphitheater built.
Thanks to the epigraph found during the excavations of 1726 it was possible to reconstruct part of the history of this Amphitheater built in the first century BC.
The Amphitheater in 456 AD it suffered devastating destruction during the sacking of Genseric, but was restore in 530 AD.
During the Gothic and Lombard dominion, the building continued to serve as an arena.
Then, after the destruction of the city in 841 AD by the Saracens, it was transformed into a fortress.
From the period of the Swabian domination it became a quarry for the extraction of stone materials reused in the construction of the buildings of the city.
Partially excavated between 1811 and 1860, it was definitively freed from the enormous masses of soil between 1920 and 1930.
Numerous subsequent conservative restoration interventions over time.
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An important gladiatorial school was located here, in the famous Campanian Amphitheater.
Spartacus the gladiator, who went down in history for leading the rebel slave revolt, trained and fought here.
The school had very strict rules and punished its followers by inflicting harsh corporal punishment.
Nearby the Amphitheater, the Museum of the Gladiators can be visited.
The final stop is the Mithraeum, the underground room with barrel vaults dedicated to the cult of Mithras.
An ancient deity of Persian origin, which is one of the greatest examples, among the rare Mithraic sanctuaries in the world, with pictorial decoration.
The famous Arch of Hadrian is also of great importance.
Today only one of the three original archways remains, which corresponded to the entrance to the city of Capua.
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