Teatro Marcello Info & Opening Hours
Located in the Jewish Ghetto Area in Rome, Teatro di Marcello or Theater of Marcellus, is also known as the Jewish Colosseum for its resemblance to the original Colosseum.
The theater rises on the remains of the ancient Circus Flaminius which origins date back to 221 B.C. This large space was used as a market and for popular assemblies. Several porticoes and temples were built all around the area.
However, during the 1st century A.D the Circus was turned into a huge paved square. Works to built Theater of Marcellus had already started by Julius Caesar and completed in the 17th century B.C., but the dedication occurred only later in the 13th century under Emperor Augustus.
|Opening Hours: Always accessible. Teatro Marcello can be seen only from the outside|
|Best Time To Visit: 8.30am or 6.00pm|
|Tickets: Not Needed|
How to Visit
1PLAN YOUR VISIT IN ADVANCE
– Add this Attraction to your Travel List
2CHECK IN ADVANCE THE BEST TIME VISIT
– Springtime and Summertime: 8.30am or from 6.00pm;
– Fall and Wintertime: from 10.30am to 4.30pm;
3WEAR COMFORTABLE FOOTWEAR
– Summertime: sneakers, sun cream and a hat;
– Wintertime: sneakers, umbrella and raincoat
Teatro di Marcello can be visited only from the outside.
Tickets not needed
Wheelchair Accessibility Service:
Teatro di Marcello is accessible from Via del Teatro Marcello to people with disabilities.
+39 06 0608
How to Reach
1FROM THE CITY CENTER TO TEATRO DI MARCELLO
Bus Lines (Stop Teatro Marcello/Ara Coeli):
Via del Teatro di Marcello, 00186 Rome, Italy
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Teatro di Marcello
Teatro Marcello Facts & History
The Theater was then named after Marcus Marcellus, Augustus’s nephew and also husband of Augustus’s only daughter, Julia. Although it may sounds pretty strange today, Marcellus was at once Augustus’s nephew and his son in law, and perhaps also the chosen one to rule after his death. However, Marcellus died prematurely at the age of 19. He had been married with Julia only for two years. Read More…
Teatro di Marcello FAQ
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