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"In our series of online webinars, we visit artists, art historians and guides in cultural cities around the world and enjoy an hour’s guided tour, museum visit or demonstration. The visits are live and interactive, allowing you to ask questions. These webinars will enable you to gain special access to sites, studios and galleries whilst at the same time providing a wonderful opportunity to travel virtually from home, no matter your location. Today we visit the great amphitheatre of Capua for a live, guided tour in the company of expert archaeologist Dr Raffaele Romano who is also one of the area’s most authoritative and enthusiastic guides. All bookings will include a donation / “virtual entrance ticket” which will help support the site.
The town of Santa Maria Capua Vetere is a medieval descendant of Ancient Capua, one of the largest and most important cities of the ancient world, noted for its many monuments from Roman times including the spectacular Amphitheatre ‘Campano’, second only in size to the Colosseum of Rome. Ancient Capua was founded by the Etruscans and was on the Via Appia, making it the most important city in the area. Capua was the site, among other things, of Lentil Batiato’s renowned gladiatorial school that became the scene of the famous Spartacus rebellion. In this exciting tour our expert guide will describe the history of the amphitheatre and the gladiatorial school, exploring Samnites tombs, Roman statues and ancient inscriptions.
Our live, online walking tour will be led by Dr Raffaele Romano, an archaeologist specialising in the iconic heritage of the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum. He holds a degree in Archaeology, an M.A. in Classical Archaeology and a Ph.D. in Archaeological Heritage, with a thesis on Pompeii. Dr Romano has excavated at Pompeii and is part of an international team of archaeologists researching the northern side of Vesuvius. He has also worked as an archaeologist for the Vatican. In 2019 the city of Pompeii awarded him honorary citizenship and in March 2021, during an excavation at Pompeii, Dr Romano found the remains of an extra-urban villa, an exciting discovery which has received much international coverage. He is a highly personable and authoritative guide whose enthusiasm and passion are infectious!
The guided tour is interactive, so you will be able to put questions to our guide throughout the visit. Our events use the most up-to-date technology to provide you with the best possible virtual experience."
HOSTED BY ART HISTORY IN FOCUS
Tickets: £11.5 (concessions may apply)
Speakers: Dr Raffaele Romano
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS AND CREDITS
Art History in Focus
Cover image credits: Art History in FocusCover image credits: Palazzo Colonna, Rome © Saliko.