The Roman Theatre in Milan

The Roman Theatre in Milan

Underneath the buildings of the Stock Exchange and Chamber of Commerce there are remains of the Roman Theatre built in the 1st century AD. These remains were unearthed in the 1930s during the excavations for the foundations of the two buildings.
The theatre is assumed to have been 20 meters high with a diameter of 95 meters and the seating capacity of around 8,000 seats. Since Mediolanum was inhabited by the Celts, the purpose of the theatre was not only the entertainment but it also served as a means to spread the Latin language and culture.

Working hours of The Roman Theatre
Since the remains are underneath the Chamber of Commerce and Stock Exchange it is possible to visit the site only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

(!) The visit must be booked via e-mail: or via phone: 02-8515-5108/ 02-8515-4386 only on Monday mornings from 9:30 till 12:30h

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