Amphitheater of Capua
The second biggest amphitheater in the world, behind only to the Colosseum in Rome, built some years after the Roman one. It was erected in the time of emperor Augustus (I century BC), restored by Hadrian and dedicated by Antoninus Pius.
Capua’s amphitheater (a more ancient one, on whom the actual amphitheater was built) is famous because in its arena fought Spartacus, the rebel gladiator who raised an army of slaves to challenge the mighty Rome in 73 BC.
It was destroyed, first by the Vandals, than by the Saracens and used as a fortress by the Longobard princes of Capua.
Fireworks at the Amphitheatre
Thanks to Uriele Russo, videomaker