Amphitheater Quercia del Tasso

"Amphitheater Quercia del Tasso" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Monday 18th July 2011

In summer, look out for outdoor performances, in venues such as the Anfiteatro della Quercia del Tasso, Passeggiata del Gianicolo (tel: 06 575 0827; Amphitheater Quercia del Tasso, with stunning views over the city, and the Teatro Romano di Ostia Antica (the Roman amphitheater in Ostia Antica). The wonderful location of the archeological site of Ostia Antica comes alive with theatre plays, art, ballet, standing comedians. It hosts, among other events, the international performing arts Cosmophonies festival (www.cosmophonies.com). Anfiteatro del Tasso setting is extraordinary: an amphitheatre overlooking Rome’s rooftops that was built over 300 years ago. The productions are extraordinary too, for different reasons, featuring hammy turns in Greek and Roman comedy and the odd 18th-century drama, but they’re always great fun. Built into the side of the Janiculum Hill, this outdoor theater hosts a season of plays in Italian, alternating a historic work with a contemporary one. "La Locanderia" by Goldoni alternates with "La 13 fattica di Ercole".

Take Metro B to Piramide or Magliana, then the Ostia Lido train from Porta San Paolo station; trains every 30 minutes. Shows at 9.15 pm; 00 39 348 304 3042, cosmophonies.com; £21 to £64

Tel: 06/5750827, Fax 06/5783116, Cell 348/8240450, http://www.anfiteatroquerciadeltasso.com/

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