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THE THEATER OF POMPEY AND LIVING ROME


[Site descriptions are taken verbatim from the respective sites.]


Grotte Teatro di Pompeo

“The restaurant Grotte Teatro di Pompeo is found in the heart in Rome, a stone's throw from the Field of Flowers (Campo de' Fiori), and it owes its particular name to the fact that it has been built above the remains of an ancient monument: the Theater of Pompey.”

“This building in stone, representative the first example of Roman theater, was, in fact, erected between 55 and 52 BC in the Field of Mars (Campius Martius), in honor of the brave general Pompey the Great.”

[Translated by Ulysses from Grotte Teatro di Pompeo.]

The Hotel Teatro di Pompeo

“The Hotel Teatro di Pompeo is located on the remains of the opera theatri Pompei in the heart of Rome's historical Centre, just a few steps from Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori. All rooms are double or twin, with private bathroom, centralized air conditioning, fridge bar, radio and colour TV set, diredt-dialing telephone. Guests may enjoy breakfast and drinks in presence of ancient roman remains. The Hotel is dedicated to select and exacting guests who appreciate quality comfort and excellent service. Meeting-rooms are also confortable. Largo del Pallaro, 8 00186 Roma. Phone 68300170 Fax 68805531.”


COSTANZA: Piazza Paradiso 63/65, tel: 06.681.717, Closed Sundays.

"Just around the corner from the Church of San Andrea di Valle, it is more a street than a piazza. One of Father Paul's recommendations, it also sits over the Theater of Pompey but while the walls of the restaurant are stone and quite intimate, there are no ruins to view. However the food is excellent and the daily pasta special alone is the worth the trip to the restaurant. A basic Roman menu of both fish and meat. In the warm weather there is a small but crowded patio for diners. Moderate to Expensive."

Source: Where to Dine in Rome

PANCRAZIO: Piazza del Biscione 92, tel: 06.686.1246, Closed Wednesdays.

"Located just off the Campo de Fiori, towards San Andrea Di Valle. A good basic meat and seafood restaurant in the Centro. While the atmosphere is grotto-like, the particular fascination of this restaurant is that it built directly on top of the Theater of Pompey where Julius Ceasar was assasinated. Go downstairs to use the restrooms and see some of the ruins of the theater, in fact if you can dine downstairs, all the better, although sitting in the Piazza, you get to people watch as you eat! Expensive."

Source: Where to Dine in Rome


The UW Rome Center: Housed in the Palazzo Pio, which some scholars believe sits upon the foundation of the temple of Venus.

Univeristy of Washington - The Classical Seminar in Rome: "The Classical Seminar in Rome is conducted in the Palazzo Pio, the University of Washington's facility in Rome."
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