Institute of Biomedicine, Via San Zeno

Istituto di Biomedicina, via San Zeno (M. Del Rosso, Comune di Pisa)
Istituto di Biomedicina, via San Zeno (M. Del Rosso, Comune di Pisa)
Between the branches of the trees, we can see two buildings of the University of Pisa, built in 1908, which house the institute of Physiology and Biomedicine (access from Via San Zeno). The construction work revealed the wedge-shaped foundations of a colossal structure with a circular or semi-circular plan from the Roman period. In all likelihood it was a theatre, or an amphitheatre. The area is referred to as petriccio, or a le grotte (the caves), an early medieval terms that can indicate a large open pit quarry. Thanks to the Decreta Pisana, inscriptions of 2 and 4 AD preserved in the Campo Santo, we know of the existence of a theatre, but there is no mention of the arena. The only clue is the position, in Roman times, of the bend of the Auser river, which marked the northern urban boundary of the city. We know that amphitheatres were generally built outside the settlements to isolate them, given the bloody characteristic of the shows and fights they often hosted. Unfortunately at the moment it is not possible to ascertain whether this was a theatre, or an amphitheatre.
Last update: 26/01/2021
ORANGE TREE ROOM
60m
San Zeno, 47
Recapito 338 8167136
SANTA CATERINA D'ALESSANDRIA
190m
San Zeno, 1
Recapito 050 550250
LAURI LOFT
220m
Santa Caterina, 2
Recapito 349 6111596
WANDERLUST
230m
Giuseppe di Vittorio, 5
Recapito 328 9214725
PIZZERIA MOONLIGHT
330m
V. S. Lorenzo, 52
Recapito 050 564433
OSTERIA SANTA CATERINA
390m
V. S. Cecilia, 34
Recapito 050 581186
MONTANARI LAURA
440m
Via Lucchese, 23
Recapito 050 564579
LA CLESSIDRA
450m
Via Santa Cecilia, 34
Recapito 050 540160
Notte bianca delle stelle
130m
centro polivalente di San Zeno
01-07-2017
PIETAS
190m
Chiesa di Santa Caterina di Alessandria
14-10-2016
CINEMA TEATRO LUX
200m
Cinema Teatro Lux
26-09-2014
29-09-2014
LikeVolterraDays
200m
Abbazia di San Zeno
24-09-2014
25-09-2014