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Santa Maria Capua Vetere is a town and commune in the province of Caserta, part of the region of Campania. Though it is not connected with the Civitas Capuana, the town is a medieval place and its nearness to the Roman amphitheatre led the inhabitants to change its name in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. Santa Maria Capua Vetere was damaged by Vandal ravages but later recovered and became the seat of an independent Lombard principate. Santa Maria Capua Vetere is a wonderful holiday attraction, where tourists can visit historical places, eat delicious food and relax.
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Santa Maria Capua Vetere Amphitheatre is located outside the town is an amphitheatre, built in the time of Augustus, restored by Hadrian and dedicated by Antoninus Pius. The interior is better preserved. Beneath the arena are subterranean passages like those in the amphitheatre at Puteoli. There are inscriptions that date the amphitheatre back to 94 BC.
Museo dei Gladiatori is another great museum in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. Although it is small, the museum is very interesting. There is a model that reproduces the structure of the classical gladiator arena. There are also interesting artefacts, such as helmets, weapons, decorations and reproductions of various gladiator styles that bring the past and materialise a time so far away.
Museo Archaeologico dell'Antica is located in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. It is a unique place. What strikes people the most once they arrive here, is a statue of the Faun, a copy of a work or Praxiteles. The archaeology museum describes the historical background of the place through all kinds of artefacts.
Mitreo is a relatively unknown attraction in Santa Maria Capua Vetere that is bound to the ancient cult of Mitreo. The venue is accessed via a staircase that leads to a kind of underground. The side walls are very beautiful and you can imagine the ancient people taking part in all kinds of religious rites. It is a unique place in Santa Maria Capua Vetere that should not be missed.