The amphitheater

Built around the 2nd century AD, away from the town to keep away from it the disorders that often arose as a result of sporting competitions, but at the same time offering the public the beneficial influence of breezes from the sea, the Albenga amphitheater is still the only building of this kind known in the Riviera di Ponente. According to the portions of the wall that re-emerged in the excavations of 1973/75, it is believed that it had an elliptical plan of about 72.80 meters for 52.20 and that it could contain a few thousand spectators.

Probably used only for gladiatorial shows, in history it was the scene of the most diversified events: it was used as a burial place in the Middle Ages and saw two small bunkers used by German troops to control the war in the middle of its arena.

The Roman Pylon

It is more interesting among the funerary structures present on the mountain of San Martino. Turriform tomb, dated between the end of the first century of the century AD, has become the true symbol of the Roman heritage in the history of Albenga. Articulated on three floors, with a rectangular plan and a height of 7 and a half meters, an H-shaped attic with two opposite niches dedicated to receiving the statues of the deceased is believed to have a summit