Built around the second century AD, far from the inhabited center to keep away from it the disorders that often ignited as a result of sports competitions, but at the same time offering the public the beneficial influence of the breezes coming from the sea, the amphitheater of Albenga is still today the only building of its kind known in the Riviera di Ponente. Based on the portions of the wall that re-emerged in the 1973/75 excavations, it is believed that it had an elliptical plan of about 72.80 meters by 52.20 meters and that it could hold a few thousand spectators.

Probably used only for gladiator shows , in history it was the scene of the most diverse events: it was used as a burial place in the Middle Ages and saw two small bunkers excavated in the center of its arena, used by German troops to control the shoreline.

The Roman Pylon

It is the most interesting of the funerary structures on the San Martino mountain. Turriforme tomb, dated between the end of the 1st and the beginning of the 2nd century AD, has become the authentic symbol of the Roman heritage in the history of Albenga. Articulated on three floors, with a rectangular plan and 7 and a half meters high, it is believed to have at its top an H-shaped attic with two opposing niches intended to house the statues of the dead.