We marveled at the acoustics of the Roman amphitheaters we visited. These large circular-shaped structures had acoustics tuned for very large audiences, sometimes as much as 60,000 – 80,000. Romans modeled their amphitheaters from the Greeks who had designed them mainly for theatrical purposes, where the sound coming from below could be heard almost as loudly and clearly in the top seats, as a spectator would in the front row. We tried it out for ourselves and in spite of the bustling city sounds surrounding us, we found that speech was still heard over 80 yards away.
Ancient Rome and Magna Graecia in Southern Italy and Sicily
Our trip of a lifetime was to tour the antiquity of Ancient Rome and Magna Graecia in Southern Italy and Sicily. We wanted to capture the trip in time and space through an Ancient Rome Travel Video so we could revisit memories we treasure, and share the incredible sights with our friends and family.
My wife and I are history buffs and always wanted to visit the ancient Roman ruins and excavated sites that are scattered along the Italian peninsula and Sicily. So, our goal for this trip was to have a lot of fun, while hugging some good-looking ancient stones along the way.
Trials and tribulations and incredible wonders were in store for us as we set out to visit as many of the lesser known excavations as we could. The places few have heard of: The amphitheater in Capua that is almost as large as the Coliseum in Rome, the eerie, towering 2,500-year-old temples in Paestum, and many other ancient cities overlooking the deep blue Mediterranean Sea.
Around the ancient ruins we also enjoyed glorious Positano on the Amalfi coast, eating sweet “dolci” at night after simple meals with fabulous Italian wine.