Stesicoro square offers an amazing view on the ruins of the ancient roman amphitheater. In line with the roman tradition, it was elliptic and was suitable for many different events and shows, such as gladiator fights, naumachias and so on. Naumachias were naval battles that took place inside the amphitheater filled with water. Third amphitheater in Italy, after Rome and Verona, it had a capacity of 16000 seats.
It was built during 300 BC with lavastone and murble. After a while it became also an important place for the city life, especially for everything concerning democracy.