June – September | Working time: 20h | Pay per entrance
Spectacvla Antiqva is the name of the project that takes place in Pula’s amphitheater once a week. In the evening hours, we have been in the Arena to see gladiator fights. We had a privilege to see ancient Roman soldiers, citizens, clothing, and hairstyles. First, we made a couple of photos of the old Roman soldier at the entrance of Arena then we proceed to the stone seat :). In the beginning, the narrator explains everything about the program and gladiators on English and it is easy to catch all the facts. After showing old Roman customs, habits, for example, selling women, the show continues with gladiators. The gladiators were usually criminals, war prisoners and slaves trained for fights and we have enjoyed gladiator fights with real weapons. At the end of the fight, the crowd can decide if the gladiator is going to be killed or get mercy. The last decision is on the emperor and he will decide the end of the fight with thumbs up or down. The last shouts will be of Mitte! (Let him go!) or Iugula! (Kill him!) it was fun. It was very interesting after the show because you can interact with the gladiators in the center of Arena. It is free to take a photo with them and try to put the helmet on the head or something else, they are very friendly. Visitors can buy original souvenirs, replicas of ancient Roman pottery and mosaics.
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