Top Historic Sights in Lentate sul Seveso, Italy

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Oratorio di Mocchirolo

The Oratory of Saint Stephen (Oratorio di Mocchirolo) a Roman Catholic chapel in Mocchirolo. The Romanesque style building was completed in 1377. The interior walls of the church once contained frescos that were removed and transferred to be housed the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan. The frescos currently appear in apse are the reproduction of the original.
Founded: 1377 | Location: Lentate sul Seveso, Italy

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Caerleon Roman Amphitheatre

Built around AD 90 to entertain the legionaries stationed at the fort of Caerleon (Isca), the impressive amphitheatre was the Roman equivalent of today’s multiplex cinema. Wooden benches provided seating for up to 6,000 spectators, who would gather to watch bloodthirsty displays featuring gladiatorial combat and exotic wild animals.

Long after the Romans left, the amphitheatre took on a new life in Arthurian legend. Geoffrey of Monmouth, the somewhat imaginative 12th-century scholar, wrote in his History of the Kings of Britain that Arthur was crowned in Caerleon and that the ruined amphitheatre was actually the remains of King Arthur’s Round Table.

Today it is the most complete Roman amphitheatre in Britain.