Columns at Palestra Grande in Pompeii, Italy - Encircle Photos

Columns at Palestra Grande in Pompeii, Italy

The Palestra Grande was a sports training camp for young athletes. It was built during the reign of Roman Emperor Augustus a decade or two before Christ’s birth. It now has a large open courtyard measuring 460 by 344 feet. Formerly this was a roofed gym and swimming pool supported by columns. On three sides of the perimeter are ruins of former porticos. The Large Palaestra reopened to tourists in August of 2015.

VIEW MAP

Palestra Grande, 80045 Pompei NA, Italy

Directions

Share this Photo