A combination of factors makes this place unique in the world.
In fact, it is the oldest, largest, impressive and natural open-air theater in North Europe where, at the base of the escarpment, the scene and the stage ended in water, conferring it an exceptional acoustics.
A sacred Italic temple stood on the top of its cavea: it was dedicated to the ancient God Ogno (Cernunnos, also called “the God with the two horns” and, by the Italics, The God with the two faces Giano, Fons' father, the God of the underlying Lake of Fontega) by the Celtics.
It dominated the spectacular view towards the access of its Old Harbour Bay of Angels. Also the conformation of the secular cyclopean bleachers is particular: in part, natural stands emerged from an ancient sea, Berico, who later became the Great Lake Longara or Fontega, the oldest lake in Northern Italy. (171,000 years). This is how it looks to the local Venetian population and, especially, to the Celts, who enriched the Amphitheater with symbolism: in fact,people could enter to the Amphitheater through a mistic path ( Path of Purification of Soul).
The pilgrimage to reach the amphiteater was considered, from the prehistoric populations and then for the tribes of Celtic religion (search for PATH OF PURIFICATION OF THE SOUL), that gathered at this sanctuary guarded by priestesses of the goddess Brigit in June, in occasion of the Summer Solstice and every 3 years (Rite of Fertility) to adjust the rotation of the land:
Path of purification for the Soul, a necessary path to get to their own awareness.
Path of the Holy Grail for the Templar Knights who, before embarking on the landing below, immersed themselves in its purifying water. The amphiteather Port of the Angels represented the Earthly Paradise on its summity.
Fluvial itinerary for the Holy Temple which, in 1300, became the Native House of Tietta Tassoni, that is Giulietta, because of Arianna who, together with Romeo, links her to the fiction of Luigi Da Porto-John Florio (Shakespeare).
PLACEMENTItaly, Arcugnano, in the first and the oldest inhabited center of Vicenza, city which belongs to the UNESCO heritage.
ORIGIN OF THE NAMEIt derives from the artist Giovanni Bellini, who represented the whole Bay of the Fontego Veneziano (that is the modern Fontega) between 1490-1500.
The connotation of the teather with the term “Amphiteather” is due to its incomplete re-design which, undertaken under the protection of the Nobles Montanari -Querini, was never carried out because of the extinction of families at the beginning of the work.
THE AMPHITEATHER PORT OF THE ANGELS was also called "Teather of Juliet (or Tietta)", or "Teather of the Great Celtic Gathering" (fonte O.V.R.A Ahnenerbe O. Rahn, F. Altheim) and also "Teather of The Earthly Paradise" because of its Greater Temple, which was thought as a God creation by the Templar Knights, who also fortified it according to its primitive structure.