Located underneath this theatre’s summa cavea is a vaulted passageway, with three vomitoria (passages) opening onto the somewhat broader walkway that separates the summa cavea from the media cavea. Stairs (scalae) divide the middle and upper caveae into sections referred to in Latin as cunei, the plural of cuneus, meaning “wedge”.
The theatre originally featured marble sculptures and reliefs. Among these, two busts have been unearthed, of which one is believed to represent Rome’s first emperor, Augustus, and the other is possibly his adoptive father, Julius Caesar. The reliefs and statues most likely decorated the wall of the stage, which was destroyed to make space in the Middle Ages for the construction of the Sant’Agata monastery and church.
Statues and reliefs from the theatre are on display in the archaeological museum, along with an assortment of other objects unearthed in the town and surrounding region. While relatively small, it’s definitely worth a visit.