Want to know where Coriolanus is set? Read on for all the details of this Roman play, and see each Coriolanus setting on the map below.

Shakespeare set Coriolanus in two powerful ancient cities in modern-day Italy – Rome and Antium, the Volscian capitol. He sets the play here because he is presenting the hero, Coriolanus, divided between these two centers of power and what drama results from that. The main idea of the play is this tug of war of power that exists between these two peoples, and the huge amount that is at stake.

The map below shows all the locations Shakespeare used for Coriolanus. You can zoom in on the map for a more detailed view of an area, and click the icons on the map for more information. Text in the more info box are the specific locations Shakespeare references in his Coriolanus text.

Planning on following in Shakespeare’s footsteps with a trip to Rome?

We’ve pulled together some of the very best resources about Rome – and Italy more broadly – from travel writers and bloggers, to help you get the most out of your trip:

A perfect 2 day Rome itinerary, courtesy of Brogan Abroad.

Rome (and other destinations) for solo travellers, shared by Lucile HR.

Alex On The Road share their sustainable guide to Rome.

Take Me To Rome analyse the best time to visit Rome.

Everything you need to know about visiting Rome in January, from Sam Sees World.

Cruising Kids explain how to combine a Rome trip with a cruise.

Practice your local cooking skill with these Italian pasta salad recipes, from Deliciously Happy.

Know of any other useful Rome or Italy travel resources? Let us know in the comments below!

Ancient Rome - Coriolanus setting

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