Roman Theatre

Verona, Italy

The Roman theatre of Verona should not to be confused with the Roman amphitheatre known as the Verona Arena. The theatre was built in the late 1st century BC. Before its construction, two walls were built alongside the Adige River, between the Ponte di Pietra and the Ponte Postumio, to protect it against floods.

Today only remains of the edifice are visible, recovered starting from around 1830. They include the cavea and the steps, several arcades of the loggias and remains of the stage. Part of the cavea was occupied by the church of S. Siro, built in the 10th century and restored in the 14th century. At the top of the hill there was an ancient temple, built on a series of terraces.



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Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Italy

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Tomas Osvald (38 days ago)
I am not fan of museums visiting, but this one wasn’t boring. I have very good views from windows to see big picture of Verona as well to see a lot of statues.
Carmela Pernicano (3 months ago)
I arrived about 20 minutes before closing time, so it was a very rushed visit but well worth it just to see the Roman theatre. It's only €4.50 to enter. Staff are helpful and courteous. Lots of artifacts to see both indoors and outdoors. And the views from there of the River Adige and the city are really beautiful.
Pong Lenis (4 months ago)
Very nice Roman ruins and theatre that’s still in use for plays, operas, concerts. It’s has a lovely museum to check out and church at the top. It’s very well kept and was very nice to see. I would recommend checking it out when in Verona.
Kristýna Vacardová (6 months ago)
A beautiful place where you can get to know the Roman part of Verona's history better. It can be a bit physically challenging for some, since you need to climb some stairs (there's an elevator also though) to reach the museum above the Roman theatre, but it's do worth it! The museum itself is located in s former convent which gives it even more of a magical effect. I visited in the late afternoon, there was no queue.
Ana Chirila (11 months ago)
This for me was the highlight of the day ❤️ (after the arena and a few churches). I loved how well thought and prepared for visiting it is! The Teatro is very beautiful to see, great view of the city, but the museum is amazing!!! Totally recommend!
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