The theatre was built on the hills of St. Peter in the middle of Augustinian age. It was a building of spectacular grandeur which spread from the left bank of the Adige to the top of the hill and was complementing the Roman town planning system on the right bank of the river.
Over centuries many civil and religious buildings were erected on the theatre’s ruins; in 1834 a rich Veronese merchant, Andrea Monga, bought at this own expense some of the houses that were built in the area of the theatre in order to begin archaeological excavations, which brought to light ruins of the Roman building.
The theatre respects the architectural canons of this building type: the seating area for spectators, divided in two sections and vertically in wedges; the semi-circular orchestra at the foot of the staircase; the stage, for the actors. During the summer the theatre hosts numerous theatrical and musical events (Estate Teatrale Veronese).
The Museum is located within a convent built in the 15th century by Jesuates who belonged to a congregation founded by Giovanni Colombini from Siena in 1367. The name “Jesuates” originates from their frequent invoking the name of Jesus, whose monogram also appears on some of the doors of the convent.
They were piously devoted to the care of the sick through the production and free distribution of medicines; but they also dealt with the manufacture of perfumes and liquors for sale. A good amount of water was necessary to perform these activities and the Jesuates had found that St Peter Hill was a place rich in this element.
Sacred inscriptions and tombs, mosaics, sculptures and everyday utensils from Verona and its province are exhibited there.
From the funicular you can have an enchanting view on the Roman Theatre. The funicular allows you to reach Castel S. Pietro easily, then you can descend the stairs alongside the Roman Theatre.
When to visitDetails
First Sunday of the month
On the first Sunday of the month from October to May there is a single rate of € 1,00 for all visitors.
To access you must observe the following indications:
- it is advisable to book and buy tickets online at the following link www.museiverona.com,
- if you are entitled to free admission, remember that you can book the day and time of the visit on the website www.museiverona.com,
- arrive no more than 10 minutes before the booked time to avoid gatherings,
- carry only small backpacks or bags, at the moment luggage storage or lockers are not available in all the museums.
Tuesday - Wednesday: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Last entry at 5.30 pm.
Thursday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Last entry at 5.30 pm.
Closed on Mondays, December 25 and January 1st.
When was the Roman theater built?
The Roman theater of Verona is an open-air theater built in the 1st century b.C.
What does the Archaeological Museum exhibit?
In the museum you can admire many finds from the Roman age such as sculptures, mosaics, bronzes, glass objects.
In which area is the Roman Theater located?
The monument develops on the hillside of the Torricelle, in the area called Veronetta.
Is the monument accessible to people with disabilities?
It is only possible to access the Roman Theatre's cavea via ramp. The Museum is not accessible.
Is it possible to access to the monument with animals?
It is not possible to enter the monument with animals, except in cases of guide dogs with muzzle accompanying a disable guest.
Archeological Museum at the Roman Theatre
Regaste Redentore, 2 ( Directions )
Tel: +39 045 7110129 - +39 045 8000360
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