Sightseeing Verona: Roman Theater
Roman theater – an antique amphitheater – was built on a Castel-San Pietro hill in the first century of our era. Next to him was another smaller theater – it was used for rehearsals and performances in winter.
The Roman Theater in Verona consists of a large scene built in the form of a semicircle, steps for viewers and orchestras, where there were places for representatives of the nobility. Since the theater is located on the banks of the Adige River, he repeatedly suffered from flooding. For this reason, as well as due to the fact that after the destruction of the bridge, the posture part of the theater was demolished, the theater was covered in the Middle Ages, the land, and the territory he occupied, built up with new houses. There are residential buildings, monastery, church. It is known that in the territory occupied by the Roman theater, at one time there was a residence of the King Theodorich and the rulers of the German tribe of Langobard.
The revival of the theater took place in 1830. It was discovered by archaeologists during excavations on the site of demolished buildings. It was decided to open the Archaeological Museum: he ranked the premises of the former monastery of San Gerolamo. The exposition is a collection of vintage vases, sculptures, mosaics and other artifacts found here during excavations. Since June 2013, the Archaeological Museum is closed for reconstruction. In the same theater still pass.
View of the hill Castel-San Pietro and the Roman Theater of Verona
View from the top of the amphitheater