Teatro Romano


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This theatre complex is among the largest of its kind built in Italy in the Roman period, integrated within a suggestive natural landscape, halfway between the hill and the river Adige. Built at the beginning of the 1st century A.D., it remained buried for many centuries underneath the buildings that were progressively erected on its ruins. What is left of the theatre today are the remains of the stage, the orchestra, the cavea (a horseshoe shaped auditorium), two orders of galleries, and three terracings climbing up to the hilltop. It is home to the annual Shakespearean Festival, a prestigious theatre season. On the Roman Theatre archaeological site, inside the complex including the buildings and the cloister of the 15th century Jesuit monastery, there is the Archaeological Museum where interesting finds of Roman Verona are displayed. From the Museum terraces a spectacular view of the Roman Theatre and Verona can be enjoyed.

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