The archaeological site of the Roman theater is reached through a 16th-century building with a frescoed freize. Nestling at ... More
Museo Archeologico del Teatro Romano
The archaeological site of the Roman theater is reached through a 16th-century building with a frescoed freize. Nestling at the base of St Peter's hill, the theater was probably built at the end of the first period of Roman urbanization, that is, at the end of the 1st Century CE, meaning that the project was carried out at the same time as the city's urban development. This affirmation is confirmed by its perfect alignment with the network of streets, to which is is a focal element. In the centuries that followed, the site was abandoned, and suffered both flood and earthquake damage, so that by the Renaissance it has already been reduced to ruins and a church and convent were actually built on the site. After the war the theater was used to host spectacles and events of a high artistic standard, usually in conjunction with the summer season at the Arena di Verona . Museo Archeologico del Teatro Romano, an archaeological museum, the theater also is the site of periodic concerts throughout the year.
I was just here in April 2005 as I was a wine judge in the Concorso Enologico Internazionale Vinitaly which is the world's largest exhibition of wines and spirits. The atmosphere is so peaceful and tranquil with the sound of birds singing merrily as you climb up the steep hill to the villa where the museum is. It was only a short walk from the lovely 5 star Baglioni Due Torri hotel where I stayed. There are a lot of ancient Roman mosaics, sculptures and artifacts which are really fascinating. The view at the top is incredibly stunning and you can see the majestic River Adige and the whole town of Verona stretched out right before your eyes. I felt I had been transported back to Roman times as the afternoon sun warmed me up. By Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet who is a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer/Editor from Asia.
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