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Museo Archeologico del Teatro Romano, Verona

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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.