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Roman Theater and Archaeological Museum Tours

Roman Theater and Archaeological Museum
Verona Arena, the first-century Roman amphitheater on Piazza Bra is one of the city’s most famous sights, but Verona also boasts a pristine Roman Theater that is even older than the arena and is set on the banks of the River Adige. Visit the theater to see remains of the stage, stone seating (cavea), and loggia arcades.
 
The Basics
Verona’s Roman Theater was unearthed during the 19th century, when developers discovered the original marble floor of the orchestra pit and rows of stone seats. Part of the seating was destroyed when the Church of San Siro was built on the site during the 10th century, but otherwise this theater dating from the first century BC is surprisingly intact. On the hill above the theater, the former Convent of San Gerolamo is home to the Archaeological Museum, displaying a collection of Roman artifacts found in and around Verona.
 
By day, visit the Roman theater with a walking or bike tour of Verona, or join a hop-on hop-off bus tour that stops at the theater and museum. Most Verona tours also include skip-the-line entrance to the arena and stops at the historic center’s top attractions. On summer evenings, you can enjoy a concert in the theater.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Roman Theater is accessible to wheelchairs via gangways in the summer for those attending concerts, and via Vicolo Botte in the winter for those touring the theater.
  • The Archaeological Museum is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Both the Roman Theater and the Archaeological Museum offer beautiful views over Verona and the Adige River, so bring your camera.
  • A tour of the theater and museum is especially interesting for Roman history enthusiasts.
 
How to Get There
The Roman Theater and Archaeological Museum are located just across the Adige River from the historic center of Verona. These sights are easily reached on foot or via public transportation by crossing the Ponte Pietra bridge. Verona is located in the Veneto region in northern Italy between Venice and Milan, and is a popular day trip from Venice or Lake Garda.
 
When to Get There
The theater is open all day Tuesday through Sunday and Monday afternoon year-round, but is especially memorable to visit on a summer evening to see a concert or performance. On evenings when events are scheduled, the theater may close early.
 
Verona’s Roman Amphitheater
The Verona Arena is a spectacular oval-shaped Roman amphitheater dating from the first century. The arena once hosted sporting events, games, and gladiator battles. The arena was opened once again during the 19th century to hold performances, and today audiences of up to 15,000 gather there to watch opera, concerts, and ballet.
Address: Rigaste Redentore, 2, Verona 37129, Italy
Admission: Varies
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Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Verona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Discover the highlights of romantic Verona during a hop-on hop-off bus tour aboard an open-air double-decker bus. Enjoy panoramic views from the top deck while you ride past the city’s main attractions and listen to informative audio commentary along the way. There are two different bus routes included on your ticket, and 16 stops between them so you see the best of Verona. Your ticket is valid for 24 hours.
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Discover Verona 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

Discover Verona 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour

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Discover the beauty and history of Verona, home of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers in ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ On this 2-hour tour, admire the city’s most important monuments on a sightseeing drive, and then stroll through the winding heart of town on a guided walk. See the Roman bridge and amphitheater, the 16th-century city gates, Piazza delle Erbe, Juliet’s House and more while learning about Verona’s rich legacy.
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City Tour of Verona

City Tour of Verona

Discover the beautiful town of Verona, the famous setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet”. Fall in love of the ancient Roman Arena and explore the medieval city that has become the synonym for romance.
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All-Day Private Tour of the Picturesque Verona

All-Day Private Tour of the Picturesque Verona

Do you want to deepen your knowledge of the beautiful town of Verona? On this long walking tour discover its most famous monuments as well as its hidden gems and little churches.
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Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

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Get access to a private, hidden garden during this wine tasting tour in Verona. Learn about the secrets of top-quality valpolicella while enjoying tastings in a flower garden overlooking the River Adige. Your guide will provide in-depth tasting notes and commentary on the local culinary culture.
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Truffle hunting and lunch experience in a restaurant

Truffle hunting and lunch experience in a restaurant

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are you ready for a fantastic adventure in the woods? in our company and of nice perfectly trained dogs, we will learn to recognize plant species, the life cycle of truffles, we will witness their search with experienced dogs and we could see and smell this fantastic and mysterious world together. We will discover together with professional seekers and enabled every secret of this impenetrable as well as fascinating hobby. the tours will end with a fantastic lunch in typical and characteristic venues specialized in truffle dishes We will visit the hinterland of Lake Garda or the magical Lessinia, depending on the season and weather conditions
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The Original FIAT 500 Tour of Verona

The Original FIAT 500 Tour of Verona

Starting from Bussolengo we will travel through the countryside that leads directly to the center of Verona. The route will allow you to see all that the city has to offer. From the heart of the city, famous for the Basilica of San Zeno, Castelvecchio, Porta dei Borsari we will move to the hills that surround it to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and to enjoy a Veronese-style aperitif. After a short stop we will resume the itinerary passing through Castel San Pietro and the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Lourdes and we will go down to the valley passing in front of Ponte Pietra and the Roman Theater. To conclude a short stop in Piazza Bra in front of the Arena in Verona before returning.
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Verona's Great Beauty. Private tour with locally licensed Tourist Guide

Verona's Great Beauty. Private tour with locally licensed Tourist Guide

Tailor-made experience targeting all those people who want to make the most of their time in the city and therefore prefer to be guided by a local professional whose preparation, experience and passion can definitely guarantee the highest achievement.
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Walking tour of the historic center of Verona after sunset

Walking tour of the historic center of Verona after sunset

At nightfall, with the last rays of light, Verona becomes a magical place with incredible charm. The facades of the monuments light up, creating suggestive effects of light and shadow. This guided walking tour takes you away from the noise of the city, in an environment of unexpected beauty. A visit in the evening, after sunset, will leave you with unforgettable memories. You will discover details that normally are not noticed in a daytime visit: you can peek and observe the inside of the houses very often covered with frescoes and the silence of the streets and the darkness immerse us in an almost unreal world. The beauty of this city which is an open-air museum seduces visitors. Finally, in summer it is certainly very pleasant to avoid the heat of the day and enjoy the cool of the night.
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