Right by the Adige river, or Etsch, you will find the ancient Teatro Romano Verona. Built sometime at the end of the first century before Christ, this Theatre is even older than the way more famous Arena di Verona, an amphitheatre. It’s actually not that easy to find Teatro Romano Verona, simply as it’s not as massive as the other one, in the centre of the historic Citta Alta. The 105-meter-long semicircle of the theatre opens to the riverside and lies at the foot of Colle San Pietro with the Castel San Pietro (from which you can enjoy stunning views!). Nonetheless, Teatro Romano di Verona should definitely be on your list to visit. If you have a Verona Card (for either 24 or 48 hours), you can even visit both the Roman theatre of Verona, as well as the Archaeological Museum, for free.
Back in the days of construction, more than 2000 years ago, there were two walls alongside the Adige River, to protect the land against floods. So far, not too much has changed regarding the layout of the City of Verona, in the past thousands of years. The Roman theatre was in pretty bad condition, compared to how it used to look, and recovering only started from the mid of the 1830’s, with only remains of the stage. Nowadays Teatro Romano di Verona can be visited as an open-air museum, as well as during events that are still hosted on a regular basis in the ancient theatre.
Address Teatro Romano di Verona and Archaeological Museum
Rigaste Redentore, 2
37129 Verona VR