Roman Theatre Museum

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Italian name

Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano


Regeste Redentore, 2 – 37129 Verona

Website (italian)
+045 8000360

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How to visit


Adult (26 to 65): 9,00€
Senior (over 65): 6,00€
Young Adult (18 to 25): 2,00€
Children & Young (under 18): Free*

*For children under 14 only if accompanied by an adult.

Free access
  • Children & Young (under 18)
  • Verona Card
Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Last Admission: 5:30 pm

Closing days
  • Mondays
  • December 25 & January 1

Regeste Redentore, 2 – 37129 Verona

Public transports

From Catullo Verona Airport:
Bus 199
+ 4 min walk to Bus Terminal Fs-C5:
+ Bus 101 + 3 min walk

Bus 199
+ 4 min walk to Bus Terminal C2:
+ Bus 73 + 2 min walk

From Verona Porta Nuova Bus Station:
Terminal C1: Bus 91 + 4 min walk

Terminal C2: Bus 92 + 14 min walk

More details

  • Roman Theatre: obeys to the canonical configuration with the cavea (the seating area for spectators), the semi-circular orchestra and the stage. In the summer it hosts a theater festival.
  • Fontana Palace: a Renaissance building serving as the entrance point to the archaeological area and the museum.
  • Fifth floor: This marks the starting point of the museum’s main itinerary. It highlights mainly the Roman Verona. Numerous findings from excavations are displayed, including decorative sculptures and of eminent figures.
  • Model of the Gavi Arch: a wooden model created by L. Sughi in 1813, based on reliefs by G. Barbieri. The Gavi Arch, dating back to the 1st century, was commissioned by the Gavi family to the architect Vitruvius.
  • Sanctuary of Isis and Serapis: a section of the museum where fragments of sculptures related to the cult of these Egyptian deities can be seen. This cult is believed to have occurred from the 2nd century onwards in an area of the Roman theater.
  • Fourth floor: a display of everyday objects and Roman sculptures in bronze and marble.
  • Church of Saint Gerolamo: built between the cloisters of the Jesuati convent in 1432. The ceiling is covered with painted panels from the 16th century. Colorful Roman mosaics from Verona and its surroundings are exhibited here.
  • Third floor: this room once served as the entrance hall of the convent. It features altars and gravestones dedicated to Roman gods.
  • Grand Terrace: with numerous monuments from the Roman era (honorary and tombs, some with sacred inscriptions) and the ruins of a cloister of the Jesuati convent.

1st century – The theatre is built on St. Peter’s Hill. At the top it was connected to a temple from the early 1st century.

(2nd half of) 3rd century – The theater gradually falls into disuse.

10th century – Houses and churches are built in the area, gradually covering the Roman theatre over time.

c.1430 – The Jesuates build a convent on St. Peter’s Hill. This convent will eventually house the Museum.

1834 – Andrea Monga, a wealthy merchant, purchases some of the houses built in the area of the theatre. He then initiates archaeological excavations, uncovering ruins of the Roman structure.

1904 – The Municipality of Verona acquires the archaeological site of the theatre and continues the excavation works.

1924 – The Civic Museums director, Antonio Avena, coordinates the transfer of the artifacts and the establishment of the Archaeological Museum in the Jesuates’ convent.

1970s – Construction and restoration works on the theatre are completed.

2013-2016 – After the renovation of the museum layout, the museum is reopened to the public.

the surroundings

  • Verona Cathedral (600 m)
  • Juliet’s House (850 m)
  • Lamberti Tower (950 m)
  • Natural History Museum (1 km)
  • Church of Saint Fermo (1 km)
  • Verona Arena (1,5 km)
  • Castelvecchio Museum (1,7 m)
  • Ristorante Redentore (30 m)
  • Ristorante Antica Ostaria la Stueta (120 m)
  • Terrazza Bar al Ponte (300 m)
  • Cappa Café (400 m)