The Roman Theater and Archaeological Museum of Verona (via Regaste Redentore 2) are part of the same tourist site located on Colle San Pietro, an ideal position to experience Verona. Enjoy the splendid panorama of the city and its river from the terrace of the Museum and imagine the Roman times when the theater occupied the entire side of Colle San Pietro, in front of the Postumio Bridge.
Built around the first half of the 1st century BC. C., Ponte Postumio was initially made of wood to be destroyed in the event of an attack, so to prevent enemies from crossing the Adige river. The bridge was made of stone during the late Republican era, 150 meters further down the Ponte di Pietra, the oldest in the city. Between the two bridges, the Romans had built a dam, to obtain a small lake where to field real naval battles between gladiators. Unfortunately, Ponte Postumio collapsed in 1153 and today remain only the heads that emerge from the Adige in dry periods.
Go to the top of the hill with the historic Verona funicular, which is located near the Roman Theater (via Fontanelle di Santo Stefano 6). It is open from 11.00 to 21.00 (last ride at 8.45 pm) from April to October and from 10.30 to 16.30 from November to March; the cost of the ticket is 2 euro for back and forth. From the square of Castel San Pietro, you can embrace the whole city with your gaze.