The Roman Theatre of Verona, along with that of Trieste, is one of the biggest, ancient theatres of Northern Italy and is one of the best preserved nationwide. These consist of an open-air theater built in the 1st century BC close to the San Pietro hill, due to which the slope was exploited for the building of the steps. This was the technique used by the Greeks, subsequently imitated by the Romans.
Next to the theater is the archeological museum which guards the artifacts discovered during the diggings.
As of today the theater is used in summer to host the Veronese summer theater, and in particular the renowned festival dedicated to the theater staging of the eternal love story of Romeo and Juliet.