Thursday, March 12, 2009

Archeological Museum at the Roman Theatre


A few days ago we visited (for at least the third time) the Archeological Museum at the Roman Theatre. The collection of statues, carved stones, heads, mosaics, is certainly beautiful, but the main characteristic of this site, for me, is the unique setting of the Museum, hosted in the XIV century Monastery of St. Jerome. The structure is perched on the side of the hill overlooking the Roman Theatre and Ponte Pietra.
There are little rooms overlooking the river, the refectory with imposing statues, the cloister with carved stones scattered everywhere, the belvedere with more stones, columns and arches. It's a real dive into history!

15 comments:

Jacob said...

As I've said before, Verona is an incredibly beautiful city and this photo proves me right again! Fantastic shot!

Hilda said...

THis is a magnificent and wonderful view! It does look like one has been transported to the past!

Randy said...

This is wonderful. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

Virginia said...

What a beautiful perspective. Just gorgeous. Wish I could visit your lovely city.
V

nobu said...

I agree with Hilda, I love this beautifl historical city.

C.T. said...

Uufffahh......beautiful, beautiful.

We often enjoy the view from a few meters higher, you know what I mean....the view from the Castle on top of the hill. Gjeee...looking through your pictues I must conclude that this city really is amazingly beautiful!!

MaCoBra said...

spleadid view, I could spend all day in such a historical setting!

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Amazing amazing, I adore Italy and this photo is amazing. We have roman baths in Bath but nothing like this!

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Had to come back in to say looking at your photos on your blog has made me want to get on a plane back to Italy as soon as possible! I adore Verona, more recently we honeymooned in Florence and plan to live in Italy one day, fingers crossed! Really love your photos!

Madison Avenue Baby said...

Beautiful photo, Valeria!
I am definitely putting this on my list of places to visit when I come to Verona. I don't know when that will be but I plan to visit Italy again some day.

m_m said...

Beautiful view! Great shot!

Steffe said...

Wow, What a scene. It looks absolutely fantastic. This is why I love Italy!

lemon said...

Aaaaa, this is Verona?? Beautiful, Perfect!

Clueless in boston said...

Nice shot. I like the perspective and colors. Do you do much post-processing of your images, or is that just the "Leica" color? I'm thinking of purchasing a d-lux4 too and am interested.

Ming the Merciless said...

WOW! That is one of the best photos I have seen on your blog.

Awesome job!!

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