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Arena di Verona

Piazza Bra 28, 37121 Verona, Italy
39 045 8005151
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Ranked #3 of 42 activities in Verona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Historic Sites, Performances, Ancient Ruins, Operas
Owner description: Built in the first century AD, this is one of the best conserved Roman amphitheatres, whose seating area is made up of 44 levels and can hold up to... more » Owner description: Built in the first century AD, this is one of the best conserved Roman amphitheatres, whose seating area is made up of 44 levels and can hold up to 22,000 spectators. « less
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127 reviews 127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We killed to birds with one stone. Visited the arena to attend the opera. It was the best experience in our trip to Rome-Verona. We saw Carmen. The production was very good, the evening was warm, and the overall feeling of being in a 2000 year-old theater was unique. Highly recommendable. If you book in advance, you can get cheap... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Experiencing an opera at the Arena in Verona should be on everyone's bucket list. As with any performing art, individual performances can vary in artistic success, but NOTHING beats the experience of sitting in the Arena after dark and experiencing grand opera. It is about as GRAND so you will ever experience. Even non opera lover should do it. The... More

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

First it is very cool to go to a performance in an almost 2,000 year old theater. The stairs up to our seats had really high rises. I'm 6'2" and they were disconcerting. I thought ancient Romans were smaller people. We didn't tour the arena during the day as we knew we were going to the opera at night. But... More

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Hove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I booked the cheapest seat to see Placido Domingo sing an evening of Verdi, as I had heard that there would be no refund if the weather turned nasty during the performance and it would then be suspended. The first thing that became evident was that the orchestra appeared not to be amplified (I had read this was the case... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is a must if you are near Verona, you could hear a pin drop while the performance was on, very special nigh.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We watched Carmen last night and I was blown away by the beautiful setting. When the crowd lit the candles I blubbed like a girl. A cushion is a must if you're on the stone steps but actually if I went again I would pay a bit more and get a decent seat because those stones don't half hold their... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We have booked a studio in Verona for three weeks: we wanted to see and experience the Veneto and Verona is very centrally located. So far we have made it to three opera performances: Aida, Carmen & Turandot. Aida was a little weird and not that satisfying musically. Carmen and Turandot were both Franco Zeffirelli productions, so the staging was... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I saw Turandot at the opera festival while visiting Verona. It was an amazing experience and I really recommend anyone who's interested in opera to take the chance and see a performance.

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Strand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Booked our opera tickets nearly a year in advance for Aida. Rained all day, but at 21:00 the performance started with clear skies. To our disappointment the performance was cancelled at the start of the 3rd act due to heavy rain. Thankfully were could experience a part of the opera and being in this ancient arena for such an event... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We bought tickets for Aida and sat in the upper stone section. We strongly recommend to bring or buy cushions plus rain protection. Since it is open seating, you have to arrive at least an hour earlier inorder to get decent seats. We were there on the opening night for Aida and the show was fully booked. People were packed... More

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