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Arena di Verona

Piazza Bra 28, 37121 Verona, Italy
39 045 8005151
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Ranked #3 of 46 Activities in Verona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I am very much into Roman stuff, so I wanted to visit the Arena. I knew it was a place where concerts etc were held so I didn't expect a fully "ancient looking" thing, but I didn't expect such a disappointment either ! For 6 euros, you basically get to walk around the inside of the walls where there's nothing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Arena deserves two visits, one during the day to walk around the outside and take in the beauty of this ancient place and one at night to see the Opera (if you are lucky). This is a definite highlight amongst highlights one can enjoy in Verona. As the Opera starts at 9pm parking nearby (just outside the city wall,... More

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Siagon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This arena has great location in the square but looks better from the outside. They were getting ready for a concert when we visited but there was a lack of information about history etc. not great value for money - we sat on the steps in the sun but there was little else to do.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

One of the better preserved arenas, but a disappointment. Plastic chairs set up for some event made it looks cheesy, we were here 8 years ago in March and it looked so authentic, today it looked staged. 6 euros to get in, I thought the Colosseum in Rome even though it is crumbling, was so much better.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

How neat to be able to sit in an arena from 32AD! That thought alone was enough to cause me to make a special trip to Verona on our recent vacation. We had tickets for the opera (which is supposed ot start at 9pm), but it was raining quite hard. The only unfortunate part was that they do not start... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When I saw the outside of the colloseum, it was a joy to behold, a wonderful remnant of the magnificence of the Roman empire. I remembered entering the arena in Pompei and expected the same wonderful experience -boy was I disappointed. The internal part of the arena has been turned into a grotesque pop venue, we entered to a shrieking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Was very privileged to be able to attend the opera at the Arena on two occasions during my holiday to Verona last month and it was absolutely stunning, a not to be missed chance even if your not a big opera fan, just to be able to soak up the atmosphere is amazing. Take along a picnic to enjoy at... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We bought tickets for entrance into the arena during the day, but found that there wasn't really that much to see. The were setting up the stage for a performance and the arena was filled with seating for the show. There didn't seem to be anything of significance to see or any historical tour on offer. There were a lot... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

An experience not to be missed. We booked to see the last performance of the year of Aida and were blessed with dry warm weather in early September. Book in advance and pay for reasonable seats you will not be disappointed. Everything is very well organised and the toilets and bars were within a couple of minutes of our seats.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The arena is undoubtably stunning from the outside and a real historic gem for Verona. However the best thing to do in my opinion to appreciate it from the outside and just wiki the story behind it. Paying to go in is a bit pointless as, although lovingly preserved, there is no story available inside as far as I could... More

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