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Arena di Verona

Piazza Bra 28, 37121 Verona, Italy
39 045 8005151
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Ranked #3 of 45 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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Bendigo, Australia
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138 reviews 138 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

In some ways the view from the 'gods' seems better from the high priced 'armchairs' down below. We had great view over the screens and into the orchestra and rear choir. For the purists there might be better acoustic effects elsewhere but the spectacle on a balmy, moonlit night is hard to beat. Facial expressions were obviously not clear but... More

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Ireland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went to see Turandot on the last night of its run and what a night it was. The venue is not just spectacular but also acoutically functional with the music and singing clearly heard throughout the arena. The performances were great and the staging was just incredible - with the full chorus on stage at times there must have... More

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Amongst all the other attractions in this beautifull city, I loved the arena and to see how well preserved and maintained it was. There was even a live show happening during our visit.

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Kent
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

My second opera at the Arena (previously saw Carmen back in 2002). Sat in higher "seats" as usual. The show did not fail to impress. The atmosphere, the surroundings, etc. have got to be seen to be believed! Yes, it does go on for a while, but at around £15, it was well worth it. I mean, I had to... More

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St. Mary, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Great place to see/hear operas. Should have taken a fleece as, unusually, it got quite chilly after 21.00. The most fitting operas for this venue are Aida and Nabucco.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Saw the opera Aida on a late August Sunday evening. Opera is not my favorite entertainment but the location, staging, performances, etc. were extraordinary. Expect to pay New York City type prices for proper seats but I couldn't imagine sitting 4 hours on a backless stone bench.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

the sun sets and the light plays with the stones of this majestic Arena, as this place that the coasting along. Side show, with the sunset, the first accents shows me why I love Romeo and Juliet. This version enchants me, that modernism in the staging is not without recalling the version directed by Baz Luhrmann in 1996 scenario Michel... More

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San Francisco, USA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Tonight's performance of "Romeo et Juliette" at the Arena di Verona is a travesty. Vittorio Grigolo and Lana Kos created the title roles with great commitment, chemistry and beautiful voices. That is where the evening's magic ended. The production is simple horrific. Keep in my that I appreciate both traditional, new-concept productions. "R&J" is a classic, universal tale that can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We watched Madam Butterfly in the arena and it was breathtaking. It was easy to just buy tickets on the day - we bought the cheapest on the stone steps - and just had the best view. The steps can get a little uncomfortable by the end so if you can take a cushion I would advise it! if sitting... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I really enjoyed being outside and inside the arena, cost of getting in was €6 but I guess the price had a lot to do with the fact a stage had been set for opera show, we were so gutted that there were no shows that night as it would have been amazing to have watched. The arena is no... More

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