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Arena di Verona

Piazza Bra 28, 37121 Verona, Italy
39 045 8005151
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Ranked #3 of 48 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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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I am not an Opera fan - however, the experience of the open air opera at the Coliseum in Verona was one that I enjoyed inmenselly and will recommend enthusiastically. We saw Aida - a lengthy opera in 3 acts. It was interesting to see how seamlessly the stage scenery was changed. It was a spectacular production - very, very... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Here, our night in Verona, was filled with music and great theatrical performance, in a 2000 years old roman amphitheatre...with such perfect acoustics, no modern amplified sound technology needed! Candles in our hands...and no translation needed for heart touching Italian opera performed. Just let our mind and heart wander with the rise & fall of the music. A bucket list... More

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Lecce, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were happy enough to get tickets to the 40th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, complete with Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman and Barry Dennan performing their cinematic roles... but in that setting? Incredible... in the true sense of the word. Couldn't have been a better symbiosis of setting and spectacle... it's been 2 days since I was there with... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a very nice complete roman theater, but one really needs few minutes to explore the accessible parts, so paying 6 euro/person (or 25 for a 2 adults, 2 youngsters, and 1 more kids) was a bit too much. Still, I would approve this if the historical appearance of the place was not abused by a modern stage, hundreds... More

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Verona is a nice city, really good market area enjoyed it, but was disappointed in the Arena.I have been to many Roman cities and Arena's the best ones seem to be in Turkey. This was spoiled by a steel frame wrapped around the inside for concerts and musical festivals. There wasn't really anything to explain the History or what events... More

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed in the hotel very close to the Arena, but did not attend a performance. On that Saturday night there was an ice skating show to classical music. Not something we were interesting in, but it seemed like half of Verona's population was lining up to get in. It was nice to see families with little kids all dressed... More

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've never been to a venue like this before and was truly blown away by it. We saw Aida, and it was wonderful. I don't know what else to say apart from go. It's worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Well, I liked the arena because I watched an opera staged inside and the whole experience was quite exciting. But, if you were to just stand in the queue to see what's inside on a day with no activity inside, I think it would be rather dull.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This arena built before the Rome coliseum is still in use today. Teams were setting up for a figure skating show staring Canadian Jeffrey Buttle.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Stood outside admiring this magnificent building, absolutle feat of engineering. Queued for half hour as it opened after lunch on Mondays, paid the 6euro, excitedly walked up into the arena........then had my bubble burst! Make shift wooden stage and endless rows of cheap plastic seating.....stood there looking aroung in disbelief, ok its good they use the building for open air... More

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