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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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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It is a very impressive building, but in my view it is best from the outside. The price of six euro to go in was way too much since the arena is used in day to day life. It is modernised and have neon signs for telephones and toilet and such when you enter. Good luck trying to feel the... More

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Knonau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Perfect place to watch Romeo and Juliette (we did) or other classical italian operas during the festival.

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Italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

NO better location for a classical great Italian Blues concert. I wonder how could it be to attend an Opera ... Must be Amazing.

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Connecticut
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Set up with chairs for opera and concerts except for the original seats in the upper third. Also under construction for more staging. Tunnels around arena are untouched.

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Scotland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was our second time at the Arena and we were better prepared. I'd booked the tickets online and printed them before we went; we had no bother getting in. Remember you'll need to take them when you leave the arena to go to the toilets. We'd booked the Gradinata, section F and we did two consecutive nights, Madame Butterfly... More

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Long Island
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is great, much better than expected. They don't amplify the operas so the sound can be a bit distant during soft passages and I found that I missed some of the orchestral details. We had row 8 seats in the first set of risers and this was close but still so far away that I could not see their... More

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Apia, Samoa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

How romantic is Romeo and Juliette under the velvet skies of Verona. With the stars as a back drop and Italian opera to stir the soul how could you help but enjoy the evening. The hotel we stayed at organised the tickets, we just had to collect them from the arena, all very easy. We would absolutely recommend buying a... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A lot of things could go wrong and some earlier reviews mentioned the imprisonment of spectors and singing in the rain to avoid refunds...but for us weather was good, though taking a sweatshirt, jumper or jacket is wise as the temperature drops late in the evening. A near full moon traversing the sky behind the stage contributed to the magic.... More

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Derbyshire
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

One of the problems with booking an open-air performance anywhere is that the weather can get in the way. We were very fortunate - not only in seeing an excellent performance of Verdi's Aida but in seeing it under a bright, clear full moon and in temperatures that never fell below 20 Celcius, even after the opera ended at 12.40am!... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'm a geologist so I am definitely biased, but the best thing about the Verona Arena was that its full of ammonite fossils (spiral shelled prehistoric sea creatures a bit like modern squids). If you look closely they're scattered throughout the stone, not just in the Arena, but throughout the whole of Verona (like in the sidewalks). The Arena looks... More

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