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Arena di Verona

Piazza Bra 28, 37121 Verona, Italy
39 045 8005151
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Ranked #3 of 43 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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Skodsborg, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Arena and atmosphere. But Thunder and Rain stopped the show after first act. So we have to come back another time :-)

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Oost-Souburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The arena is an amazing location to see an opera. Accoustics are well and from secion D we had a great view. Seats on the stairs are only 28 euros bought online. Please make sure you are there about 2,5 hours before the show starts and go to the bathroom before you go in. The time will pass very quickly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I recomend to see a show in this fantastic arena I've seen the opera Carmen it was fantastic The stage was full with 200 perfoemers dansers and corus .The singer were great We love every minut GO and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Visited the arena on a hot day trip to Verona and was very impressed. Although a great deal of the original structure collapsed following an earth quake hundreds of years ago, there is still enough standing to imagine how large the arena was when first used. Operas are regularly held here and we saw the stage set up being constructed... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had tickets to the Galaperformance Plácido Domingo sings Verdi. After the first part it started to rain, then we had to wait for 1 1/2 hours before the rest of the concert was cancelled (because of more rain...) The sound was not good enough during the performance (they said it was because of the weather...) so we did not... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

A futuristic version of Aida. costumes and the setting of the scenes were very awkward, truck lifts, bikes etc. were part of the show. A lot of singing less acting - actors standing still. Choir like performance. We were disappointed. Furthermore the show were interrupted a lot due to a few drops of rain. A single drop made the musicians... More

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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

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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