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Arena di Verona

Address: Piazza Bra 28, 37121 Verona, Italy
Phone Number: 39 045 8005151
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Ranked #3 of 61 Activities in Verona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Performances, Operas, Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields, Food & Drink
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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.
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Cockerham, null, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This was the first attraction we visited in Verona, using the VeronaCard for free entry. It is basically a maze of stone corridors that lead out into the main arena, but the overall impression when you see how huge it is is I think the main attraction. If you walk around the top you get some amazing views of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The Arena was the highlight of our trip to Verona. We were fortunate enough to arrive for the final night of the opera season and snagged tickets to see Aida. The performance itself was incredible and the arena provided a magical backdrop. I definitely would have payed the entrance to just see the arena but to catch a world class... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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49 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The Arena di Verona is a must see. It is right in City Centre. There is a small admission fee....well worth it. Inside the Arena, you can climb up to the top, if you wish, or you can go to the very center floor of the arena. Photo opportunities are great with the massive walls in the background. Also within... More

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Milan, Italy
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This is one of the few Arena still operating in Italy. But mostly the opera is organized during the summer. Since we went in the beginning of winter, it was almost empty. You need to pay a fees of 6euro to enter the Arena. Is it worth it? Yes and a No. There is nothing to visualize inside, except those... More

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Oradea, Romania
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This arena was built before the Rome coliseum and is still in use today. The square around the arena looks very good. It's a place you have to visit if you are in Verona.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had heard that this colosseum was second only to the famous one in Rome. Sitting high in the "stands", we had to imagine what it was like in ancient times and what a marvel it must have been then as it is now. The scale is remarkable. A must see in Verona.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Our family of 4 paid 24€ to visit this colosseum and it was one of the least value attractions we visited. It is wonderful to look at from the outside, however inside you will find it set up for concerts which detracts from the historic appeal in a pretty major way. We got in there and thought ok is this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Arena of Verona is a Roman Theatre , build during the first century after Christ. Still in use, it has a perfect audio till the highest seats all around the arena. 15.000 people can stay inside and enjoy Operas, Concerts and Ballets. Very interesting theatre, open from june to first days of september. Visit it !!! You will understand... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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