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Arena di Verona

Piazza Bra 28, 37121 Verona, Italy
39 045 8005151
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Ranked #3 of 35 activities in Verona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Essex
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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I thought visiting the arena would just be a walk behind the scenes but you can actually get inside the arena itself. When we visited it was a lovely sunny day so we enjoyed sitting in various places inside the arena and getting lots of lovely photos. Entry is included on the Verona Card. We arrived at about 11.30am and... More

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Verona, Veneto, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Probably the most representative monument of the city of Verona, the Arena is also one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres.

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Verona is a lovely place and the arena is the icing on the cake. It is always crowded with tourists but we'll worth the wait to see the arena from the inside. The exterior is impressive and form a spectacular backdrop for the cobbled square. We were there on a day trip so an option to listen to the opera... More

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Auckland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Get there early in the day before the crowds and explore. We just loved it - noticing the small details - the fossils in the stone, the building techniques and glimpses of how it was pre-earthquake damage. It is a more intimate space than you imagine, and it was great to be able to get a sense of that prior... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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170 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This is an ancient arena, almost 2 thousand years old, and it still impresses because it is amanzingly kept and still works as a concert house. As it was the first sunday of the month, the cost to go inside was just 1 euro!! Once you're inside you can walk around to get a glimpse of what it used to... More

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Eagle, ID
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I'm not sure how anyone could find this site anything other than excellent! The engineering used to construct this place in the 1st century AD is brilliant. Is there another venue over 2,000 years old that is still being used today for concerts? The little details in how giant blocks of marble are chiseled so that water drains properly is... More

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Surrey
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Visited the arena on a Friday night but workmen were setting it up for what I imagine are the upcoming concerts that slighlyt spoilt the whole thing for me a bit...not as good as Rome either

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Worth the small entry fee (bring your student card) just for a little wander around the rickety top circle, imagining you are a gladiator, and poking your head over the side to look at the square. Lovely in the sunshine.

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Took some great pictures of the outside then decided to go in which wasn't too dear. And the views were stunning great bit of history and truly beautiful views should not be missed

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Denver, Colorado
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This well preserved arena is only one of many great places to visit in the marvelous old part of Verona. Even in the gentle rain the visit to the arena was well worth the short walk from our hotel. There are numerous nearby shops and restaurants in Piazza Bra to add to the experience.

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