Arena di Verona
Arena di Verona
4.5
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8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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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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  • Magda T
    Poland20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience with Aida at 100th opera festival celebration
    We have attended Aida performance at 100th opera festival celebration. It was amazing experience- combination of Arena di Verona with opera and fabulous celebration including stunning air show. There was a huge number of people - the arena was full- but tge organisation was just perfect. We felt safe and comfortable. Great experience ❤️
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2023
  • 527andy527
    Birmingham, United Kingdom16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue
    Visited Verona for an opera bing held within the venue. Well organised and inexpensive. Too many venues overcharge visitors at every opportunity. The opera cost €32 (up at the top) water was just a couple of euros and even the full program in four languages cost €5. Well done for sensible pricing and very helpful and friendly staff
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Finn L
    Norway155 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Verona
    Nice walking tour in the old part of Verona. Many nice things to see. It seems good maintained all over. We was there about 4 hours walking around. We stayed at Garda Lake and drove to Verona to visit. Really worth a look
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • PQeverywhere
    Highton, Australia130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressed
    We visited in the evening to an Aida Opera performance . The arena was terrifically presented. Lots of staff on hand to guide you through security checks and to your seats and to ask any questions. Bar catering was efficient, a little pricey but not too bad. The ground level seating was padded and spacious. The ancient back drop was impressive.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Anne J
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Arena Verona
    The stunning opera Carmen was fabulous 💃🏻 Always a joy to be in Verona with SOoooo much on offer. The little train ride around the City is a joy. Lovely shops and restaurants...... What is not to like 🇮🇹
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Susan03T
    Nottingham, United Kingdom213 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience if not very comfortable
    We saw The Barber of Seville and it was excellent. The Arena is amazing and it is a real highlight to go. I paid for seats in advance in Puccini area row 14. Seats have a great view. A word of warning though - the seats are very uncomfortable - my daughters bought cushions which helped a little bit they are also tall and there is not a lot of leg room. Also you can take very little in with you. We bought drinks inside but there is nothing available at all to eat. We were in our seats at 8 as we had read to be there an hour before. It finished about 12.30 and we were really hungry. You have to go through security first so allow some time to get through but you do not need to be there that early. The Opera has subtitles on screens in Italian and English which meant we understood it all which helped!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Dan M
    Frankfurt, Germany220 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go see the opera here!
    Saw Aida and loved it! You are watching an Italian opera in the Arena di Verona! It is every bit as amazing as you can imagine. Highly recommend you get tickets in sections 1-4 in order to get chairs. Sections 5 and 6 are numbered; however, you are sitting on the stone steps and will likely want to bring or purchase a cushion. Water bottles of any sort (empty or full) are not allowed and will have to be left at security. You may or may not get it back. Eat early, dress appropriately, and go see an opera in this extraordinary venue!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Jason S
    Melbourne, Australia2,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice arena to visit
    Outside it looks really good and well preserved and you can get some really good photos. Inside was smaller than I imagined but once again fairly well maintained and nice architectural design to arena. Maybe a little pricey for what you see and can do, but very much worth a visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 9, 2023
  • GMH153
    Widley, United Kingdom582 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The opera is a must
    Aida was a triumph. Truly spectacular. Sitting as a plebeian make sure you buy or bring a cushion or two. Luckily I had no one behind me so had a little more room. This is such a great setting for the opera whether you are an opera buff or not!!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 9, 2023
  • harrietskm
    Boca Raton, Florida70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place to see an opera
    Lucky for us we got to go to an opera in the arena. It is phenomenal. The acoustics are great. We had seats with cushions but there’s all kinds of seating. If you’re ever in the area and they have an offer this is something you should definitely do. They also have tours of the arena.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 24, 2023
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Sheflanagan
51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We took a day trip from Munich and booked a scenic train ride through Brenner pass to Verona, not being familiar at all with Verona. What a pleasant surprise! The Arena was first on our list of things to see and it did not disappoint. With a 10 Euro entry fee, we decided on the Verona Card city pass for 20 Euro, which includes entry to the Arena and most of the city attractions plus city bus travel (good for when we head back to the train station towards Munich). The Arena was very interesting.
Written January 15, 2020
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Mark J
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
Visited the amphitheatre in July 2019 with a 7 year old. Well worth a visit but then booked for the opera that evening. We are not opera people but the setting and the atmosphere was great and would recommend to anyone. Even if it’s just to tick another life experience off!! There were large screens translating the opera and was a fantastic set with hundreds of actors, horses etc. Only gave 4 stars as the ampitheatre is so large that it can be difficult to see and hear from the rear, although we were on seats and not the terrace area. The atmosphere and setting are something else! Would recommend the experience
Written January 9, 2020
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marco d
Milan, Italy1,852 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Forecast for the day when Aida had to be performed said: "Disruption due to thunderstorms" with 90% rain probability. 
Myself and husband had been very much looking forward to watch that Opera, so we tried to stay positive.
During the day rain has been on again and off again; when we arrived at 8.40 pm, scattered drops were falling while vendors were selling cheap rain ponchos outside the amphitheater (and ffp2 face masks, mandatory to attend the performance). 
By 9:00 pm there was still a light sprinkling, enough to block the start of the performance (musical instruments get easily ruined by rain drops), then the rain stopped … then restarted … and again … Aida started and stopped three times; from our seats we could see orchestra musicians going up and down the backstage with their instruments. Fun moments: enthusiastic rounds of applause did welcome,from time to time,the cleaning company trying to dry the stage between sprinkles.
Most audience at that point were wearing ponchos and even opening some umbrellas (yes, you can bring an umbrella inside Arena,providing it has no sharped tip)
Eventually Aida really started (9.45pm ?) and went on.
There was just one break: remind that restrooms are very few, decently clean but quite “old fashioned”.
There is a bar for coffee and spritz;you are allowed to bring bottled water (plastic only) and sandwiches inside the Arena, but metal objects and cameras are forbidden. These items have to be left outside the entrance, no receipt given at all, so you need to be lucky and find your stuff at the end of the performance ! Conclusion: don't carry with you anything that you don’t wish to loose!
Even if we had rain and delays , we fully enjoyed Aida and would recommend to tempt fate and book your seats at least one month in advance, as Arena offers an exceptional, wonderful experience.
Cast, orchestra, lights, sound and scenography were excellent!! In my opinion it's worth to spend some more money in order to get a side stall (poltrona) not too far from the stage.
Written August 14, 2021
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bookrijeka
rijeka21 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Nice to see the Arena from inside, but 10 Eur entry fee is too much. Reduced price (and fair) of 1,00 Eur is available only on first Sunday in Month, from October to May.

Be careful on the entry, the old lady in the ticket kiosk tried to trick me for 30 Eur!!! I had only 50eur for 2x 1eur tickets and did not get the 48eur back, had to argue with her for my money. After i get my 48 back (lady throw it on the desk) there was no apology from her side. A catastrophic service.

Arena is nice, you can climb to the top and enjoy the view from above.
Written January 6, 2020
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BateyBoy
Cardiff78 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The building is impressive but the overall experience was a crushing disappointment. Having queued for about 40 minutes and paid 10 euros each to enter I was expecting a similar experience to visiting the coliseum in Rome.

Unfortunately, being a concert venue, the floor of the amphitheatre was completely covered in modern seating, as were the first few tiers up from the floor. There was scaffolding everywhere to accommodate the lighting rigs. Only the top tiers were the original and even they had seat numbers stuck to the stone.

Access was restricted to the tiered seats and the internal corridors running along the circumference of the structure.

Overall, the magic of visiting an ancient amphitheatre was lost and I felt ripped off. My advice would be not to bother with paying the entry fee unless it's to see an opera. Admire it from outside and go to the Coliseum, which knocks this into a tin hat.
Written August 14, 2022
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Heather R
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We saw La Traviata on July 2nd. Out tickets had rolled over from 2020 and all we had to pay was an extra 10 euros to keep VIP tickets. Unfortunately, although I had the correct tickets, they wouldn’t scan and we had to go to the Information Desk to get them stamped. If this happened to me I’m presuming it happened to many more people. It was 39degrees so we were hot and sticky and, by the time we got our tickets sorted, it was nearly time for the opera to start. Only, there was a problem with the scenery and some items had to be craned over the stage. It was 50 mins late starting, the first act ended after 30 mins. Between acts hoards of crew clambered over the stage, for me, detracting from the overall performance. La Traviata was amazing to see, superb singing and in that wonderful setting. However, the scenery was too ambitious and unnecessary. The act set in Paris was simply stunning however. Instead of ending at midnight it actually ended at 1 15am.
For the VIP area men wore trousers, no shorts, some were in black tie - in that heat! The ladies were all beautifully dressed, ranging from formal evening gowns to summer dresses.
Written July 3, 2022
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Yvette B
Stockholm, Sweden22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Been in 2021, after the Corona lockdown was over , to watch an Aida performance; when we were all seated and looking forward to the performance, it was aanounced that the orchestra was on strike : only the pianist had agreed to stay, as well as the singers. So we had the experience of listening to and watching a whole opera performed by singers who were accompanied by a lonely pianist. They all did wonder fully well. This year we booked the Placido Domingo in Verdi night, alsomwith high expectations, all went well until the last act when it was amounted that master Placido Domingo had lost his voice and had to be replaced. So two times a sort of different ending. But I love the venue, the atmosphere ( people really dress up) , the acoustics. Next year again! And yes, prices can be very high, but I heard that the cheapest places, on the concrete steps, are really low and you can still hear everything perfectly. Just take a pillow or something likewise.
Written August 25, 2022
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John B
Norristown, PA272 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
This arena was one of the best things to see in Verona. From what I was told, most of it is still original has been preserved. More so than the Colosseum in Rome. The Colosseum is still more impressive but this was a fun visit. I was able to go in on a rainy day, but the rain stopped when I got here and there were less people. They still have concerts here and I saw them setting up for a performance. One of my favorite places in Verona.
Written December 30, 2020
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Professional Traveller
Tortworth, UK21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Sadly this place has gone down hill. Way too many touts and vendors - food around the area is mediocre - and the performance in the arena was 1 hour late - the building itself has been renovated with new stone and has lost its appeal. Much better things to do in Italy. People here are scruffy and there is no entertainment on a A Saturday night beside the occasional Performances at the Arena which we attended and was late . Very disappointed.
Written August 8, 2020
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Terry Anzur
Jupiter, FL1,810 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
We came for a performance of Carmen during the summer opera festival. The production was a massive spectacle that was an achievement in itself. Fun to walk around outside the arena and see the giant set decorations for the different productions which change nightly. Unfortunately, the experience inside the arena isn’t good, unless your level of opera appreciation is, “Look, there’s a horse on the stage.” Even the supersized orchestra and chorus sounded muffled in the vast venue. So much action on stage that it was hard to find the person singing. Too bad, because they have world class artists in the production.
They start at 9:15 pm and take an intermission between every act for 20 to 25 minutes, so you could be crammed into a row of folding chairs or sitting on your cold stone seat for more than 4 hours, well past midnight to 1 am. People bring pillows and concession guys were selling them, as well as programs and drinks. But since they have a captive audience it felt like a ripoff at 10 euros for a plastic cup of cheap wine. We love opera in all kinds of settings, from school auditoriums to grand opera houses, but we weren’t the only people who left early. They need to rethink the experience more along the lines of an outdoor music festival or a Shakespeare in the Park where you could bring a picnic and relax while enjoying some culture, rather than trying to put up to 30,000 people in there. There is a “dress code” that wasn’t enforced — no shorts for men in sizzling summer heat?— and the rule against recording was violated by lots of people with cellphones.
Written June 27, 2022
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