The Arena in Verona, built with pink tinged marble in the first century, is an open air Roman ampitheatre which still displays it's original splendour.
We visited for a performance of Nabucco and were quite blown away.
With an attendance of around 15,000 people, this made for a vibrant, lively experience and we loved every minute.
There are small bars situated throughout the arena, with the larger ones in the reception area having a separate pay point which you have to go to first.
If you are visiting in the summer months, a paper fan is a must and can be purchased from stalls outside for around €5. As the ampitheatre is completely open and uncovered, there is no shelter from any rain, so this should be taken into account on inclement days.
The front rows of seats (premier) are slightly padded and quite comfortable, but the remainder require a cushion of some sort. These can be hired within the arena, or again, you can buy one from the vendors outside.
Dress is supposed to be elegant, and on the whole, that night, was. A few cobbles surrounding the area but not insurmountable with high heels. Take a wrap for cooler evenings as a (welcome) breeze occasionally circulates throughout.
A beautiful venue for an unforgettable evening.More