Verona Arena

Arena di Verona showing a city, building ruins and night scenes
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Watch operas, rock concerts or theater events in the same historic stadium where Roman gladiators once battled to the death.

Dominating the skyline of Verona is Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheater that is one of the largest in the world. Built in A.D. 30, the arena is one of the oldest structures in the city and a building of colossal proportions. It’s also one of Verona’s most popular attractions and draws over 500,000 visitors to the city each year. Admire its architecture and watch an opera from its historic stone steps.

Arena di Verona has a fascinating history that you can discover on a guided tour of the amphitheater. Hear about its early days as a battlefield for Roman gladiators. Learn about the earthquake that shook Verona during the 12th century, causing the arena to lose much of its fourth floor. In 1913, the arena saw a return to its former glory and popularity when local opera singer Giovanni Zenatello introduced open-air concerts at the arena. Each season, the performances have grown in popularity and frequency.

Today, visitors from around the world come to Arena di Verona to watch an opera performance in the spectacular setting. The amphitheater is renowned for its sublime acoustics. Even in the farthest seats from the stage, you’ll hear every resonating note. Book tickets in advance as concerts sell out early. However, some last-minute tickets are released before each performance to ensure visitors to Verona don’t miss out. Book a ground floor seat to enjoy the comfort of a padded seat or join the locals on tiered stone seats. Watch as candles illuminate the stands after sunset.

Throughout the day, the arena takes on the different hues of the Italian sun. Use a Verona card, a multi-attraction pass, to return to the arena at different times and experience each of its moods.

Arena di Verona is located in the heart of the historic city and can be reached on foot from many central hotels. A bus route also services the area. A fee for admission applies and the arena is open daily.

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Hotel Accademia
Hotel Accademia
4 out of 5
Via Scala 12, Verona, VR, 37121
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Opera Relais de Charme
Opera Relais de Charme
Via Valerio Catullo 1, Verona, VR, 37121
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Hotel Milano & Spa
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