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Arena di Verona, Verona

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Built in the first century CE, Arena di Verona--one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters--has served as an opera venue since 1913. Thanks to the amphitheater's incredible acoustics, electronic microphones were not used here they were finally installed as a sound reinforcement system in 2011. The arena has hosted Alicia Keys, The Who, and Pearl Jam, as well as some of the world's most noteworthy conductors and opera singers. Sitting in the stands, you'll be transported back to Roman times when more than 30,000 people filled the seats to watch shows and games. Plan your visit to Arena di Verona and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Verona sightseeing planner.
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  • This is a most impressive structure, and it reminded us of our trip to the Coliseum in Rome. The outside is nicer than the inside here. The interior is very plain, and not a lot to see. I think entry....  more
    This is a most impressive structure, and it reminded us of our trip to the Coliseum in Rome. The outside is nicer than the inside here. The interior is very plain, and not a lot to see. I think entry....  more »
  • Overpriced for what is on offer to see! Lots cordoned off with red tape so it was inaccessible to the general public. It was ten euros each and only had one small wall of information and no artefacts. 
    Overpriced for what is on offer to see! Lots cordoned off with red tape so it was inaccessible to the general public. It was ten euros each and only had one small wall of information and no artefacts.  more »
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  • I was very surprised and impressed with this Arena and enjoyed the experience more than the Colosseum in Rome. It’s older than the Rome Colosseum, cheaper to get into and you can wander as long as you’d like inside to enjoy the remains of this almost 2000 year old site. Well worth the admission price. The ticket line was long but it’s worth the wait. I would love to come back and see a concert or show inside someday.
  • I visited the arena this summer to see Aida. What an amazing experience! The arena itself is beautifully preserved. Depending on your seats, you may or may not have a cushion and/or seat back so keep that in mind - the opera is about 3 hours. Drinks are available for purchase. Attending the show as part of the summer opera was magical. Sitting in an ancient structure watching such great talent means there’s so much to take in. I would suggest to bring a hand fan to help with the heat. Enjoy!

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