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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. Put Arena di Verona and other Verona attractions into our Verona itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A Roman arena of the 1st century AD kept in excellent condition. At the entrance are posted on the walls of the big poster to explain the story, from its construction until you present. Worth visiting.
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  • Arena with a good infrastructure to receive tourists and during the month of July the Opera programming is very busy
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  • Visit the Verona Arena is to feel the atmosphere of 2000 years ago. But it's beautiful! Super conserved. Receives festivals, Opera and repair of a special charm to the city. Verona cannot stay out of your script. It's magic
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  • Doesn't get better than that. Live performances at an ancient coliseum. Experience is fantastic and bridges the timeless musical pieces and the present day. Large seating area lets crowd of all ages enjoy musical masterpieces at a reasonable price. World famous performers make the night unforgetable.
  • One of the great attractions of Verona. In Piazza Bra you can find many bars and restaurants, the famous Arena and a small park. The Arena hosts opera plays in the summer and concerts during the winter months. The square is linked to via mazzini, famous for its many shops
  • Not a lot to see from the outside, but to just see such a historical site was amazing. Although much of it has been preserved, there is still much that has been lost forever. There is one section that is still standing of the outer portion that allows you to get a good perspective of exactly how big it truly was at the height of the Roman Empire. We were there while they were preparing for the Opera festival, so there was a lot of work going on in and around the area.
  • A wonderful feat of architecture & engineering by the romans. A must see on anyone's list. A vast area inside & symmetrically perfect. I only wish we could have seen it without all the staging& seats for a modern day concert.
  • Do we realise this place has been built hundreds of years ago and still hosts concerts and events? It's magical.