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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  • Arena di Verona is an excellent sample of ancient buildings, which is well preserved. Unlike the Colosseum, this existing building, which hosts various concerts, as well as classical music festival.
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  • The symbol of Verona, wonderful to attend concerts or events. Would be excellent with some restoration. But it is wonderful to see.
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  • Beautiful, must see! attached to piazza delle erbe and many modern hotels, restaurants for tourists, but they all have eyes just x this amazing construction, must see
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  • Impressive arena! A must see if you have any interest in Roman architecture. The view from the top is amazing. But large parts are closed to visitors and the modern seating feels out of place in this magnificent building. Still I would love to see a performance here.
  • Beautiful Roman arena where concerts and events are held. Can just be visited to walk around and explore inside. Great views of the whole city from the top. Relaxing park and great restaurants all around it
  • We liked it a lot. My kids liked climbing up to the top of the arena. It was neat to stand where gladiators had once fought. It made us feel connected to history. The bathrooms are disgusting though, so go before you visit.
  • The arena was absolutely gorgeous and right in the center of the city. Very cool place to see! We didn't go in, as we were running out of time and it was 10 Euros a person to enter. We didn't feel the need to see the inside, but if we had a bit more time, we might have gone in.
  • The most incredible awe-inspiring place with a fantastic atmosphere before, during and after the performance. We saw an opera here on a beautiful August evening but the general experience of being where people had been for 2000 years, together with the sunset, stole the show for me. The facilities were thankfully much more modern! A definite must-see in Verona and very affordable to watch a performance.
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