"Arena" Arena Tip by sachara

Arena, Verona: 109 reviews and 191 photos

by sachara

The most striking 'must see' in Verona is the arena. The first time I came to Verona to visit especially this Roman amphitheater. I spent hours inside, exploring every corner and feeling the atmosphere in this enormous construction.

During the VT meeting in a bar nearby I had to leave the party and walked to the Piazza Bra to have a glimpse of the illuminated outside of the arena. Druing my next visit I hope to attend one of the famous opera performances given in this well preserved arena.

The amphitheatre, built in AD 30, could host more than 30.000 spectators. The round facade was originally built in white and pink limestone, but after a earthquake in the 12th century, which almost completely destroyed the outer ring, the stones of the arena were used for rebuilding other buildings.

During the Renaissance the arena started again to get its function back as a theatre. The arena has outstanding acoustics for musical performances. Nowadays there are several opera productions each year during the summer months.

Address: Piazza Bra
Directions: Near the Barbieri Palace.
Phone: +39 458003204
Website: http://www.arena.it/en-US/HOMEen.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Feb 9, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“if you are in a hurry, make a detour. ”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 1 1
Forum Rank:
0 0 1 5 8

Have you been to Verona?

  Share Your Travels