Arena amphiteatre

Free Entry with Verona City Card

Normal Entry Price:
Adult: €10.00 Reduced: €7.50 

 

See the majestic size of the roman amphiteatre, where theatre shows were seen by 30.000 spectators

The most famous monument of Verona, the best preserved Roman amphitheater in the world was presumably built, according to scholars, in the first half of the first century DC.

The Arena was located outside the city walls until the emperor Gallienus, in 265, he decided to include it in the new wall which he built in just seven months.

In Roman times it was used for performances of struggle between gladiators and hunts for wild animals and was formed by a central area with sand and stairs of constant width.

These two parts were separated from each other by a high podium surrounded by protective nets.

Thanks to its elliptical shape could hold 30 thousand spectators. About the outer ring today remain standing only 4 arches, the so-called Wing, because over the centuries the monument was used as a quarry.

In the summer of 1913 the tenor Giovanni Zenetello and Ottone Rovato organized in Arena the first opera festival with the performance of Aida by Giuseppe Verdi.

Highlights:

  • The round façade of the building was originally composed of white and pink limestone from Valpolicella. This place is more known for wines than mining
  • The first interventions to recover the arena's function as a theatre began during the Renaissance
  • The halls around Arena of Verona were long considered dangerous for women and were so hidden that many crimes were commited.

Openings times:

- With a Verona Card you can visit the Verona Arena free of charge – that’s a saving of €10
- You can skip the line to enter so you save tons of time to enjoy Verona thoughout the day

mon: 1.30 p.m.- 7.30 p.m.
tue-sun: 8.30 a.m.- 7.30 p.m.

The ticket office closes at 6:30 p.m. Openings on Monday only in June, July, August, September.

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Address & map

Address: Piazza Bra, 1, 37121 Verona VR
Telephone: 0039 045 800 5151

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Attractions nearby

  • Museo Lapidario Maffeiano
  • Castelvecchio and Museum
  • Radio Museum
  • Juliet's House

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You can visit for free with The Verona City Card!
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