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Verona Arena
Verona Arena

Verona Arena

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Piazza Bra, 1, Verona, Verona, 37121

The Basics

Verona’s Roman Arena is the symbol of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed city center and one of its most popular sights. Though much of the original pink-and-white limestone outer facade was pilfered at the end of the Roman Empire and a catastrophic earthquake in 1117 destroyed the rest, the interior and outstanding acoustics remain remarkably intact. In the 19th century, the city began using the arena once again to hold performances, and a staging of Verdi’sAida in 1913 to celebrate the composer’s 100th birthday marked its reincarnation as one of Italy’s most important outdoor theaters.

By day, you can book a Verona Arena tour with skip-the-line entrance to the amphitheater or join a small-group walking tour of the city’s highlights, including the arena as well as Piazza delle Erbe, Castelvecchio, Torre dei Lamberti, and the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. On summer evenings, you can book a ticket for the annual opera festival or other event, and enjoy the arena decked out for a performance.

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Verona Arena Skip-the-line Tour
Verona Arena Skip-the-line Tour
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$26.57 per adult
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Great Tour
Very informative tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this tour.
David_G, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Verona

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Great Tour
David_G, Jun 2022
Verona Arena Skip-the-line Tour
Very informative tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I highly recommend this tour.
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Great walking tour
Irene_H, Jun 2022
Best of Verona Walking Tour with Arena
Bene our guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and good company. Told us lots of local information that we would never have known about.
star-5
Opera in Verona’s arena an unforgettable exerience!
EvelynJean_B, Jun 2022
Arena di Verona Opera Package - Ticket, 1h City guide, Public Transport
The beautiful singing and, of course, the spectacular costumes and dancing all added up to an unforgettable evening for our family. We also appreciated being allowed to do the walking tour the preceding evening.
star-4
Fun to go into the Arena
Jill_S, Jun 2022
Verona Arena Skip-the-line Tour
This was shorter than I expected. It was nice to go into the Arena but I would have liked more history and details. Also, the guides English was a bit hard to understand.
star-5
Beautiful Verona
Sanah_A, Jun 2022
Best of Verona Walking Tour with Arena
Sarah was amazing! She was so knowledgeable & had great knowledge of not just Verona but the world. This was by far the best walking tour we’ve done since arriving to Italy because of her in-depth knowledge. Verona is beautiful & we had a wonderful time visiting
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Great customized tour
Mary_T, Jun 2022
Hidden and fascinating Verona - 3 hour private walking tour
Our guide Sylvia customized our tour & we loved it. She gave us info to explore our own the next day
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Verona 3-hour walking tour
Sam_E, May 2022
Hidden and fascinating Verona - 3 hour private walking tour
The tour guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable. It was out first time in Verona and that was a very good start.
star-5
Great experience
tojaninka, May 2022
A Charming Verona Small Group Stress Free City Tour with a Local Guide
Great tour guide with a deep knowledge of local history. Beautiful city worth exploxing side streets full of colour, beautiful kept and restored.
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Perfect tour
David_T, May 2022
A Charming Verona Small Group Stress Free City Tour with a Local Guide
Lauro was absolutely delightful, she did a very thorough tour, was able to answer all our questions, she brought the city to life with her historical explanations and also gave us great recommendations for restaurants etc. Would highly recommend the tour - perfect to get a good understanding to the history and layout of Verona.
star-5
The Best Arena Tour!
CampbellH_L, May 2022
Tour to the Arena di Verona at the Gladiator's Time
Amazing tour with Fabio!! He was so passionate and knowledgeable and proud of his home city of Verona. If you are interested in learning about the Arena history and its significance to Italian and Veronese history, then this tour is how you do it.
star-5
It was a very lovely tour...
IRENEMAY_T, May 2022
Verona and Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan
It was a very lovely tour with Max our ever so patient guide. Wish we had more time to explore Sirmione but still enjoyed the whole experience! :)
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Max our tour guide was...
Amelia_C, Apr 2022
Verona and Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan
Max our tour guide was excellent in giving details about details n instructions. He’s very patient in waiting for passengers who gets lost in coming back on time 🤣
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There is seating on the amphitheater floor (stalls) or on the stone steps around the perimeter. There is wheelchair access to stall seating.

  • Audience members can check large bags and backpacks in the cloakroom.

  • There is no food or drink allowed inside the amphitheater during performances.

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How to Get There

Verona is located in Italy’s Veneto region, about halfway between Venice and Milan, and you can easily take a Lake Garda day trip from here. The arena is on Piazza Bra in the historic center of Verona, about a 20-minute walk from the train station or eight minutes by bus.

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When to Get There

The arena is open from 8:30am to 7:30pm daily, and from 1:30pm on Mondays. These hours may change on performance days. While you can visit the arena year-round, it is especially memorable in the evening during scheduled performances from June to September. Opera seasons runs during this time; performances begin after sunset (usually around 9pm), and the amphitheater is lit by hundreds of small candles.

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Casa di Giulietta

Verona is also famous for being the setting for Shakespeare’s timeless tale of star-crossed lovers,Romeo and Juliet. Today you can tour what is known as Juliet’s house, Casa di Giulietta, with its romantic balcony.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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