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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 guided Tour with Fast Track entrance
Verona Arena guided Tour with Fast Track entrance
star-4.5
$28.69 per adult
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The tour was excellent as was our guide Isabella
What a great tour, so glad we did it. We learned a lot from Isabella. She cares about the arena, it’s history and future as well as the city of Verona.
mbheim, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Verona

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Verona’s history comes alive
Michael_M, Oct 2021
Private Juliet’s House Skip the Line & Verona Highlights Tour
It was a last-minute decision to take this tour and our guide was most accommodating. It was an expensive tour but well worth the cost because our guide made Verona come to life. She was animated and engaging. It was a great experience.
star-5
Arena, Verona guided tour
Louise_K, Sep 2021
Verona Arena guided Tour with Fast Track entrance
Our guide was exceptionally friendly and informative. The tour was just the right length at 30 minutes. I would recommend this tour.
star-5
Great guide, perfect walk, the best way to get to know Verona !
Prithvi_S, Sep 2021
Best of Verona Walking Tour with Arena priority entrance
Our guide Isabella was perfect. She was very patient and passionate while guiding us through Verona. Great guide, perfect walk, the best way to get to know Verona !
star-5
Great guide and a memorable tour
Nancy_D, Sep 2021
Best of Verona Walking Tour with Arena priority entrance
Our guide, Isabella, was very energetic and knowledgeable. Our tour started on time, and we enjoyed hearing about the town and its history. Isabella shared so many details and interesting facts. We felt it was an excellent value.
star-5
Very nice experience
Iris_B, Aug 2021
The city of Romeo and Juliet: An audio tour through Verona's cobbled streets
It was very nice to discover Verona on your own pace. It was better understandable than a live tour guide who speaks for a crowd. We’ll definitely use this app in other city’s too!
star-5
Nice tour
Milan_V, Aug 2021
Walking Tour in Verona with Wine Tasting
Super friendly guide. She knew much about the city and the history. She also kept it interactive so you keep your attetion. Also the wine tasting spot was very good and friendly
star-5
Great tour with the perfect length
Lara_B, Aug 2021
Verona Arena guided Tour with Fast Track entrance
The guide was really friendly and outgoing, her English was pretty good, too. We could ask questions ourselves and she had an answer to all of them. Despite that the information given wasn't too embedded in a long-winded review of the arena and Italian's history but very compact and interesting without overchallenging anyone. Although I was by myself I made friends easily and everyone was in a really good mood. Of course we also didn't have to queue for anything because our guide was getting the entrance tickets for everyone in a heartbeat (those tickets are included in the tour fee though). Would totally recommend!
star-5
Great tour!
amorescanin, Jan 2020
Verona Private City Tour including Arena and Funicular for Kids and Families
Excellent tour with kids! Activities and information was tailored to our varying interests and age levels...My kids getting to play “gladiators” in the Arena, and the funicular ride with gorgeous views of Verona were our favorite spots! The tour guide was super knowledgeable, friendly, and understanding! Great way to see the highlights of Verona!
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MY VERONA!
Kevin W, Oct 2019
Verona and Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan
Lovely tour of Verona and Lake Garda with Serena and the coach driver. Very well organised and Serena spoke very good English and instructions when we were left to our own devices was concise and clear. Possibly would've liked a little more time at Lake Garda but all in all a lovely day out.
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How to become acquainted with Verona
John_H, Sep 2019
Hidden and fascinating Verona - 3 hour private walking tour
Outstanding and very relaxed walking tour. Sylvia has excellent English and a warm and friendly character.
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Verona & Lake Garda
smazz58, Jul 2019
Verona and Lake Garda Day Trip from Milan
Two beautiful places not to be missed .I know everybody like to go to Lake Como but there is something unique about Lake Garda .With Verona we were lucky to have visited Juliet's balcony early before the crowd built up . My compliments to our guide Sylvia . She was knowledgeable well spoken and very attentive
star-5
Great Arena Tour!
Bryan_L, May 2019
Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Private Guided Tour
Maria was a wonderful guide. The tour was informative and entertaining. Maria was enthusiastic and passionate about the subject matter. We found her stories very interesting and the length of the tour was perfect.

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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