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Arena di Verona

Watch operas, rock concerts or theater events in the same historic stadium where Roman gladiators once battled to the death.

Dominating the skyline of Verona is Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheater that is one of the largest in the world. Built in A.D. 30, the arena is one of the oldest structures in the city and a building of colossal proportions. It’s also one of Verona’s most popular attractions and draws over 500,000 visitors to the city each year. Admire its architecture and watch an opera from its historic stone steps. 

Arena di Verona has a fascinating history that you can discover on a guided tour of the amphitheater. Hear about its early days as a battlefield for Roman gladiators. Learn about the earthquake that shook Verona during the 12th century, causing the arena to lose much of its fourth floor. In 1913, the arena saw a return to its former glory and popularity when local opera singer Giovanni Zenatello introduced open-air concerts at the arena. Each season, the performances have grown in popularity and frequency. 

Today, visitors from around the world come to Arena di Verona to watch an opera performance in the spectacular setting. The amphitheater is renowned for its sublime acoustics. Even in the farthest seats from the stage, you’ll hear every resonating note. Book tickets in advance as concerts sell out early. However, some last-minute tickets are released before each performance to ensure visitors to Verona don’t miss out. Book a ground floor seat to enjoy the comfort of a padded seat or join the locals on tiered stone seats. Watch as candles illuminate the stands after sunset.

Throughout the day, the arena takes on the different hues of the Italian sun. Use a Verona card, a multi-attraction pass, to return to the arena at different times and experience each of its moods. 

Arena di Verona is located in the heart of the historic city and can be reached on foot from many central hotels. A bus route also services the area. A fee for admission applies and the arena is open daily.


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Hotel Milano & Spa NT$3,014
Hotel Milano & Spa

Hotel Milano & Spa

Vicolo Tre Marchetti, 11, Verona, VR
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Verona City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Piazza Bra and Verona Arena. Juliet's House and Piazza delle Erbe are also within 10 minutes. Verona Porta Nuova Station is 20 minutes by foot and Verona Porta Vescovo Station is 29 minutes.

    Colomba D'Oro Hotel NT$4,220
    Colomba D'Oro Hotel

    Colomba D'Oro Hotel

    Via Carlo Cattaneo 10, Verona, VR
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Verona City Centre, this romantic hotel is steps from Piazza Bra and Verona Arena. Piazza delle Erbe and Juliet's House are also within 10 minutes. Verona Porta Nuova Station is 19 minutes by foot.

      Hotel Giulietta e Romeo 3 stelle (Superior) NT$2,953
      Hotel Giulietta e Romeo 3 stelle (Superior)

      Hotel Giulietta e Romeo 3 stelle (Superior)

      Vicolo Tre Marchetti 3, Verona, VR
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Verona hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Verona Arena, Piazza Bra, and Juliet's House. Piazza delle Erbe and University of Verona are also within 15 minutes. Verona Porta Nuova Station is 21 minutes by foot and Verona Porta Vescovo Station is 29 minutes.

        Hotel Mastino NT$2,011
        Hotel Mastino

        Hotel Mastino

        Corso Porta Nuova 16, Verona, VR
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Verona City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Verona City Hall, Verona Arena, and Piazza Bra. Juliet's House and Piazza delle Erbe are also within 15 minutes. Verona Porta Nuova Station is 15 minutes by foot.

          Boutique hotel touring NT$3,211
          Boutique hotel touring

          Boutique hotel touring

          Via Quintino Sella, Verona, Provincia di Verona
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Verona City Centre, this inn is steps from La Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, and Juliet's House. Verona Arena and Piazza Bra are also within 10 minutes. Verona Porta Nuova Station is 26 minutes by foot and Verona Porta Vescovo Station is 27 minutes.

            Hotel Gabbia d'Oro
            Hotel Gabbia d'Oro

            Hotel Gabbia d'Oro

            Corso Porta Borsari, 4, Verona, VR
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              This family-friendly Verona hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Fontana di Madonna Verona and Piazza delle Erbe. Verona Arena and Juliet's House are also within 10 minutes. Verona Porta Nuova Station is 26 minutes by foot and Verona Porta Vescovo Station is 28 minutes.

              Due Torri Hotel NT$9,542
              Due Torri Hotel

              Due Torri Hotel

              Piazza Sant Anastasia 4, Verona, VR
                 
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Verona hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Basilica di Sant'Anastasia and Piazza delle Erbe. Verona Arena and Juliet's House are also within 15 minutes. Verona Porta Vescovo Station is 26 minutes by foot and Verona Porta Nuova Station is 30 minutes.

                Truly Verona NT$2,121
                Truly Verona

                Truly Verona

                Via Ponte Rofiolo 2/A, Verona, VR
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Verona City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Adige River, Verona Arena, and Piazza Bra. Juliet's House and University of Verona are also within 15 minutes. Verona Porta Nuova Station is 22 minutes by foot and Verona Porta Vescovo Station is 25 minutes.