Verona Arena

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Arena di Verona featuring night scenes, a city and heritage elements

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.

Top Hotels Close to Verona Arena

Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
3 out of 5
Vicolo Tre Marchetti 3, Verona, VR
The price is NT$2,671 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
This family-friendly Verona hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Verona Arena, Verona Philharmonic Theatre, and Juliet's House. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (697 reviews)
"Location of the hotel was excellent as was the service. Definitely recommend"

Reviewed on 2021/8/28

Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
Hotel Accademia
Hotel Accademia
4 out of 5
Via Scala 12, Verona, VR
The price is NT$3,787 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in Verona City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Juliet's House and Piazza delle Erbe. Verona Arena and Piazza Bra are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (945 reviews)
"Wonderful luxury hotel in the heart of Verona. Everything about our stay was top-notch, from the service to the sumptuous room to the delicious breakfast. A great home base from which to explore this spectacular city."

Reviewed on 2021/9/18

Hotel Accademia
Opera Relais de Charme
Opera Relais de Charme
Via Valerio Catullo 1, Verona, VR
The price is NT$3,093 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
This family-friendly Verona aparthotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Juliet's House, Verona Arena, and Piazza delle Erbe. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (790 reviews)
"This is the second time we have stayed here in as many years. Wonderful hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Would always come back."

Reviewed on 2021/8/30

Opera Relais de Charme
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Best Lodging Options Near Verona Arena

Casamore Rooms
Casamore Rooms
Via dei Mutilati 7 - primo piano, Città Antica, Verona, VR
The price is NT$1,396 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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Hotel Accademia
Hotel Accademia
4 out of 5
Via Scala 12, Verona, VR
The price is NT$3,787 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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Opera Relais de Charme
Opera Relais de Charme
Via Valerio Catullo 1, Verona, VR
The price is NT$3,093 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
3 out of 5
Vicolo Tre Marchetti 3, Verona, VR
The price is NT$2,671 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
Hotel Indigo Verona - Grand Hotel Des Arts
Hotel Indigo Verona - Grand Hotel Des Arts
4 out of 5
Corso Porta Nuova 105, Verona, VR
The price is NT$3,005 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
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Hotel Bologna
Hotel Bologna
3 out of 5
Piazzette Scalette Rubiani 3, Verona, VR
The price is NT$3,396 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
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Hotel Milano & Spa
Hotel Milano & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Vicolo Tre Marchetti, 11, Verona, VR
The price is NT$3,095 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
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Air Suite
Air Suite
Corso Porta Nuova, 11, Verona, VR
The price is NT$3,314 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
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Hotel Verona
Hotel Verona
3 out of 5
Corso Porta Nuova 47/49, Verona, VR
The price is NT$2,717 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
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