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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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$26.45 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Worth doing to understand the arena
Great tour. Interesting history and good use of different points to get an idea of the past and present arena. The guide was excellent
Robert_S, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Verona

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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 🤣
star-5
Fair Verona
Brianne_M, Apr 2022
Verona Private City Tour including Arena and Funicular for Kids and Families
We always book a kid friendly tour for any new European city we visit. This has been the best so far! Our guide, Giulia, was so aware of the kids. As soon as they needed "something" she had a game or a scavenger hunt ready for them. The three hours went by like a breeze. The kids had so much fun and were engaged the whole time! Would recommend to all of my family and friends!!!
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Lovely city explained professionally
Martin_W, Mar 2022
Hidden and fascinating Verona - 3 hour private walking tour
Fully comprehensive tour by the very knowledgeable guide, Silvia. So much detail, lots of stops & talking points
star-5
Very interesting and informative tour
Dmitriy_P, Feb 2022
Tour to the Arena di Verona at the Gladiator's Time
Fabio - our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. He took extra time to provide with the best arena locations for pictures and provided us with tons of information. Great tour to provide with the history of the arena in a short time.
star-5
The tour was excellent as was our guide Isabella
mbheim, Nov 2021
Verona Arena Skip-the-line Tour
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.
star-5
Arena, Verona guided tour
Louise_K, Sep 2021
Verona Arena Skip-the-line Tour
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
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
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: A self-guided audio tour through Verona
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!

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
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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