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Arena di Verona, Verona

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Built in the first century CE, Arena di Verona--one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheaters--has served as an opera venue since 1913. Thanks to the amphitheater's incredible acoustics, electronic microphones were not used here they were finally installed as a sound reinforcement system in 2011. The arena has hosted Alicia Keys, The Who, and Pearl Jam, as well as some of the world's most noteworthy conductors and opera singers. Sitting in the stands, you'll be transported back to Roman times when more than 30,000 people filled the seats to watch shows and games. Plan your visit to Arena di Verona and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Verona sightseeing planner.
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  • As others have said, there’s not that much to see, especially since it’s covered in plastic seating and a stage. It was nice to walk around, but not worth the money. 
    As others have said, there’s not that much to see, especially since it’s covered in plastic seating and a stage. It was nice to walk around, but not worth the money.  more »
  • Impressive from the outside but not worth the 10 Euro entry fee during the day. The venue has been transformed in to a modern metal seated concert venue inside. It would benefit from a guide... 
    Impressive from the outside but not worth the 10 Euro entry fee during the day. The venue has been transformed in to a modern metal seated concert venue inside. It would benefit from a guide...  more »
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  • A MUST from Verona roman history: getting to know its origins, some discussion on its pros and cons in terms of acoustics (it houses daily opera performances over the summer period). I found it interesting from an architectural point of view, it offers a privileged location, and there is a lot to look about, find out and discuss. Unfortunately, the grounds or actual floor of the arena is not visible during the opera season (seats are installed on top of it).
  • DO NOT TRAVEL ONLY FOR A PLAY. The place is incredible; you only need to see the pictures and the acoustic is fantastic. Just be aware this is an open theater so if it there some rain, it does not matter how little, the show will stop! That will wait up to 2hrs to continue, but if the rain does not stop the play will be cancelled. This place should be in your check list if you are staying for at least a couples of days so you can enjoy something else if the show got cancelled.

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