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Built almost 2000 years ago, Arena di Verona is an open-air Roman amphitheater that’s still in use today. Although much of the original pink and white stone exterior façade was affected by an earthquake in 1117, the interior stayed remarkably intact. A visit to the Verona Arena gives you a chance to discover a piece of Roman architecture that has managed to hold it’s original splendor.

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through ancient history!

The stories told on an Arena di Verona tour will take you back in time and make you experience first-hand the magnificent past of this extraordinary site. Walk through the massive limestone arches and allow an expert guide to reconstruct the history of this great amphitheater for you.

While you can visit the arena year-round, it is especially memorable in the summer’s evenings. During that season, the Arena di Verona hosts the renowned Verona Summer Opera Festival. Book your Verona arena opera tickets and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Verona Arena: Visitor Highlights

#Verona Colosseum - Best Snaps!

Arena Di Verona Tickets & Tours Tips

Verona Arena: Know Before You Go

Quick Facts



Known For

Artistic Heritage

Activity Type

Verona Arena Visit

Yearly Visitors

500,000 +

High Season

June - September

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

Verona Arena: Visitor Highlights

  • Watch classic operas such as La Traviata, Tosca, and Aida under the starry sky in the world’s largest open-air theatre.
  • Learn more about the history of the ancient Roman venue alongside an expert guide. When you book a Verona Arena tour, you also gain priority entrance.
  • The amphitheater was designed to hold more than 20,000 people; all gathered between the walls made of stones from Valpolicella with red-pink shades.
  • Some of the Verona arena tickets come in a package that includes a city guide and a public transport ticket.
  • Explore the Opera Museum, where you’ll admire scores and notes of some of the best composers such as Verdi, Bellini, Rossini, and Puccini, as well as costumes used in operas. 

#Verona Colosseum - Best Snaps!

Verona’s Roman Arena is one of the most popular sights in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center.

  • Snap a shot of the white and pink limestone exterior during the day or lit up by night-time.
  • Climb to the top of the amphitheater and capture the beautiful buildings surrounding it as the sun sets.
  • Pose in the middle of the arena and use the stone steps as your backdrop!

Got a winner? Choose your best snap from the Arena de Verona. Post it on your IG, and tag #dotravelgram!

Arena Di Verona Tickets & Tours Tips

  • As one of Verona’s most popular sights, it’s advisable you book your Verona arena tickets in advance; especially if you’d like to get a good seat at the opera.
  • The cheapest Verona opera tickets are for the stone steps, and they’re unnumbered seats. This means you’ll need to arrive very early in order to sit on the lower levels facing the stage.
  • Maximize your experience by joining a small group walking tour of the city’s highlights. Tour Arena di Verona as well as Piazza delle Erbe, Torre dei Lamberti, and the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore.
  • If you’re looking for a more personalized experience, reserve a private guided tour of Verona Arena and tailor it to your needs!

Verona Arena: Know Before You Go

  • Note that photography, sound, and video recording are strictly forbidden during opera performances.
  • In case of rain, performances can be delayed, momentarily stopped, or even canceled if there are extremely bad weather conditions.
  • Security checks are always mandatory, even if you’ve purchased skip the line Verona arena tour tickets.
  • Visitors are NOT allowed to enter the arena with large bags, food, or beverages.


What was the Verona arena used for?

The Roman arena Verona built in the first century used to host gladiators fights for almost 400 years. Further on, in the 16th and 17th centuries, the amphitheater held sporadic concerts and theatrical performances.

Nowadays, the Verona Arena is one of the best places in the world to see opera. During the summer opera festival, there are up to four different productions showcased over three months. 

Do I need a guide to visit the arena in Verona?

Although you can buy an Arena di Verona ticket at the entrance and explore by yourself, Verona Arena tours make for a better experience. Your guide will share incredible stories and fascinating anecdotes about the Roman amphitheater history.

Explore beyond the iconic pink façade of the monument on Piazza Bra with a licensed expert. Learn more about the gladiator fights and famous operas that have been performed in the arena over the years.

What are the opera di Verona festival dates?

The Verona opera festival usually starts mid-June and lasts until the first week of September. During June and July, performances begin at 21 hrs, and from August to September, at 20:45 hrs.

The sooner you book your Arena di Verona tickets, the better price and seat you get!

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