The Verona Arena
The Roman amphitheater (better known as Arena) is, with Romeo and Juliet, the symbol of this city. It was probably built in I century and like all the amphitheaters housed the gladiator’s spectacles. A solid and impressive structure with the exterior faced of bricks and red marble (called “rosso Verona”) which create a particular chromatic effect; the interior with its central stage and a tier of concentric seats give an effect of grandeur. The Arena maintains its hundred-years function indeed it still is the stupendous background of concerts and musical manifestations.
When: From Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 7 pm. During the opera season from 9 am to 3,30 pm.
How to get here: by feet, in the centro storico. The arena is in Piazza Bra.