By Admin | Last Updated December 09, 2019
The Roman Amphitheatre Arena di Verona is in Piazza Bra. Built in the 1st century on a site which was then beyond the city walls, it is one of the best ancient structures in the world. This amphitheatre is among the largest in the Roman world - 152 meters long by 128 meters wide and 30 meters high (500 x 420 x 100 ft).
There were three tiers of arches reaching a height of 30 meters (98 feet). Now only two tiers survive, except in one small portion where four arches survive of the top tier. The round facade of the building was composed of white and pink limestone from Valpolicella and can be accessed by buying admission tickets. Below the tiers you will find galleries, cells and passageways that cannot be visited today. You will see the Arena almost immediately entering the city.
In the ancient times the amphitheatre could host more than 30000 spectators but today, for security reasons, the maximum attendance is 15000 people. Nowadays visitors are advised that admission tickets to sit on the arena’s stone steps are much cheaper to buy than tickets giving access to padded chairs available on lower levels. To lit the arena after sunset, candles are distributed to the audience. The opera production of Arena had not used any microphones or loudspeakers until an electronic sound reinforcement system was installed in 2011.
|Address||Piazza Bra, 1, 37121 Verona VR, Italy|
|Nearest Bus Station||VR Piazza Bra, Largo DIV Pasubio Palazzo Pirelli|
The Arena is located in the Piazza Bra which is well connected by bus and trains. There are ample parking spaces for private cars and big buses too. Parking spaces can be pre-booked online also.