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Verona Arena Tours

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Verona Arena
Feel like part of history as you attend an event in the Verona Arena (Arena di Verona), a spectacular Roman amphitheater that has dominated Piazza Bra since the first century. Once a venue for sporting events, games, and gladiatorial battles, today audiences of up to 15,000 gather to watch opera, music concerts, and dance performances.

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’s Aida 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.
Address: Piazza Bra, 1, Verona 37121, Italy
Hours: Tue-Sun: 8:30am-7:30pm , Mon: 1:30pm-7:30pm. Opera season is June through August. Check web site or visit ticket office for times and ticketing.
Admission: €10 to enter arena when not in use for opera performances
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Verona Arena semi-private Tour with Fast Track

Verona Arena semi-private Tour with Fast Track

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Verona Arena is the third largest Roman amphitheater in the world and host to the renowned Verona Summer Opera Festival, but it’s not unusual to spend over an hour queuing to get in. This guided tour ensures skip-the-line entrance, so you can explore inside the ancient wonder without having to wait in line.
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  • 30 minutes
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Fascinating Verona: in the Footprints of Romeo and Juliet

Fascinating Verona: in the Footprints of Romeo and Juliet

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Bring to life the story of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers on this walking tour through the evocative, historic heart of Verona. See for yourself why the city’s ancient Roman landmarks and medieval squares provided the perfect backdrop for the romantic tragedy as a guide shares the legends behind landmarks like the Scala family tombs, the Madonna Verona fountain, and Juliet’s House and Balcony.
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Semi-private Verona Highlights Walking Tour

Semi-private Verona Highlights Walking Tour

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Get familiar with wonderful Verona, an eye-pleasing ancient city that offers churches and palaces, squares and cobblestoned streets. This guided tour gives you an in-depth look at Verona as you explore its highlights including the 2,000-year-old Arena di Verona and Juliet's balcony. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
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Verona Food & Wine Walking Tour

Verona Food & Wine Walking Tour

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Get a taste of Verona’s culinary culture on a food and walking tour. Led by a guide, pair a typical pastry with Italian espresso; taste local products such Soppressa, a typical salami, paired with Monte Veronese cheese; or sip on Valpolicella wines, including the great Amarone. As you taste, explore the city’s rich history and architecture, passing the Roman Arena and other top landmarks. Numbers are limited to 12 to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
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Verona City Sightseeing Walking Tour of Must-See Sites with Local Guide

Verona City Sightseeing Walking Tour of Must-See Sites with Local Guide

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Get a feel for the atmosphere of Verona on this short walking tour that covers the city center’s highlights. In addition to navigating, your guide offers trivia and stories often missed by visitors about each landmark on the itinerary, from one of the largest amphitheaters in Italy to the balcony that inspired Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
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Verona Moonlight Walking Tour

Verona Moonlight Walking Tour

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Take a moonlight tour of Verona and explore the city in the calmer evening hours with a guide. After leaving Piazza Erbe, you'll stroll around Verona's romantic alleyways and streets, listening to stories about the poets, painters, and dreamers who have fallen for the city's charms. See the Lovers' Well (Pozzo dell'Amore), Porta Borsari, and the Castelvecchio, and leave the tour armed with tips for the best wine bars in town.
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Hidden and fascinating Verona - 3 hour private walking tour

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Hidden and fascinating Verona - 3 hour private walking tour

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Verona is a charming and unique italian city. Discover it with a local and a Professional Licensed Tour Guide, a tour guide who was born in Verona and still lives there. Walk on its open and colorful squares, learn about its glorious past and its lively present. Admire the beauty of its highlights and discover its hidden corners and gems. Follow the water of the river surrounding the old town, and look at the enchanting hills with their vineyards, cypress and olive trees. Finally you will fall in love with Verona!
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  • 3 hours
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Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Private Guided Tour

Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Private Guided Tour

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Don’t just stand outside the Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) and snap photos of its picturesque facade; with this combo skip-the-line ticket and private tour, you’ll get a personalized look inside the Roman amphitheatre. Marvel at the pink marble construction, built in the first century, and hear tales of its history, from gladiator ring to opera hall.
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  • 1 hour
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$129.85
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Best of Verona, Semi-Private Walking Tour with Arena priority entrance

Best of Verona, Semi-Private Walking Tour with Arena priority entrance

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Explore the romantic city of Verona on this guided walking tour. Discover why Shakespeare wrote about the city and why UNESCO listed it as a World Heritage Site as you walk past monuments, busy squares, and quaint alleyways. Then head to the Verona Arena with skip-the-line access to marvel at the ancient Roman amphitheater constructed in pink marble as your guide informs you of its history and stories.
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  • 3 hours
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Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour

Dark Historical Verona Walking Tour

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Verona is best known as the setting for Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, but it also has a complex history on par with any Italian city. This tour offers a unique way to learn about the darker sides of Verona’s past while taking a guided walk through its historic center. The goal is to make visitors step back in time and learn about the notorious murders, torture stories, family tombs, and beheaded skeletons of one of the world’s most romantic towns.
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Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

Discover Valpolicella by the River in Verona centre

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Get access to a private, hidden garden during this wine tasting tour in Verona. Learn about the secrets of top-quality valpolicella while enjoying tastings in a flower garden overlooking the River Adige. Your guide will provide in-depth tasting notes and commentary on the local culinary culture.
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  • 2 hours
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Verona Segway Tour

Verona Segway Tour

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Enjoy an alternative sightseeing experience of Verona on a Segway tour of the glittering city. With a professional guide, cruise to popular attractions like the Basilica of St Anastasia and Porta Palio while listening to illuminating commentary. Travel at a leisurely pace to visit ancient landmarks like the Arena di Verona, a colossal Roman amphitheatre, and the Castelvecchio. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.
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  • 3 hours
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Verona Private City Tour including Arena and Funicular for Kids and Families

Verona Private City Tour including Arena and Funicular for Kids and Families

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Learn about the history of Verona with this family-focused walking tour. The entire tour is designed with kids in mind, from the inclusion of technology like an iPad to fun elements such as games, trivia, and scavenger hunts. See top landmarks including the Arena, the Cathedral, and Juliet’s Balcony plus a scenic trip up the city’s funicular.
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E-bike Verona Highlights and Panorama tour

E-bike Verona Highlights and Panorama tour

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Ride an electronic bike to Verona’s Piazzale Castel San Pietro, and enjoy sweeping views of Italy’s romantic northern city. As you cycle with ease thanks to the bike’s electric motor, you’ll follow a guide around the city, checking out Piazza Bra, Verona Arena, Piazza Erbe, and Juliet’s House (Casa di Giulietta) on your way to the castle vantage point. Get the background info on each site, soak up the views from Castel San Pietro, then finish with an aperitivo of Valpolicella wine.
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Verona Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

Verona Sightseeing Walking Tour with Food & Wine Tasting

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Planning a visit to Verona? Let us show you around the fascinating sites of the highly attractive city alongside sampling the best beverages and bites in the area for an exhilarating walking tour with food & wine tasting. With an experienced professional local tour guide, you will stroll the city in awe of the Renaissance romance atmosphere. The tour will include visits to must-see attractions, such as the Arena di Verona, Juliet’s house and the most important squares: Piazza Barbieri, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Bra. The tour concludes in a typical northern Italian restaurant in the historic Centre of the City where your senses are tickled as you taste some of the best local produce including cheese, ham and wine. This tour is the perfect introduction to the culture and traditions of Verona, the city full of artistic heritage, a true exploration into northern Italian culture and food with other foodies.
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Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Verona Private Tour

Withlocals Highlights & Hidden Gems: Best of Verona Private Tour

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Setting of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Verona is rich in historic and cultural treasures. See the highlights in just hours without the hassle of a map and guidebook with this tour that takes in both the city’s iconic sights and little-known gems. Visit the Roman Arena, Juliet’s House, and other landmarks, tour the historic Jewish quarter, and pop into a local wine shop to taste Amarone, Recioto, and other area wines.
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  • 3 hours
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Verona Small Group City Tour with a Local Guide

Verona Small Group City Tour with a Local Guide

Located in the region of Veneto, in northern Italy, Verona is the medieval town, known internationally as the City of Love. With romance emanating from every corner, Verona was the setting of both the comedy Two Gentlemen of Verona and love tragedy Romeo and Juliet, written by one of the greatest screenwriters in history, Williams Shakespeare. The city provides the perfect combination of architecture, art and history from the bridges crossing the Adige river, the 1st century amphitheatre to picturesque piazzas. One of the most notable attractions is Juliet’s House and the well-known balcony. This site where Romeo and Juliet swore their true love to each other, embodies the forbidden passion and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every year from all across the globe. Allow us to guide you across the must-see landmarks, sites and attractions of the City of Love, in our 2-hour walking tour. .
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The best tour of Verona between the Arena and Amarone wine

The best tour of Verona between the Arena and Amarone wine

Verona is the city of romance. Here, William Shakespeare set his most famous play, "Romeo and Juliet", a tragic story of love and loss that, still today, attracts people from all over the world to visit its scene. This private tour will take you around the extraordinary city centre, first visiting its most outstanding landmark, the Arena, then reaching a palace which belonged to the Cappelletti, Juliet's family: it will be easy to imagine the timeless beauty of the lady, hanging out at the balcony. At the end, the romantic atmosphere of the surroundings will find its perfect match in couple of glasses of local red wine, Amarone and Ripasso, for a perfect aperitif.
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Private Verona Arena Skip the Line & Cultural Gems Tour

Private Verona Arena Skip the Line & Cultural Gems Tour

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Beautiful architecture, Shakespeare’s influence, and one of the world’s ancient treasures; Verona is a magical place! On this private tour, get ready to discover the best highlights the city has to offer, as well as its unique hidden gems with your favorite local. The best part? A skip the line ticket to the glorious Verona Arena, where you can get a closer look at this majestic symbol of Verona. Get ready to experience Verona the local way. Enjoy the city to the max and hear more about the origin, history, and culture of Verona. Fall in love with the city used as the backdrop for one of William Shakespeare’s most influential plays. Your favorite local has saved the best for last on this private tour. Step inside the glorious arena, which once hosted everything from gladiatorial games to jousting competitions. You can just imagine the incredible stories the structure could tell when seeing it from the inside!
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Skip the line tour: Verona Arena and Romeo & Juliet's house with a local Guide

Skip the line tour: Verona Arena and Romeo & Juliet's house with a local Guide

When you think of Verona you immediately think of Shakespeare and his famous play Romeo and Juliet. It is true Verona inspired the English writer to write his most famous masterpiece and you might asking yourself why. Verona is a beautiful city, full of art, architecture and history. Thanks to this 3 hour tour you will get to discover all the beauty Shakespeare used to talk about. Thanks to a local guide that will lead you along the city you will visit the main attractions of the city. Starting from Piazza Bra, you will admire the world famous Arena di Verona, one of the best preserved amphitheatres in the world. Then you will pass by the main squares Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza dei Signori, and spend a visit to Juliet’s house. Once here don’t forget to make a wish! A short but intense tour that will want you to discover more of this marvellous city!
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Arena di Verona Opera Ticket Package

Arena di Verona Opera Ticket Package

Verona’s ancient Roman Arena is one of the most dazzling venues for opera in Italy, but tickets to performances here can be hard to come by. Be sure to secure a seat with this advance ticket to an evening show. A bus pass makes it easy to reach the Arena, and you can take in the sights before the performance begins with a guided tour through Verona’s old town.
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Verona - Art & wine

Verona - Art & wine

This tour is divided in two parts. At firsr we will make an excursion around Verona, we will admire the beauty of the city and you will be told the history of this little corner of paradise. After the walk in the city we will leave, by car, towards Valpolicella where, after having lunch in a renowned typical restaurant, we will stop in one of the best wineries in this area where you can taste the best wines of the area and visit the cellar where the process of vinification will be explained and showed.
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  • 7 hours
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City Tour of Verona

City Tour of Verona

Discover the beautiful town of Verona, the famous setting of Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet”. Fall in love of the ancient Roman Arena and explore the medieval city that has become the synonym for romance.
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  • 3 hours
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$34.97
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Morning excursion in Verona

Morning excursion in Verona

Every excursion in an art city should be with a guide. Just in this way, the masterpieces you will see, will give life-lasting memories. The history of Verona is unique, not by chance the Celts,the Romans, the Lombards, the Austrians and the French, they all settled here. Every population felt in love with Verona. Come with me to discover why.
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  • 3 hours
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$98.95
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Verona Arena hours of operation?
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Verona Arena hours of operation: Tue-Sun: 8:30am-7:30pm , Mon: 1:30pm-7:30pm. Opera season is June through August. Check web site or visit ticket office for times and ticketing.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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