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Arena di Verona, Italy

From series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
Year: 1st century AD.

Romantic Verona has also its own unique antique symbol - the Roman amphitheater known to general public as the Verona Arena (Arena di Verona). In addition to the huge historical value, the theater has also a cultural value, which is difficult to overestimate. Its unique acoustic properties make it possible to put enchanting theatrical and opera performances, which are annually visited by hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the world.

Arena di Verona, Italy The amphitheater was built in the 30s AD. Now it is located in the central square of Verona - Piazza Bra. In size it ranks third in the world, behind only the world-famous Colosseum and the ancient amphitheater located in Santa Maria Capua Vetera. Originally, the theater was used to conduct gladiatorial and sea battles popular in the era of ancient Rome, as well as circus performances.

In 1117, the building was badly damaged during the earthquake, part of its outer ring was destroyed. Its stones were used by locals to build residential and farm buildings. In the Middle Ages, the ancient arena was used to execute heretics and conduct knight tournaments, and in the 18th and 19th centuries it was used to hold bullfight. Since 1913, the Verona Arena is a permanent venue for opera performances, which everyone can visit. Arena di Verona is considered the largest and most visited opera theater of the planet, which annually receives about 600000 spectators. Next - Pulska Arena

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ATM bankomat: 'Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena Spa' located in 0.15 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Benacus Car Service Srl' is located in 1.26 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Metanauto Castelnuovo S. R. L.' in 1.04 km
Supermarket: 'Singh Mastan' in 0.09 km
Parking: 'Parcheggio Multipiano Cittadella' in 0.3 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Due Campane Della Dott.Ssa Carraroli Gugl' in 0.2 km
Police station: 'Compartimento Polizia Postale Veneto - Sezione Verona' in 0.55 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Trattoria 3 Marchetti' in 0.1 km
Railway station: 'Castelnuovo Del Garda' in 18 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Villafranca Airport VRN - in 9 km
 »  Vicenza Airport VIC - in 44 km
 »  Montichiari Airport VBS - in 51 km
 »  Giuseppe Verdi Airport PMF - in 87 km
 »  Canova Airport TSF - in 97 km
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Best hotels near Arena di Verona

Truly Verona

Located in 0 km from Arena di Verona
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Rooms: 4
Accommodation here mixes modern design with traditional features, such as exposed stone walls and original beams. They include a flat-screen TV and … More: photo, rates and booking

Located in 1 km from Arena di Verona
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With air conditioning, rooms are decorated in a classic style. Each has a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer. Verona Arena is 2 km from Sole. … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Lucia

Located in 2 km from Arena di Verona
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With a balcony with garden views, rooms have a flat-screen TV and parquet floors. The shared bathroom comes with a bath or shower and bidet. A … More: photo, rates and booking
Villa Villamonte

Located in 3 km from Arena di Verona
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With garden views, all apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, DVD player and a TV with satellite channels. The private bathroom is complete with … More: photo, rates and booking

Nearest unique sightseeing spots to visit

City of Verona
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Botanical Garden of Padua
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In Padova you can find the oldest botanic garden of the world. It was set up in 1545. The garden was a special place for medicinal herbs production that was used at the faculty of the medical university. It was under the umbrella and locked with a high forbidding …
Valcamonica Rock Carvings
82 km - Valcamonica Rock Carvings
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Noce River
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Top destination around Arena di Verona - Verona

No less symbolic and interesting is five-star Il Sogno di Giulietta Hotel. The top-class hotel is primarily notable for its location, as it stands in the Juliet's Courtyard - one of the most iconic attractions of Verona. This particular courtyard was described by William Shakespeare in his tragedy. Il Sogno di Giulietta is considered an ideal hotel for a romantic stay in Verona. Its unique double rooms are individually decorated with priceless antique furnishings, rich fabrics, and works of art. Separate rooms offer a wonderful view of Juliet's Courtyard; guests will also have a chance to book one of the rooms including a panoramic balcony. Another secret kept by Il Sogno di Giulietta Hotel is the access to the famous courtyard in the evening hours when it is closed to the public.

A unique place is Hotel Villa del Quar surrounded by beautiful vineyards located at a considerable distance from the bustling center of Verona. It can safely claim the title of one of the oldest hotels in the world - according to historical data, the first inn appeared on its site in the days of Ancient Rome. It hosted guests until the 16th century, and during the Middle Ages, it was decided to completely rebuild the historic hotel. The hotel's latest major reconstruction took place at the end of the 20th century when its interior was decorated with priceless antique furniture and artworks by outstanding Italian masters. Visitors to Verona will have a real opportunity to spend a few days in one of the oldest hotels on the globe.
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