Verona Arena

Verona Arena: Our most recommended tours and activities

Verona: Verona Card with Arena Priority Entrance

1. Verona: Verona Card with Arena Priority Entrance

Follow in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet and great Roman emperors and explore the city of Verona at your own pace with a Verona Card. Valid for 24  or 48 hours (depending on the option booked), the Verona Card gives you free or reduced entrance to dozens of city museums and monuments, as well as unlimited travel on the ATV transport system. Save time and money as you go everywhere, see everything, and skip the long lines along the way. The Verona Card is an all-inclusive ticket that acts as your personal passport to the historic city. Look inside the Verona Arena, where opera is still staged on special nights. Marvel at Juliet's Balcony and read the love letters pinned to the wall of the Casa di Guilietta. Enjoy panoramic views from the top of Torre dei Lamberti (Lamberti Tower). These are just a few of the attractions on offer. See them according to your interests, and travel from one to the next on the ATV bus system. Free Entrance to Museums and Monuments: • Verona Arena (skip the line pass) • Museo Lapidario Maffeiano • Casa di Giulietta and Juliet's Balcony • Torre dei Lamberti • Museo di Castelvecchio • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore • Complesso del Duomo • Chiesa di Santa Anastasia • Arche Scaligere • Galleria d'arte moderna Achille Forti - GAM Palazzo della Ragione • Chiesa di San Fermo Maggiore • Museo Civico di Storia Naturale • Museo degli Affreschi and Tomba di Giulietta • Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano (MATR) • Museo della Radio Guglielmo Marconi Reduced Price Entrance: • Fondazione Museo Miniscalchi Erizzo • Museo Africano • Giardino Giusti • MusALab - Franca Rame Dario Fo

Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

2. Verona Arena Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

Save precious time and skip the long lines to enter the grand amphitheater of the Verona Arena, one of the most popular attractions in the city and one of the best-preserved monuments from the Roman Empire. Look beyond the iconic pink marble façade of the monument on Piazza Bra and hear stories about the gladiators of the Roman Republic. Learn about the famous operas that have been performed at the arena over many years. Built in the 1st century AD from pink-tinged marble, the great theater survived an earthquake in the 12th century and is still the city's favorite concert venue for operas. Listen to little known stories that reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

3. Verona: Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line Arena Ticket

Meet your guide in the city center of Verona and start exploring the town. The fist stop will be Castelvecchio, the magnificent medieval castle built by Scaligeri family. Then, your local guide will lead you to discover the lanes, streets, squares of the city, stopping to admire the most important monuments. Listen to legends and tales about Romeo and Juliet and see the romantic balcony. At the end of the tour, you'll reach Piazza Brà and the Arena. Admire the Roman amphitheater's architecture and learn about the old games of gladiators. Today the Arena is the setting for International Festivals, Music events and the famous Opera Lirica. Finally, enter the Verona Arena and visit one of the world’s great open-air concert venues. Look beyond the façade of the pink marble monument on Piazza Bra, hear stories of gladiators and famous operas in the amphitheater. Your guide will tell you little known stories and reveal facts normally concealed in the mighty stonework.

Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

4. Verona: History and Hidden Gems Walking Tour

Stroll through Verona's city center on an informative walking experience with a local guide. Follow the different eras of the town's history as you walk through its main landmarks, including the main square, the Palazzo del Capitano, and the ancient Roman ruins. Meet your guide and enjoy a live commentary as you begin your tour. Start out back in the Roman era, with a walk through the ancient bridge, gateway, looming arch, and archeological site. Continue to the medieval ages and stroll through the Piazza Bra, Piazza dei Signori, and Piazza delle Erbe. Stop at the massive Verona Arena and learn about its history. See Verona's palaces, such as Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Della Scala, and Palazzo del Capitano. Marvel at the decadently decorated Loggia del Consiglio and Arche Scaligere. Head over to Juliet's balcony, discover the famous story of two star-crossed lovers, and hear local secrets about them. Lastly, walk through the main streets of Mazzini, Cappello, and il Corso, and cross over the medieval castle bridge before returning to the starting point.

Verona's History and Highlights: Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Verona's History and Highlights: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the timeless city of Verona at your own pace with self-guided tour on a smartphone app. Save your data with offline access to maps, auido content, and geodata. Uncover the romance of Romeo and Juliet's houses while looking up at them from outside, see an ancient arena, and a Scala family palace.  Download the tour and head to the starting point in central Verona. See the cobbled streets where the love story of Romeo and Juliet was set. Leave the busy shopping streets and travel back in time, along the oldest Roman road in northern Italy.  View facades of its Roman and Medieval buildings where 2,000 years of history are reflected. Witness how the old has been recycled into new. Trace the shoreline of the Adige River taking in grand squares and picturesque alleyways.  Get tips on where to find the best Veronese cuisine along the way to see an ancient arena where gladiators came to fight, the grand Erbe Square, the Pietra bridge, a Roman Theatre, and a Roman Theater.  Catch a glimpse of intrigue as you see the palace of the powerful, medieval Scala family, as well as their private chapel and cemetery. Have the freedom to pause and resume the tour whenever you wish. Explore from home with the option to take the tour virtually.

Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

6. Verona: Food Tour with Wine Tasting

Meet the expert local food guide and begin the day with a nice espresso and pastries, then continue walking through the streets of old city to the different stops, including a real 'bottega' to taste some local cheese and salami, and homemade bread. Afterwards, visit other local places to taste some typical Italian food, including wine. This is very important, because Verona is the Capital of wine in Italy. Try some Valpolicella wines, while hearing interesting stories behind the different flavors. Finish your food journey with some delicious gelato. The guide will conclude the tour with recommendations of other local food, and historical places to visit. Here you can learn about Veronese and Italian eno-gastronomic culture. During the tour, discover the historical old town strolling through hidden small streets like locals do, trying to find special places that you would never find alone.

Verona: Arena di Verona Opera Ticket

7. Verona: Arena di Verona Opera Ticket

Pick up this opera evening package and enjoy an operatic adventure at the Arena di Verona. Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, and many other tenors and sopranos from all over the world have had the pleasure of singing and performing in this theater, one of the most famous in the world. Simply exchange your voucher at gate 16 at the Montebaldo desk any day that an opera is playing. In your package, you will receive a ticket for the opera, a 1-hour Verona city guide, a transportation ticket, an informative booklet, and all the assistance you may need for a perfect experience in the city.  Shows in 2023: Aida - June 16-17, 2023 (all June shows start at 9:15 PM)Carmen - June 23, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - June 24, 2023Aida - June 25 and 29, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - June 30, 2023Rigoletto - July 1, 2023 (July shows start at 9:00 PM)Carmen - July 6, 2023 Rigoletto - July 7, 2023 La Traviata - July 8, 2023 Aida - July 9, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - July 13, 2023La Traviata - July 14, 2023Nabucco - July 15, 2023 Aida - July 16, 2023Rigoletto - July 20, 2023Aida - July 21, 2023Il Barbiere di Siviglia - July 22, 2023Juan Diego Florez - July 23, 2023La Traviata - July 27, 2023Nabucco - July 28, 2023Tosca - July 29, 2023Aida - July 30, 2023Aida - August 2, 2023 (August shows start at 8:45 PM)Nabucco - August 3, 2023 Rigoletto - August 4, 2023Tosca - August 5, 2023Placido Domingo - August 6, 2023Tosca - August 10, 2023Carmen - August 11, 2023Madama Butterfly - August 12, 2023Aida - August 13, 2023Nabucco - August 17, 2023Aida - August 18, 2023La Traviata - August 19, 2023Jonas Kaufmann - August 20, 2023Aida - August 23, 2023Carmen - August 24, 2023Madama Butterfly - August 25, 2023La Traviata - August 26, 2023Tosca - September 1, 2023 (September shows start at 8:45 PM)Madama Butterfly - September 2, 2023Aida - September 3, 2023Carmen - September 6, 2023Madama Butterfly - September 7, 2023Aida- September 8, 2023La Traviata - September 9, 2023

Verona: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

8. Verona: Hop-on Hop-off Tour 24 or 48-Hour Ticket

Hop on the open-top red bus and see the sights of Verona as you learn more about this historic city from the onboard multilingual audio commentary. Travel on 2 routes that have been specifically designed to show you the main attractions of the city. Both tours start from Piazza Brà, the Square of the Arena. You can hop off and explore at your leisure, re-boarding the bus as often as you like with your 24 or 48-hour ticket. Well-known as the setting for the story of Romeo and Juliet, historic Verona is a blend of its storied past and its modern industrial base. This was one of the most powerful cities during the early days of the Roman Empire, and its old city is one of the best-preserved in Italy. Red route stops: • Piazza Bra • Corso Porta Nuova Giardini Pradaval • Stazione FS Porta Nuova • Piazza Pozza • Basilica S. Zeno Castelvecchio • Via Diaz Porta Borsari • Teatro Romano • Porta Leoni • Piazza Leoni (Juliet's House) Blue route stops: • Piazza Bra • Via Pallone Tomba Giulietta • Via G. Giusti • S. Stefano Teatro Romano • Castel S Pietro • Duomo • Piazza Erbe Casa Giulietta • Porta Leoni • Piazza Leoni (Juliet's House)

Verona: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

9. Verona: Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Explore Verona with an interactive smartphone scavenger hunt and self-guided walking tour. Get to know the city while solving location-based riddles. Stroll over the arches of Castelvecchio Bridge above the Adige River and see the Roman amphitheater. After downloading the tour app on your mobile device (instructions received via email after booking), you'll be led on an interactive adventure to discover 10 Verona attractions (entry inside ticketed attractions not included). Use clues at each attraction to find your next destination and challenge yourself to use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to complete the game. Uncover local information and facts about the city as you explore. Along the way, enjoy the freedom to pause or resume the tour whenever you want. Start playing at any time and admire the city at your own personal pace. Stop to snap as many photos as you want, or choose to take a lunch break in between. Start your tour at the imposing Verona Arena, the trademark of Verona! Visit Porta Borsari with its enchanting image. Photograph Juliet's House straight out of the most beautiful dream and admire Piazza Delle Erbe with its unique architecture. Be amazed by Piazza Dei Signori one of the main symbols of Verona. Then, head to the Basilica di Santa Anastasia, the most important Gothic church in Verona. Gaze at the tranquil Ponte Pietra, a Roman arch bridge. Admire the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare with its beautiful interior. Verona's second most famous bridge is Ponte Della Vittoria, a 111-meter-long arch bridge constructed in the 1920s. While the icing on the cake of this unique tour will be the Ponte di Castelvecchio, a spot that is always busy and enchanting.

The Highlights of Verona Small Group Walking Tour

10. The Highlights of Verona Small Group Walking Tour

Take an unforgettable walk around the historic heart of Verona, and discover the gems of the city of “Romeo and Juliet.” Meet your guide then wander among the Unesco-inscribed monuments, such as the Arena, a pink marble Roman amphitheater built in 30 AD, considered one of the best preserved structures of its kind. Learn how it has survived more than 2,000 years, and thrives today as the main venue for the summer opera festival. Go to the tiny dead-alley that contains Juliet's Balcony and House (Casa di Giulietta). Many choose to pin a love letter to the wall. Discover the heart of the historic centre with the famous Piazza Erbe and Torre dei Lamberti as well as little Medieval buildings and iconic squares of this beautiful city.

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What people are saying about Verona Arena

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 4,358 reviews

Priscila was just AMAZING! Not only she knew a lot about Verona’s history but her storytelling made us have a fantastic experience. Time flies when you are having a good time and she made this possible. I’ve joined other tours before but nothing compared to this one. Loved it and strongly recommend if you want to know more about this amazing city

Great little card to access the places we wanted to go. We only visited 3 attractions and more than got our money's worth. It could have been better if we were able to pick the tickets up at the airport, there by saving the cost of the shuttle service in to the centre. The tourist information office were brilliant too.

It’s a super fun way to explore a new city in just about 2 or so hours. The puzzles were a nice balance between fun and still challenging. If a question was really hard to figure out, you can skip it and move in to the next place.

This is an excellent tour if you are a fan of history. Fabio truly brought the stories in the city to life with his explanations, many of which would have escaped our notice otherwise.

The tour was unique, informative and our guide was amazing in showing us Verona on a different perspective.