The Arena in Verona is the largest Roman amphitheatre in northern Italy, with a capacity of 25,000 people. In the whole of Italy, only the Colosseum and the amphitheatre at Capua are bigger. It was constructed early in the first century AD, and it has been the site of gladiatorial combat as well as public executions over the centuries. Nowadays it is Verona's foremost venue for concerts and opera performances, being the focal point of the city's famous opera festival every summer.
Things to see in Verona
Piazza Bra, via degli Alpini 9
, Verona, 37121, Italy
Tel: (045) 806 8680.
Mon-Fri 0900–1900, Sat-Sun 1000-1700.