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Review of Arena di Verona

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Owner description: Built in the first century AD, this is one of the best conserved Roman amphitheatres, whose seating area is made up of 44 levels and can hold up to 22,000 spectators.
Reviewed 1 September 2014

In some ways the view from the 'gods' seems better from the high priced 'armchairs' down below. We had great view over the screens and into the orchestra and rear choir. For the purists there might be better acoustic effects elsewhere but the spectacle on a balmy, moonlit night is hard to beat. Facial expressions were obviously not clear but voices and instruments carried well and the sweep of galloping horses and mule carts may well have been better appreciated from our viewpoint.

3 euro rented cushions inside seem a better option than the similarly priced purchased 'token' cushions from outside. A pillow from your accommodation might be even better. We saw the one show as we breezed through. We might lash out for closer seats next time to test the difference.

It was a 4 hour show with a 45 minute queue for decent seats and finished just before 1am. We didn't test the toilet facilities.

Thank Semperpronto
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

We went to see Turandot on the last night of its run and what a night it was. The venue is not just spectacular but also acoutically functional with the music and singing clearly heard throughout the arena. The performances were great and the staging was just incredible - with the full chorus on stage at times there must have been almost 200 people on the stage. Stadium rockers should all visit here at least once to see what a truly spectacular stage event looks like.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Amongst all the other attractions in this beautifull city, I loved the arena and to see how well preserved and maintained it was. There was even a live show happening during our visit.

Thank Stan W
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

My second opera at the Arena (previously saw Carmen back in 2002). Sat in higher "seats" as usual. The show did not fail to impress. The atmosphere, the surroundings, etc. have got to be seen to be believed! Yes, it does go on for a while, but at around £15, it was well worth it. I mean, I had to see R & J in Verona of all places. All I need to do now is see it performed in The Globe. Despite not understanding a word of what was sung it didn't matter. The storyline was easy to follow and was performed to an extremely high standard. Even the behind the scenes team there seem to go the "extra mile" (lighting of candles in the Curva behind the stage and the unfurling of large flags and banners). Magnifico is all I can say. Bravo to the Maestro and his orchestra.

Thank Brad9426
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Great place to see/hear operas. Should have taken a fleece as, unusually, it got quite chilly after 21.00. The most fitting operas for this venue are Aida and Nabucco.

Thank Mike d
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