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Verona Walking Tour: Verona Arena and Historical Centre

Price USD$51.36


Verona Walking Tour: Verona Arena and Historical Centre
See the spectacular Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) on this easy-paced 2.5-hour walking tour with an expert local guide. Home to a world-famous annual opera festival, this remarkably preserved Roman amphitheater has a fascinating history and grand modern allure. You’ll also stroll through the UNESCO-listed historical center to see top Verona attractions such as Juliet\'s House as well as elegant architecture. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

Meet your expert local guide in Piazza Bra in central Verona for your walking tour. Today, you’ll explore the ancient city and see its star attraction: Verona Arena (Arena di Verona), a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the historical center to see Verona’s Roman ruins, enchanting churches and architectural gems from all periods. Listen to your guide\'s stories about Verona\'s remarkable urban structure, which has been outstandingly preserved over thousands of years, lending to the historical center\'s UNESCO World Heritage status.
Arrive at Verona Arena, a Roman amphitheater built in 30 AD, and admire it\'s architecture from the outside. This one of the best preserved structures of its kind. Learn about the damage, destruction, repairs and renovations that the arena has seen over the centuries. Hear stories about its grand arena, and discover how it once held some 30,000 spectators for its bloody games and performances.
Today, the arena is internationally acclaimed for its large-scale opera performances, most notably the Verona Arena Festival (Arena di Verona Festival), a summer opera festival. Imagine the excitement of thousands of fans sitting on the tiered stone seats amid the candle-lit arena as some of the world\'s most highly acclaimed opera singers perform on center stage.
After learning about Verona Arena and taking photos outside, continue your tour by scouting out the former home of the famous opera singer Maria Callas, who lived in Verona for several years. Stop for photos outside Juliet\'s House (Casa di Giulietta), the house that inspired Shakespeare\'s Romeo and Juliet, and then follow your guide back to Piazza Bra to conclude your tour.

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See the spectacular Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) on this easy-paced 2.5-hour walking tour with an expert local guide. Home to a world-famous annual opera festival, this remarkably preserved Roman amphitheater has a fascinating history and grand modern allure. You’ll also stroll through the UNESCO-listed historical center to see top Verona attractions such as Juliet\'s House as well as elegant architecture. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.