Skip the Line Guided Visit to Verona Arena

Duration: approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes  Location: Verona
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Per person
29.00
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Why choose this experience?

1 To visit this monument, symbol of the city, with an expert guide who will tell you fascinating anecdotes and stories that remain little known
2 To take advantage of the skip-the-line service included in the tour and gain instant access to the largest opera house in the world
3 To discover an architectural gem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site during a captivating walk through art, history and culture

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience that stands out among the other guided Arena Verona Italy tours, then you should certainly not miss our Verona Arena tour with an expert guide and skip the line access!

Our offer includes a visit to the Verona Arena that will help you discover this monument-symbol, an icon par excellence of the city of Verona.

During your Verona Arena visit with skip-the-line access you will be escorted by an expert guide who will take you along a route through two thousand years of history, telling you about the secrets of this place full of stories and mysteries.

You can also reduce the entrance waiting time: skip-the-line access, included in the cost of the tour, will let you avoid lengthy queues to immediately start admiring the beauty of an architectural gem that has been included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.

Walking through its massive rose marble rings, picture the facts narrated by the guide... Quirky details, incredible stories and fascinating anecdotes almost forgotten by history, but still preserved within its mysterious walls.

Our original Verona amphitheatre tour with a guide will give you a truly unique experience, accompanying what you will see with the narration of the facts and deeds that occurred in countless shows hosted by this great building. Visualise the fierce scenes that Romans witnessed right from the crack of dawn, when they were channelled into the 'vomitoria' and took a seat on the stands. Throughout the whole visit to the Verona Arena (Italy) your guide will give you the information to associate each sector to its precise function, thanks to accurate explanations and historical reconstructions of what used to go on in this great amphitheatre. The stories of the guide and the ancient atmosphere that pervades the arena will take you back in time and make you experience first-hand the magnificent past of this extraordinary building. Get ready to be left astonished as you understand the complexity of what used to be a proper entertainment industry, an incessantly working organization in constant activity, moved by the labour of hundreds of slaves who, hidden in the underground tunnels invisible to viewers, worked tirelessly to surprise an increasingly demanding audience!

Moreover, thanks to this charming Verona Arena tour with a guide you will discover the particular structural conditions that determined the success of what today can be defined as the largest outdoor theatre in the world, with exceptional acoustics thanks to its elliptical shape.

Visit the Arena di Verona Italy: a tour of one of the most wonderful monuments in the world... with skip-the-line service included in the ticket price!

The building, constructed by the end of the first century AD, owes its importance to being the third largest Roman amphitheatre in the world that even survived a devastating earthquake in the twelfth century. Thanks to regular restoration activities promoted since the past few centuries, it is also the best preserved ancient amphitheatre. Visit the Roman Arena Verona also means the chance to discover an example of Roman architecture dedicated to recreation that still retains most of its original splendour, when history was written in dust and blood.

During our guided visit to the Verona Arena you will find that its very name, ‘Arena’, means sand and derives from the material placed on the floor to absorb the blood of the fighters who challenged each other in every possible way to try and survive.

It was precisely in amphitheatres that Roman emperors used to entertain themselves watching the bloody battles between gladiators, but also between gladiators and wild beasts imported from the provinces of the empire to amuse the wealthy Roman citizens.

The building is designed to hold more than 20,000 people, a number equal to the entire population of Rome at the time, gathered between its mighty walls made of stone from Valpolicella, with endless red-pink shades. Its typically elliptical shape guaranteed a large capacity and an extremely wide central space (harena) which allowed games of all kinds to take place, such as the one between gladiators, using grandiose stage sets.

The harena was separated from the steps of regular width (cavea) with a high podium with protective nets required for the protection of the spectators, especially during hunting shows... Fighting between gladiators was not the only entertainment that took place in the impressive amphitheatre! Its ‘recreational activities' never seemed to be interrupted in ancient times, since rides and other shows, such as bull hunting, were still being held in the seventeenth century.

This and much more will be explained during our unmissable Verona Arena tour with skip-the-line access!

Are you looking for the most fascinating guided arena Verona Italy tour? The opportunity to visit the Arena with an authorized guide and skip the line access will take you on an unforgettable journey through history!

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Important info

Availability:

all year.

Departure point:

‘La Botteghetta’ shop, via Leoncino 31, Verona.

Departure time

Daily

1.00 pm

Languages available

English

Prices

Full: €29.00

Concessions
Children up to 5 years: free
Children from 6 to 12 years: €14.50

Duration
approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Guided tour
  • Skip the line access and admission ticket to the Verona Arena
Exclusions
  • What is not specified under "Inclusions"
Additional information:

Before booking, please be advised that it is compulsory to print a paper copy of the voucher issued at the end of the online reservation and bring it with you the day of the tour.

No credit or refunds will be given in the case of a no show (if you do not show up at the meeting point at the time indicated on your voucher).

Please arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before the tour departure time. At the tour departure point you will meet a representative who will check your vouchers and give you information to do the tour.

This is a collective tour, which means there might be other participants going on the tour with you (up to a maximum of 12 people).

In case of rain the tour might be suspended. The decision is at the guide's discretion: if you do not accept the choice of the guides, you are not entitled to any refund.

In exceptional cases and/or reasons of force majeure that may prevent the tour already purchased to run regularly (i.e. acts of nature, strikes, exceptional closures, serious unexpected events or health problems experienced by the person in charge with the service after which it is really impossible to find a substitute), the tour might be cancelled.The customer will be notified of this as soon as possible and will be asked to choose between postponing the tour on the first date available or get a prompt refund of the price paid for the tour.

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