Posts tagged “L’Arena

A Night at the Opera, Verona

Posted on June 21, 2012

Verona is famous for its music and especially its opera, which takes place in the former Roman amphitheater, L’Arena, next to the Piazza Bra in the center of this beautiful city. A venue more renowned for gladiatorial combat and games (ludi), it has been transformed into one of the wonders of the world, with over 50 performances every season running from June to September. The 2012 season includes Don Giovanni, Aida, Carmen, Romeo and Juliette, Turandot and Tosca.  Here are some tips that will help you in preparation for the performance you might attend. Arriving to the opera performance The sheer vastness of the setting in the huge circular amphitheater packed with 14,000 spectators, all sitting in the open air, creates the most mesmeric of atmospheres. It’s…

Verona-Sightseeing by Bus

Posted on February 1, 2012

If you want to view the sights in this beautiful Italian city, then there’s no better way than to board the Verona Hop on-Hop off bus and relax in the comfort of the open top deck. Listen to the multi-lingual commentary, enjoy the stunning scenery and jump on and off at an array of stops of historical interest and with breathtaking views. The ticket is valid for 24 hours and you can follow Line A and Line B around this wonderful city famed for its opera house (L’Arena) held in the Roman amphitheatre, the birthplace of gnocci, and, of course, Romeo and Juliet. Both Lines start from the Piazza Bra next to the Arena and in front of the Pallazo Barbieri. Line A follows the route south by…