It should have been an arena in ancient Rome, and it has now become a performance venue. The arena is in the very center of Verona’s old town, and almost no tourists will miss it. Sitting at the top of the stands, looking at this arena, it feels very majestic.
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This kind of circular arena is also called "Gladiator Arena." It was a place used by slave owners in Roman times to seek excitement and watch slaves and beasts kill each other to gain joy. So the elegant appearance is actually full of blood and violence inside. Later, it became an open-air theater for the appreciation of large-scale operas. More than two thousand years have passed, and it is still used in large-scale opera performances or music concerts. Each performance can be watched by 15,000 people. It is conceivable how magnificent it is, a classic that is both beautiful and practical.
There are neat rows of round arches, layered inside and outside. This is a typical feature of ancient Roman architecture. Just looking at the thick bricks, even if the cracks are already visible, people still have to admire the ancient Romans as a nation with great architectural art and creativity.
The Verona Arena is also one of the better-preserved ancient Roman arenas. Compared with the Colosseum, although the floor is not that high, it is more interesting in terms of appearance.
We first arrived at the ancient arena, which is not well known but is said to be the only one made of red brick. The worn brick walls are lined with ancient Chinese chariots, castles, lions and Egyptian pharaohs to show visitors its rich history. We didn't buy tickets to get inside, just outside to see. Then, with many tourists, we walked through the stone-slab pedestrian streets and the surrounding buildings, all surrounded by vanilla squares, the luxurious buildings preserved from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and headed straight to Juliet's former residence, the main destination.
Can't compare to Rome but as it was first in Verona, this was also very nice.The Colosseum is a little touristy in winter and has a sad feel.Suggest to go in summer.The ticket is for Verona's pass and it's a good deal.