Piazza Bra in Verona


#1

Anyone ever been to the Piazza Bra square in Verona? Really want to visit the world-famous 1st-century Arena. What else fun is there to do in the area?


#2

I have not but from the pictures I have been looking at, I want to go! I will have to look more into this area. It looks very old world and relaxing. I love the architecture as well.


#3

One of the best things to do in Verona is just walking along Piazza Bra, it’s just an amazing location. I would also suggest to walk to Piazza delle Erbe, which was built upon a Roman forum and it’s amazing as well.

Not very far from Piazza Bra, there’s also Castelvecchio and its bridge. Not to be missed!


#4

One of the most memorable experiences would be to attend an opera at the Verona Arena. I didn’t managed last time, but will surely do next time. The Opera Festival runs throughout the summer and the tickets sell out quickly.

Official site and program for next year’s festival: http://www.arena.it/arena/en/season/performances-of-the-arena-opera-festival.html

It’s the 3rd biggest Roman Amphitheater that survived from antiquity, having a size of 139m x 110m. It can host up to 22.000 spectators.


#5

It’s the 3rd? I always thought it was the 2nd largest, after the Colosseum. Good to know!
I’ve never been to Verona before, although I was so close so many times! I would visit the lake but then go straight home, instead of touring the Verona city.


#6

Yeah, I remember the one in Capua is a bit larger, although it’s in ruins. The one in Verona is in stellar conditions in comparison.