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Entrance to Corte Figaretto
Inside Verona's Duomo
The Piazza Bra by night
L'Arena geets ready for the Opera Verona
#1 How do I delete a post.I have made reservations for Verona.
#2 Can anyone recommend the best site to buy 2009 opera tickets and which seats I should choose if I cannot afford the most expensive ones. I like to sit in the mezzanine for plays at home..up higher rather than front row..would the side seats be comparable? Should I pay the max and get the best for this experience? Thank you.
#1 You don't, questions and answers stay on here to help other people who might have the same question! That's what a travel forum is about.
#2 I don't know but the seating issue has been discussed on here before (see what I mean?!), see http://forum.virtualtourist.com/discussion-425033-1-1-Travel-0-0-Verona-discussion.html. You could also check out what it says on here: http://travel.ciao.co.uk/Verona_Italy__Review_5420254
Buy on the official site www.arena.it
Anyway, my favourite places are in the numbereb "steps" seat, just under the "wing" or the only remaining part of the outer ring of walls.
Unnumbered seats are good to see/listen, but you have to be in line very soon to sit close, and you have to stay hour on the stone.
Thank you for your help. I cannot tell which seats you are speaking of. If you look on the site map what color are the seats you are speaking about. I do not know what you mean by wing? Sorry .
This is the "wing":
(on the left from the main arena entrance)
The seats i was referring to are:
POLTRONCINE NUMERATE DI GRAD.
POLTRONCINE NUM. DI GRAD. LAT. (laterali, or by the side. The others are more central, but more far from the stage).
On the map sector "E" in dark green.
Well I posted in Verona Georgia USA accidentally and that is why I wanted to erase or move the post.
Travel Tips for Verona
I remember arriving in Verona,...
I remember arriving in Verona, TOO TIRED to even think about a walk through the lovely town. However, it is amazing what a great shower can do! Ok, so...
one definitely typical but interesting place to be seen is Giulietta's House! I truly wish the very best to all those couples written on the walls!
ps. it should not sound sick to you but... it is said that you should touch Giulitta's breast and hand, for fertility and ... what was it, loyalty in Love!
know a bit of Verona's...
know a bit of Verona's history:
Verona originated in the prehistoric age, probably on the present site of the Ponte Pietra where the river Adige couid be forded along the salt and amber route from the Adriatic to Germany. Possibly founded by the Veneti, it was of great importance in the Roman Age and became a Romar town in 49 B.C. In 312 A.D. Pompeianus, General of Maxentius was defeated and killed near Verona by Constantine. It became Christian in the 4th century, till it became the beloved city of Theodoric, King of the Ostrogoth kingdom in the middie of the 5th century, then a Longobardic dukedom and the seat of Pipin, King of Italy under the Carolingian Empire. In the 11th century Verona was joined to the Mark of Bavaria and in 1136 it became a municipality. Having come under the power of Ezzelino da Romano, it came under the dominion of the Scaliger family, whose seigniory lasted from 1277 until 1387, when it fell into the hands of the Viscontis. In 1405 Verona volutarily offered itself to the Venetians, under whose government it remained until 1796, when the Republic of Venice was invaded by Napoleon. After the short-lived rule of the Kingdom of Italy Verona was occupied by the Austrians in 1814 and returned to the dominion of Italy in 1866.
Verona was the papal seat of Pope Lucius III (Ubaldo Allucignoli di Lucca) from 1181 to 1185, the year when the Conclave which elected Pope Urban III was held in Verona. Pope Lucius III is buried in the choir of the Cathedral, where there is a memorial stone inscribed to him.
More than just an arena
The Piazza Bra (I do love that name) has a lot more to offer than the arena however. On the southern side (in the background here) you can see the Gran Guardia palace, a 17th century edifice built for undivulged military uses.
A city of statues.
After taking this picture I sat by the statue and in 10 minutes about 20 people come and took many pictures,then a groop of young students come and they also took many pictures but this time with their mobile phones.
The statue of Cangrande
The original statue fo Cangrande is preserved in the Museum of Cactelvecchio. On the top of his tomb, (Arche Scaligeri) in Via Indipendenza, now stands a copy of the statue.
The Museum displays great number of exhibits, from Roman times of Verona to the times of mighty Scala family who ruled Verona in the Middle Ages.
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