Bed & Breakfast alle Erbe
Corte Sgarzarie, 5, Verona, 37131, Italy
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Looking towards the Teatro Romano
Standing on Juliet's balcony, waiting for my Romeo
The Piazza della Erbe
Front view of the church
Verona Opera - Aida
Dear Forum: some questions on the Verona Opera (Aida I am planning to attend on June 20th.)
(1) If I leave it to buy a ticket on the night of the opera (as unsure of whether I can make it) - are there generally some kind of seats available on the day or are they usually ALL sold out before?
(2) Where is generally the best place to sit - for tickets costing 100 euros or less. From the map of the opera house https://ticket.arena.it/XA-TCK-PF/en/popup_pianta.html Seats avalilable are described as poltrone num di grat lat, grandinata settore D & F, C, E
Re: Verona Opera - Aida
You have picked one of the more popular performances, and there will be very few tickets available if at all. I would book in advance if at all possible. You might be lucky with reserved seats if you buy a day or two before, and there might be a few unreserved places on the day.
The view is very good wherever you sit. But the choice of which zone depends whether you want a seat or are prepared to sit on the stone steps.
We sat in the Gradinata non numerata right at the top of sector E when we went in 2005. It was pretty full for Aida - and they were guiding people to every available spare place on the steps. Have a look at the tips and travelogues (particularly the first one) on my Verona page, and you will see what the view is like (not that easy to take photos with only a small digital camera in low light !)
Travel Tips for Verona
View from the top
From the rear of the Giardino Giusti there are fine views of Verona. The quiet of the garden contrasts with the effervesence of the rest of the city.
The tower in the centre is the 84 metres tall
Torre dei Lamberti from which you can also get an overview of Verona.
In Verona, as in Paris, some of the police now patrol on bicycles at least during the summer months.
Second photo: Police on bicycles by the Teatro Filarmonico.
Third photo: As in Paris, some of the Verona police also still patrol on horseback, which to me doesn't seem very practical, but it certainly makes them visible as a deterrent.
Piazza Bra - Arena
The Roman Amphitheatre, better known as the Arena, is the most important of the monuments for which Verona is famed, and of which the city is so proud.
Originally, the Amphitheatre stood outside the Roman walls of the city. In the 3rd century A.D., however, the Emperor Gallenius extended the latter to include the Arena, which is thought to have been built in the beginning of the 1st century.
In size and importance it is second only to the Colosseum in Rome.
Most of the architecture in Verona built during the Renaissance was inspired by the Arena, the city's crowning glory If possible, visit it in July or August during the Opera festival.
Verona - Juliett's blessing
Be warned, this custom should be done only in Verona and only with Juliett's statue.......I repeat, do not try this with live Italian girls...
But actually the custom or belief is that if a woman comes and embraces Juliett's breast she will have luck in her love life.
Here you can see Zohara doing it also, I guess she figures it can't get worse.....
The football stadium in Verona is the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi. It was built in 1963 and has a seating capacity of 45,000.
It is home to the teams Chievo Verona in Serie A and Hellas Verona in serie B.
The stadium was used in the 1990s World Cup where Round 1 and Round 2 matches of the cup were held.
I only visited the outside of the stadium on my last morning in Verona. It seems to be a very impressive building, wouldn't have minded seeing a match here, but unfortunately, once again, it just wasn't the right time.
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