S. I. M. | Find your Shakespearean soul...

Shakespeare Interactive Museum | an amazing multimedia experience is waiting for you in fair Verona. Relive the charm of the greatest love story of all times, find your Shakespearean soul in the heart of the Scaliger city...

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Teatro Nuovo di Verona

Discover the reviews of the next theatre season of the Teatro Nuovo in Verona! A rich program of shows from November 2019...

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Arena Opera Festival 2019

The amazing Opera Festival in the Arena Amphitheatre...

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Guided tours in Verona

From 5th April special guided tours to discover the wonderful Scaliger historical center! Reservation not required... Find out more!

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Extraordinary Arena di Verona openings in July, August and September

In the months of July, August and September the Arena Amphitheater remains open to the public, on an extraordinary basis, even on Monday mornings.

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A city with more than two thousand years of history, Verona is today the second city in Veneto for intensity and consistency of its economic activities, in addition to being a very popular international tourist destination.

Places

Arena

Piazza Bra

It is one of the largest amphitheatres in Italy and the most famous monument in Verona. This building was erected by the Romans around the middle of the first century AD and was used to host various types of performances: gladiator battles and fights with ferocious and exotic animals. Its elliptical shape was designed to accommodate a large number of spectators (about 30,000) and to provide enough space for the games. It was built outside the Roman city walls to help the influx of spectators and avoid crowding in the city centre.
The outside
Only the Ala, a short section of the outer ring that was the façade of the Arena, has been preserved. Under the reign of Theodoric (493-526 AD), the outer ring was partially demolished for the construction of a second set of defensive walls, and until the Renaissance the Arena was used as a stone quarry. The façade features just one architectural style, the Tuscan order, with bossages and limestone blocks from Valpolicella.

The inside
It consists of two main parts: the central arena that hosted the shows, and the cavea in different levels for the audience. In ancient times, the seats in the cavea were separated from the arena by a podium which probably had nets to ensure the safety of spectators. Today, the cavea has large reconstructed stone steps but originally it was divided into horizontal sectors through walkways and featured a portico covered with a roof at the top.
The amphitheatre after the Roman age
In the Middle Ages, the outside arches called “arcovoli” were rented out by the Municipality: until the 16th century there were used by prostitutes, but later they became the location of craft shops. Over time, the interior was used for different purposes such as justice administration, parties, shows, races; in 1913 though, Aida by Verdi was staged in the Arena for the first time and since then, the monument has been a venue for summer opera events.

Info
open on Mondays from 1.30pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30am to 7.30pm
(ticket office closes at 6.30pm)

Tickets

  • full price: € 10,00
  • reduced for groups, senior citizens (over 60) and students: € 7,50
  • reduced for schools/children 8-14 years (only if accompanied): € 1,00
  • reduced for residents of the City of Verona: € 1,00
  • combined Museo Museo Maffeiano/full-price Arena: € 11,00 – reduced: € 8,00
  • free admission: senior residents of the City of Verona (over 65) – disabled people and their carers – children up to 7 years of age – with VeronaCard pass

Juliet’s House

Via Cappello 23

The Juliet’s House Museum is located in a solid mediaeval building which had been perhaps the home of the “Dal Cappello” family since the 13th century. The street was named after them and their emblem is carved in relief in the keystone of the inner arch of the courtyard.
Throughout the centuries, the entire complex underwent numerous restoration and renovation works, and changed hands several times. Meanwhile, the legend and the popular belief that identified it as the birthplace of Juliet Capulet kept growing, and in 1907 the city of Verona considered it appropriate to acquire at least part of the mediaeval complex.

Info
open on Mondays from 1.30pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30am to 7.30pm
(last admission at 6.45pm)

Tickets

  • full price: € 6,00
  • reduced for groups, senior citizens (over 60) and students: € 4,50
  • reduced for schools/children 8-14 years (only if accompanied): € 1,00
  • combined Juliet’s House/Tomb: full price € 7,00 – reduced: € 5,00
  • free admission: senior residents of the City of Verona (over 65) – disabled people and their carers – children up to 7 years of age – with VeronaCard pass

Museum of Castelvecchio

The Museum of Castelvecchio hosts important mediaeval, renaissance and modern art collections (up to the 18th century):

  • 29 exhibition halls with paintings, sculptures, artefacts, weapons
  • pieces on display: 622
  • in specialised Cabinets: about 90,000 pieces between coins and medals, 2,650 drawings, 8,000 prints, 800 photographic plates
  • in storage: 2,500 paintings, about 500 sculptures and bronzes, about 800 decorative furniture and artistic pieces, 300 weapons and 200 pieces from the ethnographic collection

In addition to the exhibition halls, the Drawings and Prints Cabinet and the Numismatics Cabinet, the museum includes: management office, administrative and technical offices, general archive, photo library, temporary exhibition room, catalogue store, craft workshops.
The restoration works began at the end of the 1950s and were managed by Licisco Magagnato, director of the Museum, and architect Carlo Scarpa. In close collaboration, they planned a philological restoration of the areas, choosing and placing art pieces that were functionally and emotionally closer to their idea of a museum as a complete artistic creation. Since then, the Museum of Castelvecchio has been a reference point.

Info

open on Mondays from 1.30pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30am to 7.30pm
(last admission at 6.45pm)

Tickets

  • full-price ticket: € 6,00
  • reduced for groups, senior citizens (over 60) and students: € 4,50
  • reduced for schools/children 8-14 years (only if accompanied): € 1,00
  • combined Castelvecchio/Maffeiano: full price € 7,00 – reduced: € 5,00
  • free admission: senior residents of the City of Verona (over 65) – disabled people and their carers – children up to 7 years of age – with VeronaCard pass

Museo Archeologico al Teatro Romano

Piazza Martiri della Libertà

The Museum is located within a convent built in the 15th century by Jesuates who belonged to a congregation founded by Giovanni Colombini from Siena in 1367. The name “Jesuates” originates from their frequent invoking the name of Jesus, whose monogram also appears on some of the doors of the convent.
They were piously devoted to the care of the sick through the production and free distribution of medicines; but they also dealt with the manufacture of perfumes and liquors for sale. A good amount of water was necessary to perform these activities and the Jesuates had found that St Peter Hill was a place rich in this element.

Info
open on Mondays from 1.30pm to 7.30pm
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30am to 7.30pm
(last admission at 6.30pm)

TIckets

  • full price: € 4,50
  • reduced for groups, senior citizens (over 60) and students: € 3,00
  • reduced for schools/children 8-14 years (only if accompanied): € 1,00
  • combined Juliet’s Tomb/full-price Juliet’s House: € 7,00 – reduced: € 5,00
  • free admission: senior residents of the City of Verona (over 65) – disabled people and their carers – children up to 7 years of age – with VeronaCard pass

VeronaCard

Go everywhere, see everything and save money!

VeronaCard is an all-inclusive city pass.

Enter the scenographic Arena Amphitheatre, step out onto the legendary Juliet’s balcony, go up the Lamberti Tower to enjoy a breath-taking view, visit the most beautiful churches in Verona…and discover much more!

VeronaCard offers free or reduced entry to the city main museums, monuments and churches. You can travel with ATV city bus as well!

Available in two versions: 20 euro for 24 hours and 25 euro for 48 hours after the first validation.
The city pass is on sale at museums, monuments, churches, IAT Verona Tourist Information Office, tobacconists and sales points participating in the initiative. www.veronacard.it

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