Amazing to walk inside the walls. Most of the chambers are off limits to the general ticket buying public, though. It only takes an hour to see everything we can accesses. The rest rooms are discussing. But it's still amazing. Look art the one remaining part of outer wall and imagine the massiveness and grandeur the original structure had.
The arena is an absolutely beautiful setting. The fact that it is 2,000 years old makes it almost mythic. We saw Nabucco. The opera is performed without amplification, and the acoustics of the amphitheater are amazing. Seeing any presentation here should be on a music or opera or live performance lover's bucket list.
Biggest ripoff I came across in Italy. 10 Euros to see modern bleachers, modern stage, modern lighting and a very small glimpse of what the ancient Arena would have looked like in its hay day. Better to save your money and look at the outside, close your eyes and use your imagination. And yes the toilets were disgusting!!
This ancient arena is a beautiful place.
We watched Domingo here and it really was magical.
You can tour around the arena when there is nothing on but best planned to watch a show here.
It's surrounded by restaurants that the seating overlook it, so a great place for pre or post meal and drinks.
For anyone who wants to visit Italy this is a place you must see. Pure History. Its like walking into an open air Museum. in the evening hours its pure romantic. The Arena Lights up, the street Cafes are full of people, and sitting on a Park bench listening to the Opera. Absolutely wonderful.
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