Holidays on Lake Garda offer a variety of locations to visit and one of the main attractions is the unique Arena di Verona. Also known as Colosseum of Verona the theatre hosts exclusive and unforgettable events for loyal visitors from all over the world.
The Arena di Verona is a unique Roman amphitheatre located in the historic centre of the city. The building is still well preserved thanks to a series of high quality restoration works carried out starting from the sixth century. Today this iconic Verona Theatre presents a rich program of concerts and shows: in spring and autumn the Arena of Verona hosts Italian and international theatre companies as well as pop, jazz and blues artists, while during the summer the Opera Festival takes place, an annual event since 1913.
It is not possible to establish a precise date of construction of the Arena di Verona, but historians are quite in agreement in stating that a probable construction period may have been the Augustan Age, during which the construction of the Amphitheatre in Pula, in Istria, also took place. This amphitheatre is very similar to the Arena of Verona both geographically and with regard to the architectural style.
A calendar of concerts and shows organized in the Verona Theatre is available on the official website.
Villa Sofia is an excellent starting point to visit the Colosseum in Verona: our hotel in Gardone Riviera is situated only an hour from the Arena di Verona by car and a short distance from the main places of interest in the area.