Located outside the Verona city walls, this historic Roman amphitheater was built in the first half of the first century. It was designed to accommodate more than 30,000 spectators and hosted any number of events over the years, among them plays, battles, games, and even jousting competitions during the Middle Ages. Today, the excellent acoustics and sheer size of the Verona Arena lend themselves to grandiose operatic performances. In 1913, the amphitheater staged Verdi's Aida in honor of the Italian composer's 100th birthday, its first production of the 20th century. At once a grand venue and an ancient architectural jewel, the Verona Arena should certainly not be missed, be it for a night on the town or a cultural day tour.
Gardaland is the best and largest theme park in Italy. There are many rides which have contributed to its success including: a journey amongst the pharaohs in "Valley of Kings" and a trip round a pirate village in "The Buccaneers" You can also visit the "Village of the Elves" and venture through the uncultivated jungle. However, the best rides are aimed at the bravest visitors: start with a terrifying free-fall from a height of 40 meters in "Space Vertigo", then wander through a Russian mountain range in "Blue Tornado" and finally explore some more traditional mountains in 'Magic Mountain'. There are hundreds of other attractions as well as live shows. The park which has been carefully put together, right down to the finishing touches, is also houses a number of restaurants and gift shops. Note that hours vary according to the season.
The city of Verona has many interesting sites that a tourist cannot simply miss out on. The best way to ensure that you visit all these interesting places is to take a guided tour arranged by Veronality. They offer guided tours of the city, depending upon what interests you the most. Take a bike tour and enjoy the riverside, beautiful trails, and natural beauty of the city. The walking tour is nothing short of fun as well. Oenophiles should definitely take up the wine tasting tour of the city. Their expert guides will make sure that your experience is full of intrigue and amusement.
Experience a thrilling tour through the Adige river or the downtown waters when you take a rafting tour with Verona Rafting. An exciting experience for those who love the waters and people with an outdoorsy side, this rafting tour takes you through some of the most scenic spots in the city. Their guides are extremely knowledgeable and are always happy to answer your questions. This informative tour mingled with the right amount of adrenaline rush is a must try activity when in town!
Caneva Aquapark is probably one of the most adventurous Italian water parks in the state. Amongst its many advantages is also that of being less well known, and therefore less crowded than other parks. The evocative setting of a 19th-century Caribbean village is a perfect surrounding for a water park with thousands of attractions, where trees and decorative structures are so dense as almost to block the view of the slides until you are very close. Some of these slides are only to be found here, not in the rest of Italy: the double 'Black Hole' that runs completely underground, which you travel through on a rubber tire, and the frightening 'Stukas', high and steep enough to frighten anyone. There are also more well known attractions like the 'Anaconda' or the brilliant 'Water Jump'.
This restaurant is a favorite with Verona's night owls: it is open until the small hours when all the city's other restaurants have closed. As well as trying out the selection of beers and other beverages, you can also have a hearty meal in the restaurant which is adjacent to the bar. There are plenty of tables available, and in the summer, it is possible to sit outside.
This church was already famous as a parish in the 6th Century but it was reconsecrated in 1140. In 1262, it was assigned to the Augustinian order, which began to renovate it from 1275 onwards. They made the church longer, eliminated the previous churches, and incorporated an already existing road. The exterior façade is in brickwork with two Renaissance-style mullioned windows with two lights; it has a portal with three late-Gothic statues, the central one featuring a Saint and a marble rosette. The church's interior is enormous, so much so that during wars of the Risorgimento it was used as a hospital. The church only has one nave in the form of a cross, and has seven side altars which are decorated by notable frescoes and altarpieces. The ceiling is barrel vaulted and there is a red marble baptistry dating back to the 17th Century.
Club Il Giardino is a cozy place for musicians and like-minded people to socialize and enjoy the evenings. It is also used for concerts of various genres. Done up with posters and warm colors, the ambiance is inviting and friendly. Some of their previous listings are Mojo Filter, Rider's Bone, Alphataurus and Joe Sal.