Guided tour

Verona: the Arena at the Gladiators' time

Activity provider: Fabio Massimo Rapanà

Verona: the Arena at the Gladiators' time

Activity provider: Fabio Massimo Rapanà

From US$ 79.07 per group up to 3

Experience the biggest Roman amphitheater still in use on an insightful walking journey. Immerse yourself in history and travel back in time to when it was built for gladiator fights 2,000 years ago.

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Duration 1 hour - 75 minutes
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
Italian, German, English, Spanish
Private or small groups available


  • Discover all the details enabling you discover the evolution of the Arena
  • Put yourself in the ancient Romans’ shoes and experience their age
  • Listen to the anecdocts related to the gladiators and the evidence locally found
Full description
Meet your certified local guide in the shade of the town hall that delimit the southern front of the square where the most important monument of the city, the Arena, stands. Follow him to reach the northern part of the square, where, in the shadow of the Bra Gardens, you can carefully observe the shape of the amphitheatre and already discover very interesting details such as the original size, its relationship with the town and the complex articulation of its access facilities. Then you will move towards the "wing", in whose shade you will be able to spot other unexpected details. You will then enter the amphitheatre and walk along its corridors and archways to explore the ingenious structure capable of connecting the external gates with the internal "vomitoria". You will discover the places frequented by gladiators and those used to house wild beasts. Will you perhaps forget to enter the "arena" as a gladiator would have done? And take a seat on the stonesteps as the spectators still do? After listening to the countless anecdotes related to the world of gladiator games, you will end your tour in the most hidden and evocative part of the whole amphitheatre. And there, your free time will begin, so that you can stay in this extraordinary place for as long as you wish.
  • Guided Tour inside and outside the Arena
  • Entrance tickets
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Town Hall, just underneath the Italian flag.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • To access the amphitheatre you must have an entrance ticket to be purchased on the spot (I will be there to help you out in this because we'll be allowed to skip the line). Prices in 2022 are: € 10 for adults; € 7.5 for those over 60; € 1 for children between 8 and 14 years old; free for children and Veronacard holders.
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A very great tour with Fabio Massimo! Perfect German, lots of details and the whole thing told in an exciting way, even for children! Thank you very much and gladly again with this guide

October 25, 2022

Very competent guide with perfect command of Spanish. Very interesting visit. highly recommended

September 17, 2022

Fabio is a wonderful, multi-language guide with a great knowledge of the city, will book another tour with him next time I am in Verona.

September 15, 2022

Product ID: 424723