In this chapter we discuss one of the most fascinating and evocative works of Italy, recognized all over the world, the Verona Amphitheater.
The Verona Amphitheater, completed around 30 AD it is the third largest in the world, after the Colosseum of Rome and the amphitheater of Capua. The Arena, one of the best preserved still existing, is characterized by 44 steps of limestone blocks coming from Valpolicella and is able to host 25,000 visitors, who at the time represented almost the entire population. It has been a stage for fights between gladiators, naval battles, hunting parties, public executions, fairs, bullfights, up to our days where it is used for concerts, shows and theatrical-operatic performances.
Do not miss the visit of the ambulatories, corridors and internal arches, which are from the archaeological point of view, the most interesting and important part of the monument.
This marvelous work is located in Brà Square, an irregularly shaped square, embellished in the center by public gardens and surrounded by many interesting buildings belonging to different eras.
Moving south we find the Palazzo della Gran Guardia which is supported by the Portoni della Brà, on the east side we find the "Palazzo Barbieri or Palazzo Comunale" in neoclassical style and along the "Liston", place of walks, we find the eighteenth century "Palazzo Ottolini" , followed by the "Palazzo Guglienzi-Brognoligo" of the fifteenth century in Renaissance style and the Honorji Palace of the mid-sixteenth century.