The Arena di Verona is one of the best well-preserved Roman amphitheaters located in the main piazza in Verona. Today, it is used to host four major opera performances throughout the year as well as some concerts for other genres of music now and then.
Built in the 1st century, it was originally used to host ludis (games) and it was originally coloured in white and pink. Many outsiders, often from faraway lands, would come here to see the games as the building was so impressive. In 1117, thought, an earthquake struck the city and left the arena almost completely destroyed but even then, the architecture kept impressing its visitors.
The arena began being used to host Opera concerts since the Renaissance.