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The Verona Opera Festival - ticket types and a guide to seating arrangements in the arena

Every year, come Verona Opera Festival time, the arena is transformed into a homage to Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Bizet, Strauss, Donizetti - and scaffolding. The floor of the arena is turned into a gentle, stage-sloping platform, as is the lower half of the outer stone steps, and both of these areas are covered in 'proper' chairs with backs to them.

The best seats in the house are the 'Poltronissime'. The 'Poltronissime Platinum' occupy the central seats of the first 20 rows, the Poltronissime Gold to the sides and rear of the Platinum, the 'Poltronissime Silver' to the rear of the Gold, the 'Poltronissime standard' are to the sides of the Gold. These seats are then surrounded by the slightly more peripheral 'Poltrone'.

The 'Verdi Sector' seats are found on the first tier of the surrounding steps. Again, these are proper seats, with backs, ranging up from the arena floor. Note that we sell a 'reduced' ticket only in the Verdi Sector, and these are available to people under 30 or over 65.

We are currently not selling tickets for other areas of the arena.

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Coronavirus in Italy

IMPORTANT ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Please note that in order to use your tickets you MUST be able to provide one of the following:

  • - Covid19 Green Pass certification (in digital or paper format) able to attest - together with a valid identity document - that they have received at least one dose of one of the vaccines authorized by the EMA or AIFA (Comirnaty by Pfizer-BioNtech, Vaxzevria by Astrazeneca, Janssen by Johnson & Johnson and Moderna)
  • Exemptions: COVID-19 Green Certification is not required for children excluded by age from the vaccination campaign (under 12 years of age) and those exempt on the basis of appropriate medical certification.
  • - Visitors from Israel, Canada, Japan and the United States - Vaccination certificates issued by the health authorities of these countries (complying with EU Recommendation no. 2021/912 of 20 May 2021) will also be accepted, but must include the identifying data of the person and data regarding the type of vaccine and date(s) of administration. Please note that certificates will be accepted if they are in Italian, English, French or Spanish. If the certificate is not issued in bilingual form and not in one of the four languages indicated in the Order of the Minister of Health of 18 June 2021, it must be accompanied by a sworn translation.

This documentation must be presented at the entrance when the body temperature is checked.

Security queues to check the Green Pass requirements may be a bit long so do allow plenty of time to ensure you do not miss your entrance slot. Have your Green Pass and ID ready for viewing. Whilst they may seem long, queues do move fast so please be patient. Thank you for your cooperation.

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a Green Pass and a valid identity document, you will not be able to access and your ticket will not be refunded. For further information www.dgc.gov.it

Due to Coronavirus many venues and events are applying strict entry conditions. These will vary by venue but common examples are:

  • You must wear a compliant CE mask (Ordinanza RT n.48) which covers both mouth and nose.
  • Disposable single-use gloves must be worn at all times.
  • Hands (or gloves) must be cleaned with a disinfectant gel on entry.
  • Your temperature (which will be measured on entry) must not be above 37.5°C.
  • Visitors must maintain a social distance of 1.8m at all times.
  • There may be a maximum visitor limit in place - in some cases this may lead to delays

Any conditions may be changed without notice as Italian regulations are updated.

If you are denied entrance because of failure to meet entry conditions, no refunds will be available.