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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.

Seating key

Tickets marked as Poltrone (reduced) are only available for visitors under 30 years old or over 65 years old. Please note that you may be asked for a document proving your age in order to enter.

Types of seat available

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

  • In compliance with the Ministerial Order of April 28th 2022 on new measures concerning personal respiratory protection equipment, from the 1st of May until  the 15th of June 2022:
    Cultural sites: the use of a face mask is recommended during visits to cultural sites.
    Performances: FFP2 type equipment must be worn in the case of performances open to the public and taking place indoors in theatres, museums and concert halls, cinemas, entertainment and live music venues and other similar premises.
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  • 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.