Take a tour of Arena of Verona in Verona, Italy – part of the World’s Greatest Attractions series by GeoBeats. An enormous stadium, reminiscent of the Colosseum, looms over the streets of Verona. The Verona Arena is nearly equal to its larger sibling in magnificence and history. This amazing building was built in 30 AD and, unlike the Colosseum, is used today. Mainly used for opera and ballet, visitors can experience a show within these ancient walls. However, in its earlier days, the arena was the site of gladiator fights and Roman exhibitions. The Verona Arena has lived through the Roman Empire, the Dark Ages, and the Medieval Era. Walking down the paved stones next to the arena, the sense of history is palpable.