Verona: Arena

Country: Italy (Italia)
Region: Veneto
City: Verona
Location: Piazza BrÓ 28

Ancient Roman amphitheatre (not a theatre!), built in the 3rd century under the reign of Emperor Diocletian. Unlike most other amphitheatres, the Arena was never used as a quarry, hence it has been very well preserved. Occasional theatre and circus performances in modern times. Currently used for an annual summer opera festival that opened on 10 August 1913 with Verdi's "Aida". 23,000 seats.

Link: www.arena.it, Amphi-Theatrum, Wikipedia

see also Postcards of Performances at the Arena di Verona

[Verona: Arena] Reverse Text: "The Amphitheatre, Verona, Italy. Etching. By J. Sands after W. H. Bartlett. Cut within the plate 21.4 cm x 27.4 cam. H. R. Beard Collection F125.2"
Publisher: Victoria and Albert Museum, Theatre Museum; TM 394
Type: modern reproduction of a c. 1840 etching
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Verona: Arena] Front Text: "Verona, L'Anfiteatro"
Publisher: G. Modiano e C., Milano; 609
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Verona to MŘnchen (Germany), 1901

[Verona: Arena] Front Text: "Verona, Anfiteatro"
Publisher: ED. O. Osnestinghel, Verona
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Verona: Arena] Front Text: "Verona - L'Arena - esterno"
Publisher: Zucali Elisa, Verona
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Verona: Arena] Front Text: "Verona - Interno Arena"
Publisher: F. Zampieri, Verona
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Verona: Arena] Front Text: "Verona - L'Arena - Prospettiva"
Publisher: S. A. F.
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Sent: from Verona to Koblenz (Germany), 1959

[Verona: Arena] Front Text: "Verona - Interno dell'Arena"
Publisher: S. A. F.
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Sent: from Italy to Koblenz (Germany) [postmark illegible]

[Verona: Arena] Front Text: "Arena di Verona - 40░ Stagione Lirica: 21 Luglio - 15 Agosto 1962 - Nabucco - Tosca - Un ballo in maschera"
Reverse Text: advertising the 1962 season
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Verona: Arena] Reverse Text: "Arena di Verona - 56░ Stagione Lirica - 7░ Mostra Filatelica Nazionale Musicale 'La Musica nel Tempo'"
Postmark: "37100 Verona C. P. - Arena di Verona - 56░ Festival dell'Opera Lirica - 13.7.1978"
Publisher: Associazione Filatelica Scaligera, Verona; No. 1251
Size: Modern
Not sent.
Detail: (postmark from the reverse) [Verona: Arena]

[Verona: Arena] Reverse Text: "Verona, Arena - Interno, L'Arene - IntÚrieur, The Arena - The Inside, Die Arena - Das Innere"
Publisher: Edizione Onestinghel, Verona; GT 44
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Verona: Arena] Reverse Text: "Verona - Veduta aerea dell'Adige con Castelvecchio, Vue aÚrienne de l'Adige avec Castelvecchio, Air-view of the Adige with Castelvecchio, Luftaussicht von der Etsch mit Castelvecchio"
Publisher: Edizioni I. Ancora, Verona
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Sent: from Riva del Garda to Ravensburg (Germany), 2001
Detail:
[Verona: Arena]

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