Opera in Verona
My first visit to Verona was in the summer when opera is frequent in the amphitheater. I was taking a few days to sightsee before picking up my daughter and her friend from an organic farming adventure in Bolzano. There happened to be an opera the night I was there and I can remember sitting outside near the arena and hearing the beautiful voices soaring and the thunderous applause. I couldn’t help but think about what it was like in 30AD. The contrast of cars, lights and sound in this ancient Roman ruin was striking and fascinating. Be sure to check it out if traveling in the area.