During summer evenings, the city of Verona makes use of its 2000 year old perfectly intact Roman arena to host dramatic operas. Yes, as the sun sets you can sip wine and gaze at mind blowing four story set pieces and hear gorgeous tenors sing Italian love songs to beautiful damsels in distress. From Verdi to Puccini to Mozart, the arena hosts several operas a week during the summer months. You will be sitting on the same stone seats where Romans watched gladiators fight centuries ago. Bring a cushion if you have one, because even though this may be one of the most memorable experiences in your life, it may be slightly uncomfortable to your gluteus maximus.