, often shortened to Bra, is the largest piazza in Verona
, with some claims that it is the largest in the country. The piazza is lined with numerous cafés and restaurants, along with several notable buildings. The Verona Arena
, originally an amphitheatre built nearly 2000 years ago, is now a World
-famous music venue with regular operatic and contemporary music performances. Verona's town hall, the Palazzo Barbieri, also looks out across the piazza.
A garden within Bra is shaded by cedar and pine trees. It surrounds the fountain of the Alps and a bronze statue of Victor Emmanuel II. This monument to the first king of Italy, in which he is sat atop a horse, was inaugurated on 9 January 1883, five years to the day after his death.
- Verona Arena
- Gran Guardia
- Palazzo Barbieri
There are many significant buildings within and around Bra, with construction taking place over many centuries.