Verona

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Verona is a city in the Veneto region of Italy, with about 257,000 inhabitants and one of the seven capitals of the province. It is the second largest municipality in the region and the third largest in northeastern Italy. Verona is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy due to its artistic heritage but also because it is really a very beautiful city.

Verona is also known to many from Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. It is not known if Shakespeare ever visited Verona or Italy, but it is one of the main reasons that visitors and tourists from all over the world are visiting Verona today, which in our opinion is unfair to the city as it is one of the most beautiful cities of Italy along with Rome, Florence, Sienna and Venice. The city of Verona has been awarded by UNESCO for its structure and architecture.

What To See...

Castel San Pietro

From this point you can admire the best view of Verona and enjoy a romantic stroll late in the afternoon when the sun goes down. It will surely be your top photo in Verona!

Ponte Pietra

This bridge is the most beautiful and also the oldest in Verona dating back to 100 BC.

Piazza Bra

Piazza Bra is the largest square in Verona. This beautiful square is surrounded by many shops, luxury restaurants and cafes, as well as an arena in the center that will remind you of the Colosseum.

Piazza Delle Erbe

Historic square surrounded by cafés and buildings with picturesque architecture and perhaps the most beautiful square in the city. Surely your visit here should be one of your top priorities if you are in Verona even for a few hours.

Via Mazzini

On this road you will find the biggest market in the city with expensive shops of famous brands and many other. Surely the busiest street in Verona.

Juliet's House

It is certainly the most famous attraction in Verona thanks to Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’. If you are in Verona, take a stroll not to admire something that will remain unforgettable to you, but simply to say that you have visited it. There are a lot more worthwhile things to do in Verona than waiting in the queue to enter the house as you will waste a lot of time without a reason. We consider it is perhaps the city’s most overrated sight.

Roman Arena

Above the Bra Square that mentioned above you will be able to see the famous Arena of Verona. A miniature of the Colosseum of Rome, well kept and built to host 20,000 people, it is one of the city’s main attractions. Here you can see summer opera programs that is a very beautiful experience, if you find yourself in Verona.

Nearby Excursions

If you are in Verona and you have some time off, then an excellent suggestion for a one day excursion, is one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy, the famous Lake Garda! Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and is a popular holiday destination. Lake Garda is located halfway between Brescia and Verona and between Venice and Milan at the edge of the Dolomites. The glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last ice age. The lake and its coastline are divided between the provinces of Verona (southeast), Brescia (southwest) and Trentino (north). This beautiful lake is only 45 kms, approximately 45 minutes from Verona by car and we think it is the best option for a one day excursion near Verona.

What To Eat

In Verona you will find many reastaurants which are located around the squares we mentioned above and near the river. Most of these are very “touristic” and serve a menu of 3-4 dishes that are quite mediocre for the high standards of Italian cuisine. Our suggestion is to do a good research and even better to ask a local who will advise you to avoid the tourist trap restaurants, which as we mentioned before are mainly around the famous sights of Verona.

How to move

It is very easy to explore the center of Verona and see all the main sights in a few hours with a simple walk. Most roads are pedestrianized and there are not many cars, which will make your life easier. Verona Airport is about 12 km away by car and around 20 minutes if you want to use the train. The central station of the city is Porta Nuova and from here you can go to almost any part of the city.

Where to stay

Accommodation in Verona is on normal levels and a good double room in the city center starts at 50-70 Euros per night. Our suggestion is to stay close to the city center to have easy and quick access to all attractions so you do not waste time and money on unnecessarily transportation. You can make your reservations via Booking.com

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Verona Through Our Eyes...

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