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A favourite of Shakespeare, beautiful Verona is the literary home of Romeo and Juliet. The medieval families of Montague and Capulet immortalised in the play did actually exist, and some buildings pertaining to them are still present. Among these is the place claiming to have been Juliet's house – not strictly true, but it’s still worth stepping out onto its pretty balcony.

But Verona is much more than the setting of a tragic love story. It’s also home to one of Italy’s best-preserved Roman amphitheatres: Arena di Verona. Dating back to the first century CE, this open-air space used to host festivals and gladiator battles. Today, it’s used exclusively for classic operas and pop music concerts, with stars such as Adele and Paul McCartney having graced its stage.

In Piazza delle Erbe, you’ll find more of the city’s sumptuous architecture, like the 12th-century Torre dei Lamberti bell tower, alongside vibrant cafés and a daily market that sells produce from around the province of Verona. Find a quiet corner and enjoy an espresso or glass of Veneto wine, before following the Adige River to the Museo di Castelvecchio, which houses paintings, sculptures and military weapons from the Middle Ages.

All this is just a 30-minute train journey from the stunning Lake Garda. To reach it, just head to Verona Porta Nuova station and jump on the train to Desenzano, where you can take a short bus ride to the lake.

Tonight

From US$201 per night

Next weekend

From US$130 per night

Most popular time to visit July–September
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 1 = US$1.17
Language Italian
Average weekend price US$138 per night
Average weekday price US$139 per night
Typical stay 1 night

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10

The whole historical district with its monuments and...

16 September 2021

The whole historical district with its monuments and buildings is very impressive. The museums are attractive. According to our expereience the restaurant La Greppia offers high quality to reasonable prices.

Maria Paula
Maria Paula Austria
10

the Verona card is the best way to visit a lot of places in...

10 September 2021

the Verona card is the best way to visit a lot of places in the city with a convenient price. The city can be easily seen on foot, parking car is not so pricy (1€ per hour or 10€ full day) at parking "centrale"

Gregg_.
Gregg_.
10

Verona is a lovely medieval town which was already inhabited...

30 August 2021

Verona is a lovely medieval town which was already inhabited during the Roman times. As such, every stone in the old center has a long history. Besides the old city and the arena one must also climb up the hills on the other side of the river, and enjoy a spritz on one of the terraces. Verona is food and wine, with some of the best wine regions in the vicinity. As such, a wine tasting or staying at a wine and spa hotel is also a good option. A stroll or a swim at the Lake Garda can be very refreshing especially during the Summer. A drive to Bardolino is about 30 minutes and 1,5 hr by transport. Madonna di Campiglio or Tonale are about 2,5 hours away which are perfect for (e-) biking in the Summer and great for skiing in the Winter. In short Verona has it all!

Gabor
Gabor Hungary
10

I absolutely loved Verona!

26 August 2021

I absolutely loved Verona! It's amazing for shopping, eating out and enjoying the beautiful city. The Arena at night is fantastic (even just to enjoy it from outside)! I enjoyed this city so much more than Venice. The Italians in Verona are better at service and much more personal and friendly. (We had really good experiences in Venice too but they were more seldom). I will definitely be back here for the restaurants and the shops. In Verona many shop assistants are really up for helping you to style pieces that you're interested in, and they do it with patience and passion. I liked that! We did not really move too much outside the old city centre because we didn't have enough time (1,5 days). Next time I will book it for 3-4 days and make sure to enjoy it to the fullest.

Louise2021
Louise2021
10

An enchanting city with plenty historical corners and good...

22 August 2021

An enchanting city with plenty historical corners and good vibes. Yes Verona known for Romeo and Juliet, but there are more than that. Enjoy the city on foot as the directions are clearly signed and easy to follow. Take the opportunity to enjoy the culinary before attending live performance in one of the oldest amphitheaters in the world. I would like to return in different season as summer is quite hot.

Jihan
Jihan Switzerland
10

Beautifull city, very friendly for the visitor, many...

16 August 2021

Beautifull city, very friendly for the visitor, many romantic places, many places to walk (by the river or in the city) or to eat excellent food, and very easy to transport fron Verona to Venice or the addorable Garda Lake.

Konstantinos
Konstantinos Greece

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