Top attractions in Verona
Whether you fancy yourself a Romeo or a Juliet, Verona is a beautiful city with plenty of historic spots to rejuvenate your romantic side. Shakespeare didn’t set three of his plays in this city for nothing. Tour of our list of the top attractions of Verona.
Feast on vibrant fruits and vegetables, then stop to appreciate medieval architecture in Verona's ancient square, where the fountain of Madonna Verona has stood since 1386.
The Basilica of San Zeno is not just for lovers, but it may inspire you to visit the crypt and behold the setting of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage with your own eyes.
The magic of the performing arts imbued in the bricks and red marble of the Verona Arena is apparent in every whisper from the stage, no matter which concentric tier you choose.
Also known as Ponte di Castel Vecchio or Scaliger Bridge, the Castelvecchio Bridge boasted the world’s largest span at the time of its construction in the 14th century
At 84 meters, the Torre dei Lamberti is the largest medieval tower in the city and it takes nearly 400 steps to get to the viewing platform. Luckily there is also an elevator!
Don't forget to tour the Scaliger tombs. Art historians will recognize the Gothic style of the architecture in both the tomb and the chapel of Santa Maria Antica.
Enjoy the medieval castle in its present restored state and take a stroll through the eponymous museum to get a closer look at a collection of Veronian artifacts.
Verona is a city meant for lovers on foot. Feel free to ditch the car and bid farewell to the confines of public transport, the city of Verona is small enough to traverse without mechanical aid. Of course, should you decide to visit Lake Garda, there are both ferries and buses to aid you on your journey.
For even less than twenty euros, it's possible to eat like a royal in Verona. Take a backstreet or two, and find your choice of Trattoria, Caffè, or Osteria. Don’t be shocked to eat communally with strangers; Verona favors many modes of degustation.
There are a myriad of winding streets to meander through, and when it comes to home comforts, Verona is not lacking. Piazza delle Erbe is the beating lover’s heart in this Italian city, and staying nearby puts you right in the center of town.
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- It's best to visit in the spring and early autumn, when the temperatures are mild and there are fewer tourists.
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What people are saying about Verona
On 21 June 2019, we used the bus transfer service to travel to Verona to attend the Premier showing of the Opera “La Traviatta”. The booking and payment were made online. The bus arrived puntually at the Limone sul Garda pick-up point. The bus was modern, comfortable and clean. The tour guide gave us our Opera ticket shortly before arriving to Verona. In Verona, he led the group to the Verona “Arena” and clearly explained where to enter the function and where to gather after the function to then return to the bus. After the show, the guide was waiting at the gathering point and uneventfully led our group back to the bus. Everything worked like clockwork. I would recommend this transfer service between Lake Garda and Verona to anyone staying in a hotel near the shore of Lake Garda.
Incredible experience in a stunning setting. It is not made clear on the website on how to get to the vineyard, however if you call ahead you will be able to organise Jacopo to pick you up from Verona and take you back. Alternatively a taxi is €35 to €40 from Verona train station. The tour and light lunch lasted approximately 3.5 hours. The wine samples are generous and the lunch provided included bread, homemade olive oil, salami, cheese, homemade cherry chutney (which is delicious!) and almond biscuits to compliment the wine. If you don't know too much about wine (we didn't) you will leave well informed with a keenness to learn more! Fantastic experience. I couldn't recommend it more.
The tour was well planned and executed. Mario and Rachel were extremely knowledgeable and provided an experience that will last for a life time. The tour of two different wineries was an interesting comparison of same wines but different in nose and taste. The lunch at a local restaurant was superb...their local meats and pasta were outstanding - the dessert was exceptional. We plan to go back for a return visit. I consider them “new friends” in our experiencing the world. The personal services made our trip stress-free. The expense was high, but the experience was worth it!!!
This tour was worth every penny we paid. Driven to and from Verona, to 2 different vineyards - with wine tastings and food at each one. Very informative guide and we learned so much about the wine-making process...and which wines suited our own tastes. Would highly recommend! If you're thinking of taking a tour - make sure you check if there's a Verona pick up point (like there was with this tour), otherwise - with the cheaper tours - you'll need to get yourself to the vineyards and back which could cost you more.
Great fun, in a wonderful location with breathtaking views. The description is slightly confusing, in as much as the tours takes approx one and a half hours and lunch with wine tasting comprises bread with salami and cheese- but still a wonderful and informative day