Verona

Verona city breaks

The mystery of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy rings throughout the beige buildings and deep orange roofs of Verona’s astonishing architecture. But there’s much more than just classic literature defining these parts. Splashes of wine, plates of ravioli, scoops of gelato – get ready for full-on city swooning.
Fair Verona

Fair Verona

Romance and ruins clash in idyllic Italian harmony in this picturesque, UNESCO-stamped city. White-stone Porta Leoni is an old gate oozing character with two façades and remains of columns, while cinematic scenes can be found at Castel San Pietro. What’s more, the Basilica of San Zeno is famous for crowning Romeo and Juliet newlyweds. It’s a bubbling cauldron of storybook history.

Lush lakeside

Lush lakeside

Lake Garda is a stretching swathe of brilliant blues and crystal-topped rippling waves. You’ll be privy to striking scenery shrouded in emerald foliage. Take a walk along the lakeside and get snap happy, or even hop on a boat trip if the sun’s rays are beaming – a great day is 15 minutes by train away.

Open a bottle

Open a bottle

Vineyards aplenty, the tumbling hills surrounding Verona provide the serene city with its exclusive wine list showcasing the finest local drops of red, white and rosé. Pick which tipple you’d prefer and sample the goods. There are plenty of wine bars and restaurants with well-stocked cellars dotted around as well, so you won’t miss out.

Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista
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Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista

Verona City, Verona

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Based on 442 reviews

  • Stylish design hotel
  • Beautiful grounds
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Rejuvenating spa
  • Historic building
Crowne Plaza Hotel Verona Fiera

Crowne Plaza Hotel Verona Fiera

Verona City, Verona

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  • A great base for exploring the area
  • Hotel-run shuttle bus to the city
  • Peaceful location on the outskirts
  • Indoor pool
  • Great for groups
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Due Torri Hotel

Verona City, Verona

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  • Great for local culture
  • 350m from Piazza Erbe
  • 500m from Juliet's balcony
  • Charming style
  • Set in restored historic Palazzo
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Casa di Giulietta

Casa di Giulietta

Verona

It's a popular sight, but this may be one for the diehard romantics - by Verona standards this 14th-century house claiming a Shakespeare connection is pretty unremarkable. It's right in the centre of town, so...
Piazza Bra

Piazza Bra

Verona

Verona’s largest piazza and main square is located in front of the city gates. It’s lined with cafes and restaurants, bars and peaceful open spaces to relax in. Among the historic buildings dating back 2,000...
Piazza delle Erbe

Piazza delle Erbe

Verona

A vibrant city-centre piazza, this was Verona’s main square in Roman times. Take a look at the distinctive architecture of the Baroque buildings, before grabbing something to eat at one of the restaurants with...

Language

Italian

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£4 / €4.50

48-hour Verona card

£19.50 / €22

Three course meal

£26.50 / €30

Sightseeing
Etch a message on the wall for Juliet. Her Gothic-style house is a fictional pick, but it creates a sense of magic and is one of the main sights. The first century Roman amphitheatre is a marvel to behold, too, but peep behind the marble façade of the cathedral for a bigger gulp of history.
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Eating and drinking
Rolling ribbons of pasta, crispy wood-fired pizzas, plump gnocchi and tempting gelato flavours – get ready to tuck in. Braised horse meat is the local delicacy, while risotto’s a firm favourite. Don’t forget to order a glass of wine to wash it all down, and enjoy the sepia haze of the balmy Veronese air at night.
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Shopping
Can you hear that? The ‘Golden Mile’ of shopping is calling. Via Mazzini is a boutique haven, with Italian labels leading the way for upscale brands. There are some authentic little shops, with antiques and trinkets, too, along with other stores selling chic stationery down the Corso Porta Borsari. Window shopping optional.
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Getting around
Aside from leisurely strolling around the landmarks and dainty paved streets, the Verona Card entitles you to free bus travel. So, if your legs get tired, don’t fret! If you want to embrace the local ways, there’s a bike hire service that’s ideal. Pedal around the lakeside or cycle through the hustle and bustle.
22 June – 01 September 2018 – Verona Opera Festival
Verona and opera go way back. The world’s third largest theatre is the ideal spot for dramatic and dazzling vocal displays.
31 May – 15 September 2018 – Verona Summer Theatre Festival
Get ready for a culture-packed summer of Shakespeare, jazz, poetry and dance at the open-air Teatro Romano. Whatever you're into, you're guaranteed a fantastic atmosphere under the sun and stars.
13-16 September 2018 – Tocati
The traditional games festival is designed to keep young minds alert, with spinning tops and marbles to play with alongside live concerts.
Please note, the event dates above are just a guide and could be subject to change.
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