VeronaItaly

Watch opera in an enormous amphitheater, sample local dishes at the market square and see why Shakespeare set his most famous love story in this medieval city.

Verona is an iconic city characterized by a rich culture, beautiful architecture and delicious local cuisine. It was in Verona that Shakespeare set his classic love story Romeo and Juliet and as you walk the city streets, you’ll find that romance is alive and well here.

Be welcomed to the city by the sprawling Piazza Bra. This plaza lies just inside the gates to Verona and is lined with restaurants, bars and major attractions. The monumental Arena di Verona, one of the largest amphitheaters in Italy, dominates the eastern side of the plaza. Come to the arena to watch a stunning opera performance and enjoy the superb acoustics.

Verona’s cobbled streets make the city ideal for exploring on foot. With few hills and level footpaths, it is accessible for people of all abilities, unlike many old cities in Italy. Some of the attractions to discover include the Castelvecchio Museum, an art collection housed within a historic castle. At the Verona Cathedral, admire architectural styles and attend a morning service conducted by Verona’s bishop.

Experience the lively atmosphere of Piazza delle Erbe, the central square that hosts a daily market. Pick out some local produce from the stalls or dine-in at one of the restaurants that line the square. Verona is renowned for its northern Italian cuisine, which is often based on rice. Try a hearty risotto made with local mushrooms and truffles.

Visit Juliet’s House to see where Shakespeare set his historic play. Re-enact famous scenes with your loved one from Juliet’s balcony and snap some photographs as a keepsake.

Connected to Milan by rail and bus, Verona is easily accessible. Two airports also service the city. Once in town, you’ll find most attractions within walking distance, but an affordable bus system will take you farther afield. After you discover Verona’s vibrant culture and picturesque streets, you are sure to fall in love with this romantic Italian city.

Where to stay in Verona

Borgo Venezia, Verona, Veneto, Italy

Borgo Venezia

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

The bars and lake views are a few reasons travelers visit Borgo Venezia. Want to see more of the surrounding area? Giardino Giusti and St. Peter's Castle are a few top sights nearby.

Borgo Venezia

Top Hotels in Verona

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Milano & Spa
Hotel Milano & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Vicolo Tre Marchetti, 11, Verona, VR
The price is CA $134 per night

Located in Verona City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Piazza Bra and Verona Arena. Juliet's House and Piazza delle Erbe are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (958 reviews)
Excellent hotel, great value for money

"Perfect location (right by the arena, great view from the rooftop bar), modern and comfortable room, great breakfast and amazing staff. Couldn't ask for more."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

Hotel Milano & Spa
Hotel Montemezzi
Hotel Montemezzi
4 out of 5
Via Verona 92, Vigasio, VR
The price is CA $61 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Centro Commerciale Adigeo, Verona Arena and Juliet's House. Veronafiere and Porta Nuova are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (817 reviews)

"We liked: the modern room, fridge, safe kettle, bikes for hire, very good breakfast, free parking and pizzeria restaurant across the road. We did not like: the very poor hairdryer and unhelpful arrangements for eating the fixed menu in the restaurant."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 29, 2019

Hotel Montemezzi
Grand Hotel Des Arts
Grand Hotel Des Arts
4 out of 5
Corso Porta Nuova 105, Verona, VR
The price is CA $132 per night

This family-friendly Verona hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Porta Nuova, Verona Arena and Piazza Bra. Juliet's House and Piazza ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (686 reviews)

"Very helpful reception staff. Good location. Buffet breakfast was decent"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Grand Hotel Des Arts

Popular places to visit in Verona

Verona Arena
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Verona Arena

4.5/5(58 reviews)

Watch operas, rock concerts or theater events in the same historic stadium where Roman gladiators once battled to the death.

Juliet's House
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Juliet's House

4/5(27 reviews)

Profess your love beneath Juliet’s balcony at this historic home, said to have once belonged to the star of Shakespeare’s classic love story.

Piazza delle Erbe
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Piazza delle Erbe

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Come to this lively city square to shop at the daily market or dine in some of the best restaurants in Verona.

Piazza Bra
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Piazza Bra

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Just within the city gates, find restaurants, bars and classic architecture in this sprawling square, which is one of the most visited sites in Verona.

Castelvecchio Museum
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Castelvecchio Museum

4/5(1 review)

Spend the day exploring this former castle, which has been home to one of Verona’s most extensive art collections. It also has displays of archeological finds and weapons.

Castelvecchio
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Castelvecchio

5/5(24 reviews)

The rooms of this restored medieval fortress are home to a fascinating museum, which has collections of Veronese art and sculpture.

Top things to do in Verona

City Sightseeing Verona Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
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City Sightseeing Verona Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

CA $31
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Sirmione and Lake Garda tour
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Sirmione and Lake Garda tour

CA $106
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Arena Skip-the-Line Tour
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Arena Skip-the-Line Tour

CA $38
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Verona & Lake Garda Tour
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Verona & Lake Garda Tour

CA $150
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Verona Highlights Walking tour
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Verona Highlights Walking tour

CA $54
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Sirmione & Verona Lake Garda, private guided tour
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Sirmione & Verona Lake Garda, private guided tour

CA $70
Per adult

Reviews of Verona

4.8

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 26, 2019

Wonderfully little city rich in history, beauty, architecture, shopping and dining.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 20, 2019

Verona turned out to be one of our favourite stops.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 7, 2019

What a beautiful city! Also surrounded by beautiful countryside. The wineries and Lake Garda are very nearby and worthwhile to visit. So many things to do in and out of the city. Definitely worth a five day visit. Great restaurants, wine and food.

5/5 - Excellent

Rob

Aug 8, 2019

One of a kind, a must see. Don’t forget the night life!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 8, 2019

Don’t miss it, it’s worth traveling

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Aug 4, 2019

It’s a beautiful, clean city with a really nice vibe.

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