Verona

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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

Hotel Mastino
Hotel Mastino
3 out of 5
Corso Porta Nuova 16, Verona, VR
The price is $96 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Located in Verona City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Verona City Hall, Verona Arena, and Piazza Bra. Verona Philharmonic Theatre and Teatro ...
4/5 Very Good! (802 reviews)
"Front desk could certainly make more effort to welcome guests. Hotel location is excellent it’s maintained very well. Overall would certainly recommend."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Hotel Mastino
Hotel Accademia
Hotel Accademia
4 out of 5
Via Scala 12, Verona, VR
The price is $136 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in Verona City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Juliet's House and Piazza delle Erbe. Verona Arena and Piazza Bra are also within ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (942 reviews)
"The hotel is located in an excellent position . It is extremely clean and quiet ."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Hotel Accademia
Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
3 out of 5
Vicolo Tre Marchetti 3, Verona, VR
The price is $96 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
This family-friendly Verona hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Verona Arena, Verona Philharmonic Theatre, and Juliet's House. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (705 reviews)
"Great location, friendly staff, and a nice ambience."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Hotel Giulietta e Romeo
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Ai Ponti Verona
Ai Ponti Verona
Lungadige Matteotti, 15, Verona
The price is $87 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in Verona City Centre, this apartment building is steps from Adige River and Sant'Eufemia. Porta Borsari and Ponte di Pietra are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (149 reviews)
"Really awesome place to stay, clean, modern and with an amazing view. Definitely recommend…!"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2021

Ai Ponti Verona
Residenza Palazzo Brenzoni
Residenza Palazzo Brenzoni
Via Duomo 13, Verona, Provincia di Verona
Located in Verona City Centre, this spa apartment building is steps from Ponte Pietra and Biblioteca Capitolare. Piazza delle Erbe and La Torre dei Lamberti ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"A real Palazzo. Super location. Very good to share as family."

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Residenza Palazzo Brenzoni
Opera Relais de Charme
Opera Relais de Charme
Via Valerio Catullo 1, Verona, VR
The price is $102 per night from Nov 21 to Nov 21
This family-friendly Verona aparthotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Juliet's House, Verona Arena, and Piazza delle Erbe. ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (792 reviews)
"This is the second time we have stayed here in as many years. Wonderful hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Would always come back."

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Opera Relais de Charme
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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