Verona Travel Guide

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  • Piazza Erbe
    Piazza Erbe
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    Verona's Roman Arena
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Verona Highlights

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    craic says…

     Well it is very beautiful. No doubt about that. 

  • Con
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    coceng says…

     Too Many Tourists ! Depending On The Seasons... 

  • In a nutshell
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    wolfytom says…

     A fantastic place to stay but also great as a base to visit northern Italy. Milan, Lake Garda and Venice are very close and transport is very cheap! 

Verona Things to Do

  • Romeo & Juliet

    This is it, Juliet's original, absolutely genuine bed. Not from the fourteenth century, of course, but from the twentieth, when it was built and used for the love scene in Zeffirelli's film Romeo and Juliet in 1968. This film won two Oscars, for the Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design. Zeffirelli was also nominated for Best Director, and...

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  • Arena

    Considering that it was built nearly two thousand years ago, the Arena di Verona is remarkably well preserved -- so well preserved that it is still used for opera performances six nights a week during the summer, and for other large events during the spring and autumn. (Bruce Springsteen performed there in October 2006, for example.) A distinctive...

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  • Piazza delle Erbe

    Market Square (or the square of herbs) occupies a good part of the area of Verona’s Roman Court, where the Maximum Decuman and Maximum Cardo intersected. Through the centuries, the square has been the centre of the city’s political and economic life.

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Verona Hotels

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Verona Restaurants

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  • Ristorante

    Those who do not know the city of Verona very well probably wouldn't be able to find this restaurant which is situated in so-called Tombetta. The easiest way to reach it is by taking the opposite direction from Verona Fair to the church Santa Teresa del Gesu Bambino. If not familiar with this part of the city the best is to take a taxi. When in...

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  • Trattoria or/and Osteria

    Trattoria Tre Marcchetti da Barca is best restaurant in Vrona and one of the best in whole Italy. It is tiny, cosy, full o people and noisy restaurant. The restaurant offers very traditional and home-based type of food. Here you can taste Italy "on the table". I suggest you to make the reservation! During the summer (Opera season of Verona) it is...

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  • Cafe-bar

    This wine-cellar and inn is situated right next to the cathedral. It offers excellent choice of wines from Veneto region and the rest of Italy. Besides, while testing the wibes, you can enjoy in the specialities of Verona cuisine. Do not miss to try "spaghetti al olio con peperoncino" or "bolito misto".

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Verona Nightlife

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  • Opera night at Arena

    Carmen was the second opera to be performed in the Arena, in 1914, and by the end of the 2005 season they had done it 167 times, making it the second most often performed opera after Aida. The really exciting thing for me about the Carmen performance I saw on August 22, 2006 was that Andrew Richards sang the lead tenor role of Don José. I didn't...

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  • pub/bar

    I came across RivaMancina Bar in June when I went to Verona for a long weekend. You usually have to drive if you want to visit places outside of the historical center and most places inside the center have high touristic prices. RivaMancina was great - very easy to get to by foot and about a 5 min walk from the historical center. You get to try...

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  • live music

    The long aperitives are served from 18:00 to 24:00 (they wont throw you out at 24:05). Menu of the day cost you 7,00 euros only, can you belive it! You can get English breakfest too. Wine bar, food bar, cheese bar, sweet bar, American bar available too. Who could ask for more! No dress code goes for day visitors too.

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Verona Transportation

  • Train

    To get to Verona I took the EuroCity train from Munich via Innsbruck. This is a convenient connection, several times daily, with good mountain views along the way. Second photo: The dining car is fine for having a cup of coffee and using one of the big tables to write on, but I can't honestly recommend having a meal here. Third photo: The main...

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  • Buses

    The Ryanair site lists only one bus a day, but has two flights a day. I'm pretty sure that they run a bus to meet each incoming and outgoing planet, but you might want to double-check. I had no problems with the service at all, and it will always wait for you if the plane is late. The only confusion I had is that someone gave me a free ticket, and...

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  • car/motorhome

    I was really surprised by the rather small amount of trafic for a saturday afternoon. The different streets , leading to the centre of Verona are a bit confusing sometimes, BUT once that you are there, you will easily find a parking-spot rather close to the piazza Bra and Arena di Verona. Follow the signs for ARENA !! Smaller cars like the Smart...

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Verona Shopping

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  • Clothes & shoes

    At my hotel I asked where normal people in Verona go shopping for clothes, i.e. people who don't want to spend a fortune for the latest fashions on the Via Mazzini. One of the stores they suggested was Oviesse on the Via Roma, which did in fact have exactly what I was looking for, and at a lower price than I would have paid in Germany. Second...

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  • Fleamarket

    This is definetely the object I would like to buy, and old gramophone which still works. The price was around one thousand euros, but negotiale. The fleamarket offers lots of various stuff, I am sure you'll find something according to your preferences.

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  • Food & drink

    This excellent food shop, called "Albertini" is situated in Corso Santa Anastasia, just a foot from Piazza dellle Erbe. It offers an excellent choice of food, wines an olive oils. Anything you like, I suggest you San Daniele prosciutto, Olio d'oliva extravergine and famous Brunello red wine. Not too much, except for Brunello wine which cost approx....

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Verona Local Customs

  • Legends

    In the entrance of the building, where you will see the famous (BUT false) balcony , where Giulietta Capelletti met Romeo Montecchi, you will be able to stick your Love-letters on a wall , where you will find already thousands of other love-letters. To post your love-letters there is to be said to be some sort of a guarantee for a love lasting...

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  • The Patron Saint of Verona

    The magnificent look of the apse and Romanesque bell-tower of the basilica of San Zeno. The roof and the apse were rebuilt in the Gothic period. The weathered Veronese stone of which the basilica is built has a warm golden tone, and the restrained lines of the pillars, the columns, the cornices and the gallery with its double windows give the whole...

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  • Other

    Piazza Bra is the name of the square in front of the famous Arena di Verona, and although the square is quite large, it is really hard to find a sign with that funny name written on it.Bra is the local Veronese expression for Braida, which means "large" and of course this makes sense for such a big square. Thanks a lot, Boris (coisbeauty) for that...

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Verona Warnings and Dangers

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    Most attractions and other buildings, some shops etc will be closed on a Monday But don't worry, there's still plenty to see and do, especially a lazy walk between the piazzas or some people watching in a cafe Or you could use Monday to take a trip to Venice or Lake Garda

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  • Pick Pockets

    This is Portoni della Bra, the City Gate - entrance into the Centro Storico of Verona. This part of the town is very crowded with thousands of tourists, also it is crowded with pickpockets too. Be very careful when entering in the Arena, standing in front of it surrounded with the crowd or strolling in Via Mazzani.

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  • Traffic

    Do not drive all around the arena, since you may get ticketed. There are unidentified places where it is tourist-pedestrian only, and no vehicles allowed, but the markings would not show that for you to know. Two policia are standing close by to give out tickets, and they enforce the law, if you know what it even is. Somehow we ended up inside the...

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Verona Tourist Traps

  • Il Giardino di Romeo et Guilietta

    "Il Giardino di Romeo et Guilietta" is a sign you will see not far away from the Casa di Giulietta in Via Capello. BUT when you get inside all you will see there is quite a nice innercout with lovely arcades and a small statue of William Shakespeare ! Il Giardino di Romeo et Guilietta might be a good place to spend some time in the shade, when it...

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  • Poor Juliet!

    I must say that my pose at the photo with Juliet was the most innocent among all the poses which other tourists used. There was a queue to take a photo with Juliet and everybody didn't want anybody else at the background of the statue. A lot of people were taking photos hugging her from behind and embracing the right bosom (on my photo it can be...

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  • The city-tour train

    The city-tour by this cute little train starts from Piazza Bra, right in front of the Roman amphitheatre, however you won't see all the major sights and details of the old core of the town if taking it. It is recommendable only for those who prefer quick city tours. I've never use it but some tourists told me they were unsatisfide with the...

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Verona What to Pack

  • My guide books in Verona

    Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries inVerona and Italy.Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”. Verona. 1994, 112 pages.Around the World. Italy. Second edition. Publisher "Around the World", 2005, 520 pages, 150cities, 370 churches and...

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  • Summer things.....

    A bag you can carry comfortably if needed (Ie if your suitcase is on wheels make sure you can lift this easily as many of the streets are cobbles or old stone) Better still a backpack. Summer can be very very hot so bring a sun hat and glasses. Shoes need to be really comfortable and not brand new, because I hope you'll be doing a lot of...

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  • Packing List

    Via Mazzini - the shoping centre of Verona Do not waist your time at home, shall I bring with this or that clothes or shoes, this is the place where you can buy all you need. Here you can find stores of: Gucci, Max Mara, L. Spagnoli, Valentino, Ralph Lauren, Versace, Armani, Pollini, Principe, Rossi, Rossini and many many more...

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Verona Off The Beaten Path

  • The hidden little gems of the town

    The bust of Felice Cavallotti, 1842-1898, stands on the wall in the passage of Scaliger palace. He was Italian politician, poet and dramatic. In 1860 and 1866 he faught with the Garibaldi Corps. Cavalotti was killed on the 6th of March 1898 in a duel with Count Macola, editor of the conservative Gazetta di Venezia, whom he had assailed with...

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  • Giardino Giusti

    We found this walking to Castel San Pietro. You can walk in and see the "renaissance garden" open up to you. Even if you do not want to pay the 5 euro or so to see it, you can get a peek of the beautifully sculpted gardens. If you choose to see the entire gardens, including a great view of Verona, it is is a worthwhile stop. This is especially...

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  • Lago di Garda & surroundings of the town

    Riva di Garda is the town on the very north-end of Lago di Garda / Gardasee and there you will see this great castle Arco built on a perfect place high above the valley, and almost un-accessible and protected by steep rocks. From Riva di Garda on the trafic was quite high and stop-and-go for more than 1 hour, maybe also for the fact that it was...

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Verona Sports & Outdoors

  • Air planes

    When you take the road from Verona to Vicenza you passes through several small places in the outskirts of the town. This interesting and funy scene can be seen on the terrace of the house in the place called Caldeiro. Not so bad idea placing an old airplane on the terrace.

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  • Football Stadium

    The football stadium in Verona is the Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi. It was built in 1963 and has a seating capacity of 45,000.It is home to the teams Chievo Verona in Serie A and Hellas Verona in serie B.The stadium was used in the 1990s World Cup where Round 1 and Round 2 matches of the cup were held.I only visited the outside of the stadium on my...

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  • Mountain activities

    If you haven't already realised it as you arrive by plane or by maybe train from the north, climbing Torre dei Lamberti or even the height of the Arena will quickly make you realise how close the Alps are to the city (you might need to click on this pic to see it). This means that there are plenty of opportunities for hiking and cycling in the...

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  • The highlights

    The Scaliger period of Verona is one of great political influence, economic power and territorial expansion, it was the golden age of Verona. During medieval times the fight for dominance of Verona between leading families of the area ended with the della Scala (Scaligeri) family taking control in 1277 and maintaining rule for the next 110 years....

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  • The day trips

    I have just one day, or just few hours... What is a real must see? How many time we visist a city, even deserving more, but we don't have the time to see it at the right (slow) pace. It's a pity, but everyone of us did it, right? So, if you have only a few hours, here is a guide of 4 verona walking tours, made by the Municipality site: 4...

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  • The Piazza's

    Palazzo Barbieri occupying large space at Piazza Bra, it is neo-Classical structure built on the site of demolished Misericordia hospital. The palace was built from 1835 to 1848 by Giuseppe Barbieri and primarly had military purpose housing Grand Guardia Nuova. Later on the palace was home for the council offices. Inside the building hang two large...

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