Villafranca di Verona Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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Villafranca di Verona Things to Do

  • Chiesa della Disciplina

    Chiesa della Disciplina is also called della Visitazione, it is 15th century construction with Baroque facade and was a private church of the Count Giorgio Maffei. The church was donated to the Confraternity of Disciplinati. This church houses so-called "Il Mortorio", a group of 9 wooden statues showing Jesus Christ, Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimatea,...

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  • Castello Scaligero

    The huge Castello Scaligero is the main attraction and the symbol of Villafranca di Verona. You can't miss it, it dominates whole the townlet.In case you're traveling by car, there is a very spacious parking place inside the castle, free of charge.Actually the castle is large military fortress built in 1199 by Scaligers and was part of Serraglio,...

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  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele

    This is the opposite view of the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, from direction of Grande Castello.Ocassionally, the main street is the scene for local events, such as open market or various celebrations. During my visit in May it was the scene of Scholldays festivity.

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  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele

    Corso Vittorio Emanuele is the main street of Villafranca, the heart of this townlet. All major sights of Villafranca are located along it, most of the shops, cafes and restaurants can be find here.

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  • Palace

    There are couple of fine palaces in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the main street of the place. Most of them have been built from 18th to 19th centuries. This one have interesting painted ornaments on its front facade.

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  • Il Duomo

    Il Duomo (the Cathedral) dei SS. Pietro e Paolo is situated in the heart of the city, in Corso Vittorio Emanuele. The construction has began in 1786, on a site of an previous old church. Actually, the Cathedral is a copy of the church of Redentore in Venice, a masterpiece of Andrea Palladio, the greatest Venetian architect of all times. Finished...

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  • Porta Borsari enlarged

    Go through the portal and find yourself on a pleasant pedestrian mall. Look for a cafe and try some of Verona's famous Amarone Vino. It will knock your socks off.

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  • Porta Borsari

    A leftover from the age of Roman Verona. The gateway dates to the first century. Such a small but spectacular remnant. It makes one wonder how glorious the city appeared in its full Roman splendor.

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  • Castelvecchio

    Built as a fortress in the mid 14th cntury, Castelvecchio now houses many of Verona's treasures and serves as the town's museum. If you get the chance, climb up to the bridge--it is easily the most impressive pedestrian bridge that I have ever seen.

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  • Ponte Scaligero and Castelvecchio

    A feat of medieval engineering. Can you believe that this expanse was built in the mid 1300s. It was part of a intricate system of defense. The Ponte Scaligero is the bridge portion of the complex and the Castelvecchio is the castle.

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  • Cloister at San Zeno

    This picture perfect cloister gives a hint of the nature that Zeno so loved. Many of the frescoes and scultpures in the church show Zeno with a fishing rod. A very cool unexpected surprise. It is neat to think of a patron saint heading to the hills and rivers in an effort to catch his supper with a simple fishing rod.

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  • Basilica or candy cane?

    The side walls of the San Zeno Basilica are a riot. Brilliantly striped like a candy cane. The Basilica looks magnificent from a distance. Too bad I didn't get a good shot from far away.

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  • San Zeno's Sidekick

    This tower was built a hundred years or so after the basilica. For the life of me, I have no idea for what purpose it was built.

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  • San Zeno's Rose Window

    A ubiquitous style of window in northern Italy but nowhere more beautifully done than here at the San Zeno Basilica. The window is decorated with the symbols of fortune.

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  • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

    A grand romanesque style church built to honor the city's patron saint--Zeno. The current structure was built mainly in the 1100s which makes this place close to a 1000 years old. But holy structures have existed on this spot for many more centuries.

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Villafranca di Verona Hotels

  • Hotelissimi Verona

    Via Portogallo 1/p, Villafranca di Verona, 37069, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Airporthotel Verona Congress & Relax

    Via Monte Baldo 2, Villafranca Di Verona, 37069, i

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 2.5 out of 5 stars

  • West Point Hotel

    Via Staffali, 2/a, Dossobuono, Villafranca di Verona, Italy

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Villafranca di Verona Restaurants

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    by Martin_S. Written Nov 17, 2012

    I am a lover of seafood, from squid, swordfish, crab, lobster, shark, you name it, I eat it and like it.
    Often restaurants stint on their seafood, being old, rubbery or just poor quailty. NOT so at the Don Giulio restaurant here in Villafranca di Verona.
    We lucked out on this one, just happened to see their sign, we were hungry, so stopped. We had no idea of how good a meal we were in for.
    The restaurant is not a cheap one, cost us 43 Euro for two. But it is nice to splurge and let yourself know you are worth it every once in a while.

    Favorite Dish: 1) Mixed seafood. Just plain excellent.
    2) Bacon wrapped cheese with mushrooms. Very tasty and interesting dish, the play of flavors is inviting you to try more.

    Don Giulio Restaurant, seafood mix, Villafranca Don Giulio, bacon/cheese/mushrooms, Villafranca Don Giulio, Villafranca di Verona, Italy
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Villafranca di Verona Shopping

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    by croisbeauty Written Jul 3, 2012

    I can't remember wheter it was on Saturday or Sunday but it was definatelly on weekend when large Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is turned into the shopping area. Small local manufacturers but also importers of cheap goods from China makes Corso to be frenetic shopping area. Besides locals this crowd is composed of people from surroundings of Vilafranca and tourists. Cloths is generally made of low quality fabrics but who cares if cheap.

    Corso Vittorio Emanuelle II

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Villafranca di Verona Favorites

  • Castello Scaligero

    Recenty, the castle was under major reconstruction works. New entrances have been added and the whole complex was transformed into an modern area adapted for big spactacles and events.

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  • Castello Scaligero

    The entrance in the castle goes through an passageway, above which stands the crucifix, painted by Jacopo Tumicelli. Inside the castle there is a small chapel called Cristo Re or del Santo Crocefisso, content an valuable frescoe from 13th century and three paintings by Gianbattista Lanceni (1659-1745).

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  • Castello Scaligero

    In 1345, during Mastino II and Cangrande della Scala, the Castle became a part of huge defending system called "Serraglio", a wing of fortresses starting at Nogarole Rocca to Valeggio sul Mincio. It was the golden period of migthy Scala Family, who ruled in Verona and its wide surroundings over the centuries.

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