This city is the setting for one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays, Romeo and Juliet. And you can see its Roman origins in the ancient ruins scattered throughout the centre, leading to the city’s inclusion on the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. The entire city centre is encircled by the River Adige and rolling hills -just a couple of minutes walk from the city- that offer stunning panoramic views. The Arena di Verona is an open-air theatre that dates back to the Roman period; its summer Opera Festival is famous all round Europe. Verona is also a world wine capital and the fourth most popular travel destination in Italy. It is just 20 minutes away from Garda Lake, a paradise for windsurfing and sailing aficionados, with picturesque villages directly on the water, surrounded by olive trees.
Piazza Erbe, via Mazzini, Piazza Bra: most tourists visiting Verona congregate here, maybe without realising that they are just a few metres away from discovering some architectural gems that have been immortalised also by Hollywood.
Five ways to survive in Verona when it’s exceptionally hot and you can’t escape to the lake or the mountains.
The new funicular, recently opened in Verona, transports passengers to the city’s most panoramic viewpoint at Castel San Pietro in under a minute. The perfect opportunity to discover nearby attractions such as the Roman theatre and the Archaeological museum.
Verona is famous for its magnificent architecture and its monuments, but for those who want to spend an alternative weekend in the city…
For centuries, the Republic of Venice ruled the seas. But one of its greatest legacies, and a distinctive feature of […]
The Arena is the undisputed symbol of Verona, its most loved and recognizable monument. For the people of Verona it […]
1. “Pastisada de caval”, or horse meat stew. This is the most appreciated traditional dish. It’s made with horse meat […]
For people who don’t like hot weather, the arrival of fall is a cure-all, but for anyone who only feels […]
One minute you are by the lake in shirtsleeves, enjoying the sun and waves. Ten minutes later, you are in […]
Verona’s surroundings offer continuous discovery, even for someone born and raised here like me. I like to keep a list […]