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Italy’s charming northern star

Fair Verona, as Shakespeare famously called the city, is a fitting name for such an endearing place. With winding streets, dazzling piazzas, historic artefacts and, of course, what’s reputed (wrongly) to be Juliet’s balcony, Verona has it all. Verona holidays encompass a mix of art, culture, architecture, history and greenery – and given that the city is so compact and walkable, all of these highlights are easy to reach.

One of Verona’s many charms lies in its photogenic piazzas – from its biggest square, Piazza Bra, to the fresco-filled Piazza delle Erbe. Along with these picture-perfect spaces, you’ll find a number of ancient Roman monuments, including the Verona Arena amphitheatre and the Teatro Roman theatre – it’s no wonder Verona is a Unesco World Heritage Site. On holidays to Verona you’ll also find lots of natural beauty, including the Adige river and the 16th-century Giardino Giusti landscaped gardens.

Beyond Verona, Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda, is a short trip away and promises scenic lakeside villages, water sports and more. Meanwhile, wine lovers will delight in the number of vineyards less than half an hour from the city. With all this on offer and more, it really is very easy to fall in love with fair Verona.

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Three tips for a top trip

Board a raftWhile Verona itself is perfectly accessible by foot, a great way to get to know the city and its sights is to take a scenic raft trip along the Adige river.
Explore the VeronettaCross the Adige river to the right bank of Verona and you’ll find the Veronetta – an area celebrated for its street food, pubs, bars and nightlife.
Head to Lake GardaItaly’s largest lake is only 35 kilometres away – why not take advantage of its many water sports, walking and lakeside activities while you’re in Verona?

Best attractions to see in Verona

Juliet’s balcony

On the Casa di Giuletta off the Piazza delle Erbe is the balcony said to have inspired Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It’s a fake, but a popular and romantic spot nonetheless.

Verona Arena

This striking Roman amphitheatre, located on Piazza Bra, is a must-see, not least to experience the summer opera festival that runs from June to September.

Teatro Romano

Even older than the Roman amphitheatre, the Teatro Romano dates back to the 1st century, and you can still explore the remains of the original building today.

Your Verona questions, answered

Verona is an easily walkable city. The historical centre is compact and navigable, and the Adige river runs through its centre, so you can always find your bearings.

Must-try dishes include polenta, risotto, gnocchi, bigoli pasta and fresh fish from nearby Lake Garda. Local wines from the region include Amarone, Soave and Bardolino.

Climb the few hundred steps of the marble-topped Torre dei Lamberti, or hop on the Funicolare di Castel San Pietro for scenic views of Verona and beyond.


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