VERONA – WHY GO?
Be dazzled by Verona’s Renaissance art and beauty, which inspired Shakespeare to make this city for sweethearts the home of the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.
MUST SEE, MUST DO
Diehard romantics will want to visit the restored 13th century townhouse La Casa di Giulietta (Juliet’s House), with its amorous graffiti, as well as the rather more evocative Juliet’s tomb, 15 minutes away.
Arena di Verona
You’ll want to see the famous Roman amphitheatre – setting for the Verona Opera Festival – as it's the place for opera fans to catch a summer concert and experience the perfect acoustics of the amphitheatre.
Set on the river behind its ancient walls, Verona is a city of dazzling Renaissance art and beauty with the magnificent Ponte Pietra, medieval palazzi, squares and churches to explore. Do linger in one of the pavement cafes around Piazza Brà – perfect for people watching during the opera season.
Just a short drive from the city lies picturesque Lake Garda where you can hop aboard a steamer, take part in watersports if you’re feeling active, or just enjoy a pleasant stroll on the banks of one of Italy’s most famous lakes.
Combine a tasty local tipple with a breath of fresh air at some of the region's Valpolicella vineyards, or visit the Cascate di Molina Park, with its waterfalls and hiking trails, for a more sober day out.
MAKE A DATE
Piazza dei Signori is the setting for the annual Verona In Love festival, inspired by the tale of Romeo and Juliet.
Verona’s annual VinItaly wine fair offers every excuse for some tippling.
Don't miss the world-famous Verona Opera Festival – Italy’s most famous cultural must-see. Verona's Arena comes alive to sound of opera. Get tickets, or – if that's out of the question – sit on the grass outside and listen for free.
Re-enact the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet at Casa di Giulietta.
Find and Book a Hotel
>> Our best rate guarantee.