Dating back to Roman times, the romantic city of Verona is situated in Northern Italy. The ‘Fair Verona’ was the setting for the Shakespeare play “Romeo & Juliet” and is scattered with medieval palaces, winding streets, ancient ruins and elegant churches and piazzas. Hark back to the star-crossed lovers and visit the famous balcony at Casa Guilietta where you can peek at the love notes that line the walls of the courtyard. Take a stroll through the beautiful Renaissance Gardens, pick up a bargain at the daily market in Piazza Erbe, climb to the top of the Lamberti Tower for stunning views or visit the Castelvecchio. For retail therapy at its best, there are the great boutiques that line Via Mazzini. Summer evenings are the best time to catch an opera performance at the open-air Roman Arena or to enjoy a romantic dinner for two in Piazza Bra. Verona is only half an hour from Lake Garda, Venice is just over an hour’s train ride away and the Valpolicello wine region is nearby too. If you're looking for a romantic city break for two, we’re sure that Verona will tick all the boxes on your wish list.
There are lots of things to see and do on a holiday in Verona. The Duomo di Verona, the Scaligero Bridge, Sant Anastasia and San Zeno Churches are well worth a visit together with the Castelvecchio Museum and the Palazzo Forti. Enjoy a wine tour around the Valpolicello wine region. Shop til you drop on Via Mazzini. Enjoy a glass of vino or a gelato and people watch on one of the city’s piazzas. Climb the 238 steps to the top of the Lamberti Tower. The Acquaparc Altomincio is fun for all the family.
Verona has a great choice of nightlife. Via Mazzini is the place to be seen in the early evening. Piazza Bra is lined with al fresco dining and there are nightclubs and bars to match all tastes in the bustling Piazza del Erbe. Music fans can enjoy an opera performance at the Roman Arena or a concert at the 18th century Philharmonic Theatre.
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out in Verona, with an abundance of restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Local specialities include risotto radicchio and bigoli pasta or be adventurous and try the ragu di asino (donkey pasta). Gelato ice cream is a must for dessert. Local wines and beers will quench your thirst.
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