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Watch opera in an enormous amphitheater, sample local dishes at the market square and see why Shakespeare set his most famous love story in this medieval city.

Verona is an iconic city characterized by a rich culture, beautiful architecture and delicious local cuisine. It was in Verona that Shakespeare set his classic love story Romeo and Juliet and as you walk the city streets, you’ll find that romance is alive and well here.

Be welcomed to the city by the sprawling Piazza Bra. This plaza lies just inside the gates to Verona and is lined with restaurants, bars and major attractions. The monumental Arena di Verona, one of the largest amphitheaters in Italy, dominates the eastern side of the plaza. Come to the arena to watch a stunning opera performance and enjoy the superb acoustics.

Verona’s cobbled streets make the city ideal for exploring on foot. With few hills and level footpaths, it is accessible for people of all abilities, unlike many old cities in Italy. Some of the attractions to discover include the Castelvecchio Museum, an art collection housed within a historic castle. At the Verona Cathedral, admire architectural styles and attend a morning service conducted by Verona’s bishop.

Experience the lively atmosphere of Piazza delle Erbe, the central square that hosts a daily market. Pick out some local produce from the stalls or dine-in at one of the restaurants that line the square. Verona is renowned for its northern Italian cuisine, which is often based on rice. Try a hearty risotto made with local mushrooms and truffles.

Visit Juliet’s House to see where Shakespeare set his historic play. Re-enact famous scenes with your loved one from Juliet’s balcony and snap some photographs as a keepsake.

Connected to Milan by rail and bus, Verona is easily accessible. Two airports also service the city. Once in town, you’ll find most attractions within walking distance, but an affordable bus system will take you farther afield. After you discover Verona’s vibrant culture and picturesque streets, you are sure to fall in love with this romantic Italian city.

Where to stay in Verona

St. Peter\'s Castle featuring a river or creek, a city and a sunset

Verona City Centre

4/5Very Good!(6 area reviews)

Historic sites, cafés, and museums highlight some of the noteworthy features of Verona City Centre. Make a stop by Verona Arena or Piazza delle Erbe while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Verona City Centre
Citta Antica showing heritage elements

Citta Antica

4.5/5Wonderful!(276 area reviews)

Unique features of Citta Antica include the historic sites and cafés. Make a stop by Verona Arena or Juliet's House while you're exploring the area.

Citta Antica
Cittadella, Verona, Veneto, Italy


4.5/5Wonderful!(102 area reviews)

Unique features of Cittadella include the historic sites and museums. Make a stop by Porta Nuova or Juliet's Tomb while you're exploring the area.

A quaint little village on the hike to the "pyramids".

Borgo Roma

4/5Very Good!(5 area reviews)

Borgo Roma is noteworthy for its coffeehouses, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Centro Commerciale Adigeo and Santa Teresa Park.

Borgo Roma
Adige River featuring a sunset, a river or creek and heritage architecture

Borgo Trento

5/5Exceptional!(9 area reviews)

Borgo Trento is noteworthy for its wineries, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Adige River and Ponte Scaligero.

Borgo Trento
Borgo Milano, Verona, Veneto, Italy

Borgo Milano

4/5Very Good!(14 area reviews)

Borgo Milano is known for its abundant dining options, and you can plan a trip to Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi and Adige River while you're in town.

Borgo Milano

Top Hotels in Verona

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Milano & Spa
Hotel Milano & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Vicolo Tre Marchetti, 11, Verona, VR
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13

Located in Verona City Centre, this spa hotel is steps from Piazza Bra and Verona Arena. Juliet's House and Piazza delle Erbe are also within 10 minutes. Verona ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,560 reviews)

"Great room, great view, great location, great staff. Couldn't have asked for more, breakfast was a reasonable price and was really nice. Location was perfect. Really enjoyed the stay and thank you to the staff."…"

Reviewed on 2020/2/21

Hotel Milano & Spa
Hotel Accademia
Hotel Accademia
4 out of 5
Via Scala 12, Verona, VR

Located in Verona City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Juliet's House and Piazza delle Erbe. Verona Arena and Piazza Bra are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,815 reviews)

"Absolutely fantastic position on Via Mazzini. Central position with numerous restaurants, trattoria, osteria in close proximity. Breakfast menu could be varied every couple of days. Same scrambled eggs for 5 days becomes monotonous. I did elect to have boiled eggs for a couple of days. Alternate ..."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/16

Hotel Accademia
Hotel Mastino
Hotel Mastino
3 out of 5
Corso Porta Nuova 16, Verona, VR
per night
Apr 28 - Apr 29

Located in Verona City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Verona City Hall, Verona Arena, and Piazza Bra. Juliet's House and Piazza delle Erbe ...

4/5Very Good! (734 reviews)
Great location, service and breakfast.

"Stayed in one of the apartments, there are great, service in hotel is good. Super recommended."…"

Reviewed on 2019/12/22

Hotel Mastino

Popular things to do in Verona

Verona Arena
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Verona Arena

4.5/5(249 reviews)

Watch operas, rock concerts or theater events in the same historic stadium where Roman gladiators once battled to the death.

Juliet's House
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Juliet's House

4/5(166 reviews)

Profess your love beneath Juliet’s balcony at this historic home, said to have once belonged to the star of Shakespeare’s classic love story.

Parco Natura Viva
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Parco Natura Viva

4.5/5(5 reviews)

Visit the native and exotic animals and see why Parco Natura Viva is a favorite in Bussolengo. Discover the area's renowned opera and spas.

Piazza delle Erbe
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Piazza delle Erbe

4.5/5(162 reviews)

Come to this lively city square to shop at the daily market or dine in some of the best restaurants in Verona.

Piazza Bra
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Piazza Bra

4.5/5(69 reviews)

Just within the city gates, find restaurants, bars and classic architecture in this sprawling square, which is one of the most visited sites in Verona.

Castelvecchio Museum
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Castelvecchio Museum

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Spend the day exploring this former castle, which has been home to one of Verona’s most extensive art collections. It also has displays of archeological finds and weapons.

Reviews of Verona


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5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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5/5 - Excellent


Feb 22, 2020

We went to Verona to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It was perfect for us. Romantic, lots of history, great food, the language barrier was almost non-existent, and the people were delightful.

5/5 - Excellent


Feb 20, 2020

Thank you!

5/5 - Excellent


Feb 20, 2020

Great hotel. I'll be back! Thank you!

4/5 - Good


Feb 15, 2020

Nice for a one day visit

5/5 - Excellent

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Feb 12, 2020

Loved Verona - a small walkable city with excellent restaurants and things to do.

5/5 - Excellent


Feb 9, 2020

It is a enchanting place that I feel is overlooked as there is so much history and culture in Verona. T is a magical place that I appreciate more with each visit

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