Hotels in Verona are globally renowned for their excellent value and high standards. Visitors to this beautiful city will be spoiled for choice with the sheer volume of reasonably-priced 5-star hotels and great-value 4-star hotels. Many Verona hotels have cemented their reputation for superiority by consistently offering attractive deals all year round - so pack your bags and get going!
Veronese architecture lends itself beautifully to its historic luxury hotels, so it’s no wonder that this ancient city is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Seamlessly blending tourism and romance, this is the perfect place to sneak away for a romantic break, an anniversary surprise or simply some time away from the kids.
Unsurprisingly, given its charming beauty, the city of Verona is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you wander down cobbled streets, it’s easy to see why Shakespeare gave it a nod in three of his masterpieces. In fact, Romeo and Juliet are rumoured to have wed in the crypt of the city’s famous Basilica of San Zeno. Built in honour of Verona’s patron saint and housing a fine collection of Romanesque art, sculpture and frescos, this architecturally intricate Basilica is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
Shakespeare lovers and romantics are drawn to the 14th Century Casa di Giulietta, where a bronze statue of Juliet sits in a small courtyard. Tradition suggests that stroking her right breast will find true love. If this doesn’t work, you could always enjoy a candlelit dinner in one of Verona’s many quaint eateries before retiring to one of the nearby romantic hotels.
If it’s sightseeing you’re after, then pay a visit to Lake Garda, Italy’s biggest lake and a major tourist attraction. Formed by an ice-age glacier, Lake Garda sits serenely between a mountain range of stunning natural beauty. After drinking in the spectacular views, relax in one of the many spa hotels dotted along the shoreline.
Finally, if you only do one thing in Verona, make sure to visit the ancient Roman amphitheatre and open-air opera house, Arena di Verona. One of the finest surviving examples of Roman architecture, the Arena is home to the Arena di Verona Festival, Verona’s summer season of Opera. After sunset, the theatre is lit by candles distributed throughout the audience, forming a shadowy backdrop that compliments the on-stage performances. Whether you are a passionate opera lover or just a casual visitor, evening entertainment does not come better than this.