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See a performance in a huge amphitheatre, sample incredible local cuisine and learn exactly why Shakespeare set his famous love story in this beautiful medieval city.

Verona is an iconic city with a rich culture, beautiful architecture and a fine local cuisine. It was in Verona that Shakespeare set his classic love story, Romeo and Juliet. All you have to do is walk through the city’s cobblestone streets and you’ll quickly get a sense of the romance that inspired this story.

Start your visit to the city at the Piazza Bra, the largest piazza in the city and maybe even the country. The square is located just behind the gates of Verona, and is lined by restaurants, bars and major attractions. The monumental Arena di Verona, one of the largest amphitheatres in Italy, dominates the eastern side of the square. The ancient Roman amphitheatre is still a working venue today and plays host to plenty of international artists every year, including Muse and Pearl Jam. Why not coincide your visit with a show by your favourite performer?

Verona's cobbled streets are beautiful to explore on foot. The city is flat, unlike many other ancient cities in Italy, making it much easier to explore. On top of the major sites like the amphitheatre, there are a number of other interesting attractions, such as the Museo di Castel Vecchio, an art collection in a historic castle. Admire the architecture of the Duomo di Verona and attend a morning service by the bishop of Verona. Then of course there’s Juliet’s house, complete with balcony.

Experience the lively atmosphere of the Piazza delle Erbe, a central square with a daily market. Buy some local vegetables from the stalls or dine at one of the restaurants along the square. Verona is renowned for its northern Italian cuisine, often based on rice. Order a hearty risotto with local mushrooms and truffles.

Where to stay in Verona

Verona City Centre, Verona, Veneto, Italy

Verona City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

Historical sites, cafes and museums highlight some of the noteworthy features of Verona City Centre. Make a stop by Verona Arena or Juliet's House while you're exploring the neighbourhood.

Verona City Centre
Citta Antica, Verona, Veneto, Italy

Citta Antica

5/5Exceptional!(285 area reviews)

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

Citta Antica
Cittadella, Verona, Veneto, Italy

Cittadella

4.5/5Wonderful!(100 area reviews)

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

Cittadella
Borgo Roma, Verona, Veneto, Italy

Borgo Roma

3.5/5Good!(4 area reviews)

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

Borgo Roma
Borgo Trento, Verona, Veneto, Italy

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
San Michele, Verona, Veneto, Italy

San Michele

San Michele is well liked for its bars and shopping. If you're hoping to see more of the larger area, Juliet's House and Verona Arena are some interesting sights nearby to check out.

San Michele

Top hotels in Verona

Hotel Milano & Spa
Hotel Milano & Spa
3.5 out of 5
Vicolo Tre Marchetti, 11, Verona, VR
The price is £74 per night from 3 Nov to 4 Nov

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

4.4/5Wonderful! (939 reviews)

"Nice boutique hotel, amazing location, very friendly staff, lovely breakfast area and tasty various breakfast choice. Would recommend and would love to come back. The only little down side was that our room was at the 4th floor and we could here steps from the rooftop bar but it closed at 12."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Hotel Milano & Spa
Montemezzi hotel
Montemezzi hotel
4 out of 5
Via Verona 92, Vigasio, VR
The price is £39 per night from 28 Oct to 29 Oct

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Centro Commerciale Adigeo, Verona Arena and Juliet's House. Veronafiere and Porta Nuova are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (822 reviews)

"We liked: the modern room, fridge, safe kettle, bikes for hire, very good breakfast, free parking and pizzeria restaurant across the road. We did not like: the very poor hairdryer and unhelpful arrangements for eating the fixed menu in the restaurant."…"

Reviewed on 29 Oct 2019

Montemezzi hotel
Hotel Indigo Verona - Grand Hotel Des Arts
Hotel Indigo Verona - Grand Hotel Des Arts
4 out of 5
Corso Porta Nuova 105, Verona, VR
The price is £83 per night from 9 Nov to 10 Nov

This family-friendly Verona hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Porta Nuova, Verona Arena and Piazza Bra. Juliet's House and Piazza ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (693 reviews)

"The doors close quietly. Lovely big shower . Lovely staff. Clever sockets - no need for conveter UK/Europe"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Hotel Indigo Verona - Grand Hotel Des Arts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Verona

Truly Verona
Truly Verona
Via Ponte Rofiolo 2/A, Verona, VR
The price is £58 per night from 8 Nov to 9 Nov

Located in Verona City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Adige River, Verona Arena and Juliet's House. Piazza Bra and Piazza delle ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (279 reviews)

"Check in et check out tres rapide. L’appartement est impeccable avec un livret d’accueil complet. Idealement situe pour visiter Verone avec un parking pres de la location. Les petites bouteilles d’eau minerales au frais ont ete appreciees. Tres bonne location geree par des professionnels. Je recommande ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2020

Truly Verona
Ponte Postumio
Ponte Postumio
via Sottoriva 48, Verona
The price is £68 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Verona City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Piazza delle Erbe, Juliet's House and Biblioteca Capitolare. Verona Arena ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (56 reviews)

"Very well positioned The host was very nice and availble. The property is nice and big."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020

Ponte Postumio
Ai Ponti Verona
Ai Ponti Verona
Lungadige Matteotti, 15, Verona
The price is £67 per night from 27 Oct to 28 Oct

Located in Verona City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Adige River, Verona Arena and Juliet's House. Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (143 reviews)
Perfect!

"Amazing apartment, clean, well equipped and perfect location for exploring Verona and beyond. Communications were excellent to sort checkin and checkout... Looking forward to a return visit...."…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Ai Ponti Verona
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Verona

Verona Arena
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Verona Arena

4.5/5(291 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

3.5/5(222 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.

Piazza delle Erbe
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Piazza delle Erbe

4.5/5(206 reviews)

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

Parco Natura Viva
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Parco Natura Viva

4/5(14 reviews)

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

Piazza Bra
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Piazza Bra

4.5/5(116 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(15 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.

Top things to do in Verona

Verona full-day guided tour from Lake Garda
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Verona full-day guided tour from Lake Garda

£38
Per adult
Verona Highlights Walking tour
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Verona Highlights Walking tour

£32
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Verona & Lake Garda Tour
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Verona & Lake Garda Tour

£90
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Amarone Wine-tasting tour from Verona
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Amarone Wine-tasting tour from Verona

£81
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Discover Valpolicella-Amarone winetasting with the winemaker
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Discover Valpolicella-Amarone winetasting with the winemaker

£41
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Museo Nicolis Verona
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Museo Nicolis Verona

£11
Per adult

Reviews of Verona

4.8

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

One of, if not my favourite city on the world. Very special place for me, will not stop coming back

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Feb 2020

I loved Verona, I'd love to go back soon, it is the perfect small city.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Dec 2019

In love with the city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

16 Dec 2019

A very nice place to stay with a lovely historic city and very assessable to all the places to visit 10 out of 10

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

25 Nov 2019

Bus from airport to train station - buy a ticket in advance of getting onto the bus (from machine just inside the airport). Our bus driver was grumpy and didn't want to accept cash from us and pointed to the ticket machine. He took cash off locals!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Nov 2019

Good to explore on foot

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Photo by Chris Morley

Bussolengo

Negrar

Negrar

Cavaion Veronese showing tranquil scenes and a small town or village

Cavaion Veronese

Photo "San Pietro in Cariano" by Adert (CC BY-SA) / Cropped from original

San Pietro in Cariano