Top attractions in Verona
7 things to do in Verona
Whether you fancy yourself a Romeo or a Juliet, Verona is a beautiful city with plenty of historic spots to rejuvenate your romantic side. Shakespeare didn’t set three of his plays in this city for nothing. Tour of our list of the top attractions of Verona.
1. Piazza delle Erbe
Feast on vibrant fruits and vegetables, then stop to appreciate medieval architecture in Verona's ancient square, where the fountain of Madonna Verona has stood since 1386.
2. Basilica of San Zeno
The Basilica of San Zeno is not just for lovers, but it may inspire you to visit the crypt and behold the setting of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage with your own eyes.
3. Arena di Verona
The magic of the performing arts imbued in the bricks and red marble of the Verona Arena is apparent in every whisper from the stage, no matter which concentric tier you choose.
4. Castelvecchio Bridge
Also known as Ponte di Castel Vecchio or Scaliger Bridge, the Castelvecchio Bridge boasted the world’s largest span at the time of its construction in the 14th century
5. Torre dei Lamberti
At 84 meters, the Torre dei Lamberti is the largest medieval tower in the city and it takes nearly 400 steps to get to the viewing platform. Luckily there is also an elevator!
6. Scaliger Tombs
Don't forget to tour the Scaliger tombs. Art historians will recognize the Gothic style of the architecture in both the tomb and the chapel of Santa Maria Antica.
Enjoy the medieval castle in its present restored state and take a stroll through the eponymous museum to get a closer look at a collection of Veronian artifacts.
Planning Your Visit
How to Get Around?
Verona is a city meant for lovers on foot. Feel free to ditch the car and bid farewell to the confines of public transport, the city of Verona is small enough to traverse without mechanical aid. Of course, should you decide to visit Lake Garda, there are both ferries and buses to aid you on your journey.
Where to Eat Well in Verona?
For even less than twenty euros, it's possible to eat like a royal in Verona. Take a backstreet or two, and find your choice of Trattoria, Caffè, or Osteria. Don’t be shocked to eat communally with strangers; Verona favors many modes of degustation.
Where to Stay?
There are a myriad of winding streets to meander through, and when it comes to home comforts, Verona is not lacking. Piazza delle Erbe is the beating lover’s heart in this Italian city, and staying nearby puts you right in the center of town.
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- Best time to visit
- It's best to visit in the spring and early autumn, when the temperatures are mild and there are fewer tourists.
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What people are saying about Verona
I was lucky taking gelato making class, my husband joined too. It was memorable experiences, full of fun and ice-cream. I truly enjoyed it and I'm looking forward taking another classes in the future. Chef Christina was an amazing, she shared her knowledge and answered all questions I had, I can't thank you her enough. My next plant will be online classes with chef Christina : ) Best, Fatimah & Michael
It was a birthday present for my dad during our 4-day stay at Sirmione and it was an amazing feat, thanks to our guide/boat captain Alex. We saw the eastern shore of the Garda Lake with its towns and castles, tasted some wine of Veneto, swam in the pristine waters of the lake and enjoyed the speedy ride. The day went perfect!
Our guide Isabelle was great and gave us a lot of interesting details about the city! Also the three osterias we visited all offered us delicious snacks and wine. The bikes were comfortable and the length of the activity is just right! Thank you very much for showing us around! We definitely recommend the bike tour.
We were the only two on the tour so actually had a private tour and we got two guides! The food is not included but they informed us before. It is a mistake on GetYourGuide. Verona is beautiful and by bike it is super easy and a perfect way to get around. The three Osterias were great!
Fantastic Tour! Well worth the price. Perfect way to spend a summer afternoon in Sirmione..... Beautiful views, Delicious snacks paired perfectly with 3 different wines, and a stop for a sunset swim. It was absolutely the best!