So why do we call Verona the City of Romance? The answer is easy. It’s the setting of the famous love story of Shakespeare’s’ Romeo and Juliet.
If ever there was a romantic place to ask your loved one to marry you, it is Verona and in particularly, at Juliet’s balcony. (Ever seen the movie ‘Letters to Juliet’? I think you need to watch the movie: So romantic.)
Shakespeare never actually visited Verona and his characters in Romeo & Juliet never really existed. But Casa di Giulietta (Juliet’s House) is one of Verona’s main tourist attractions. The balcony overlooking the small courtyard is a famous Instagram spot and everyone in love, stops here.
During the week of Valentine’s Day, the Verona in Love festival is held in the heart of the historic center of the Scaligero capital. As they say “If you love him, bring him to Verona”.
So if you’re planning to propose, a visit to Verona might be an awesome idea. But if you’re planning a wedding, why not do it in Italy? I’m not going to say anything else. Just visit Sposami A Verona for everything you need to arrange the perfect wedding in Italy.
I think 2 to 3 days would be enough. However should you wish to explore further, book 4 days. This will allow you enough time to do things at a relaxed pace and not in a hurry. Also take the time to experience the local cuisine (and taste real Risotto) at the local restaurants. In my opinion attending an opera in Italy is a special must-do experience for all opera lovers.
You can book all these activities easily online in advance:
Book via Viator or Book via GetYourGuide
Sant’Anastasia is a very beautiful church of the Dominican Order, which opened it’s doors in 1290, and was built in Italian Gothic style. It is located near the Ponte Pietra. Walking inside is a real jaw-dropping moment.
Where: Piazza S.Anastasia, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
The Church of Saint Fermo – A monastic architecture: from the Benedictines to the Franciscans.
If you love shopping and exploring shops, you have to stroll down Via Giuseppe Mazzini, but beware it is a very busy street at times. However it has some beautiful architecture, so take the time to stop and look up at the buildings just above the shop windows.
The streets of Verona gets busy around here, but it is worth strolling through the markets and just exploring all the places.
Piazza delle Erbe is another place worth visiting with its outdoor market and restaurants.
Our Travel Tip would be to STOP. Stop every now and then and just have a gelato or some fresh summer fruit in the heat of the summertime. Stop to take in the surroundings. Stop to rest your feet and enjoy the day. Don’t rush everything and don’t expect to see everything in one day.
Apart from the connection to Romeo and Juliet’s story, the roman architecture and the beauty of the city, it is also close to Lake Garda. Lago di Garda (Lake Garda) is only 35 km from Verona and it is stunningly beautiful.
This is also the reason why we recommend hiring a car while you’re there. You need to explore the surrounding areas and places like Lake Garda. (If you’re depending on public transport and transfers, the travel to only one destination from Verona can take up to 3 hours. Depending on where you are going. But by car it is just so much faster and easier.)
SELF CATERING OPTION
Dimore Verona offers self-catering apartments in different parts of the city Verona, which can be a more affordable option and is ideal for couples or small families.
Each apartment is equipped with a flat-screen TV and washing machine, plus free Wi-Fi and a bathroom including a shower, bidet and hairdryer. Some apartments are air conditioned.
However if you want to compare price first , here are a few of the popular booking options: