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Verona in Italy - The city of romance

Discover Romantic Verona in Italy things to do where to stay accommodation options must see places and activities

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.)

OK so while we are on the subject of romance in Verona, let’s have a closer look.

The Romantic Side of Verona

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.

Things you must know before you go

How much time do you need

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.

Verona Arena guided Tour with Fast Track entrance

Skip-the-line entrance, and explore inside the ancient wonder. Arena di Verona – This Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra is internationally famous for the large-scale opera and philharmonic performances given there.

Lake Garda: 2-Hour Guided Trike Tour

'The three-wheeled motorcycle is guaranteed to turn heads as you travel into the hillside villages, away from the tourist crowds. Following a guide, you’ll stop at little-known vantage points where vistas of the lake await and have chance to take photos that will wow friends back home.' - Viator

Verona Segway Tour

Explore Verona in a fun way. Book your Segway tour with Viator and see the city with the guidance of someone who knows all the 'secrets'.
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Things to do and see in Verona

  • Piazza delle Erbe – Is a beautiful town square where you can enjoy your cappuccino
  • Piazza Brà – a place to have lunch at one of the numerous restaurants or deli and enjoy the views
Verona Castelvecchio
  • The Castel Vecchio Bridge or Scaliger Bridge over the Adige River – the perfect romantic sunset venue.  Your visit can include the Castelvecchio Museum.
Piazza Verona
  • Casa di Giulietta (Juliet’s House) – Romeo and Juliet’s balcony and the courtyard for your Instagram photo
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  • Piazzale Castel San Pietro
  • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
  • Sant’Anastasia church (Gothic style), located near the Ponte Pietra
  • Wine tour and tasting (The Villa Mosconi Bertani – Wine Estate – is beautiful)
  • Attend a traditional Verona Cooking Class
  • Learn to make Risotto & Gelato
  • Go on a Vintage Vespa Tour
  • Do a Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
  • Do an olive oil tasting tour
  • Explore the beautiful Lake Garda with an afternoon guided tour
  • Discover Valpolicella  and do a wine tour and tasting
  • Book a romantic Verona Moonlight Walking Tour

You can book all these activities easily online in advance:

 Book via Viator or  Book via GetYourGuide

Valpolicella

Why visit Verona

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 GardaLago 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.)   

Where to stay in Verona

While you’re in the area, also visit Desenzano del Garda and Sirmione.