Verona Hotels & City Breaks
As one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, Verona provides the...
As one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, Verona provides the setting for an unforgettable city break or multi centre holiday. There is a reason Shakespeare placed star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet in Verona - it's the city of love. Verona was the real life film set of one of the most romantic love stories of all time and some of the highlights of this charming city include perhaps Italy's most famous balcony, Casa di Guiletta (Juliet's balcony), Juliet's tomb and the town to which Romeo was banished, Mantua.
Exploring the City
Verona is a great city for wandering the cobbled streets, admiring the designer shops and stopping...
Verona is a great city for wandering the cobbled streets, admiring the designer shops and stopping off in one of the various piazzas and watching the world go by.
In Piazza delle Erbe, you can explore the colourful market or sample some of the region's food. For art lovers, Verona's City Art Museum, housed in the 14-thcentury Castel vecchio, offers a great collection of medieval sculptures and Renaissance paintings. No city break in Verona would be complete without climbing the 238 steps to the top of the Lamberti tower, rewarded by a breathtaking view over the rooftops.
Verona is home to one of the most important open-air theatres in the world, Arena di Verona. If you are travelling over the opera season, you would be crazy not to enjoy one of the performances.
Food and Wine
Verona is much more than just pasta. Dishes from Northern Italy are based a lot around...
Verona is much more than just pasta. Dishes from Northern Italy are based a lot around rice, in particular Vialone Nano. There won't be a menu in Verona that doesn't contain risotto. It also won't be uncommon to watch the locals tucking into a Polenta, a thick cream made with corn flour, enjoyed hot and served with cured meats and cheese.
A traditional Veronese restaurant is called an osteria. Originally serving wine, the emphasis is a lot more around the food these days. Verona's medieval town centre, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Bra have an endless choice of Osterie, and trattorie and pizzeria.
Verona has its fair share of medieval and Renaissance art and culture, as well claiming to...
Verona has its fair share of medieval and Renaissance art and culture, as well claiming to have more Roman ruins than any Italian city. Verona was a key Roman settlement due to its location on both the east-west and north-south trade routes - visible still with the city's ancient gates and imposing amphitheatre. The renowned amphitheatre, familiar from countless images, was built in AD30 and much of the original arena is still preserved. Since Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C., a remarkable number of monuments are still intact, landing it on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2000.
Arena di Verona
For a truly unforgettable experience, spend an evening at the finest outdoor theatre in Italy. Verona's...
For a truly unforgettable experience, spend an evening at the finest outdoor theatre in Italy. Verona's renowned 1st century Roman arena is the venue for a breathtaking season of opera, which runs each year from the end of June to early September. Performances commence at 9pm in June and July, and at 8.45pm in August and September.
Opera Festival Dates 2015
Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi: 19 & 25 June; 03, 09, 15, 18 & 23 July; 13, 18, 22, 26 & 29 August; 01 & 05 September.
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi: 20 & 27 June; 05, 07, 12, 14, 19, 25 & 31 July; 09, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27 & 30 August; 02 & 06 September.
Tosca by Giacomo Puccini: 26 June; 08, 11 & 16 July; 06 & 14 August.
Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 04, 10, 17 & 30 July; 12 August.
Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini: 01, 07, 20, 25 & 28 August; 04 September.
Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod in French: 08 & 21 August; 03 September.
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- Visit the Natural History Museum
- Stand beneath Juliet's Balcony
- Vist the Gallery of Modern Art
- Archaeological Museum
- Visit the statue of Dante in Piazza dei Signori
Best Time To Go
It is possible to visit Verona throughout the year. The summer months are the busiest due to the ever popular opera season, this is also when you will find the hotel prices at their highest. To avoid large crowds, visit during the spring and autumn when the weather is also a little cooler.
Average monthly temperature and rainfall for Verona.
Direct flights to Verona airport (VRN) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton and take approximately 2 hours. Transfers to the city centre take approximately 20 minutes.
From Our Experts
For fabulous views over the city, visit the Torre dei Lamberti. Be careful, though - the bells toll...
For fabulous views over the city, visit the Torre dei Lamberti. Be careful, though - the bells toll loudly every half-hour. Alternatively, treat yourself to lunch, dinner or an aperitif on the roof terrace of the Hotel Due Torri.
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Situated in the centre of Verona, the Hotel Accademia is located just off the shopping street of...
Located right in the heart of Medieval Verona, the extensively renovated and sumptuously furnished...
Benefiting from a prime location on a quiet street just 50m from Verona's beautifully preserved...
The Grand Hotel is an elegant four star property and only a five-minute walk from the café filled...
Situated only a few steps from the historical centre of Verona, close to the Arena, the Hotel...
Multi Centre Holidays
Verona & any destination of your choice
Combining two or more destinations on your holiday is the perfect way to see and experience more of Italy. See some of our popular multi centre itineraries below or phone our expert Travel Advisors who will be happy to tailor make your perfect holiday.
With Lake Garda
With Lake Garda reachable in as little as 45 minutes, it's easy to see why this multi centre itinerary is a popular choice. Explore the historic streets of Verona before spending a few nights soaking up the sun on the shores of Lake Garda.
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Venice is just an hour away from Verona by train and combining these two iconic cities is ideal for a romantic break. Explore the city that was the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet before spending a few nights in one of the most romantic places in the world.
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For a truly luxurious and indulgent escape, travelling to Verona on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express is hard to beat. Travel in style on this iconic train through beautiful scenery whilst enjoying gourmet cuisine and world-class service.
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