Hidden Italy: Verona

At Citalia we have over 90 years’ experience and over this time we have discovered a number of Italian hidden gems that are off the beaten track. We have travelled the country top to bottom, bottom to top, and everything in between to bring you our extensive knowledge and secret treasures.  
 
Without further ado, introducing the latest in our Hidden Italy series, Citalia’s Choice for January…VERONA!  
 
Set in the north of Italy, Verona is a city rich in culture. Thanks to its architecture and history, Verona has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status. Here are some of our favourite things about Verona for you to enjoy on your next Italian adventure.

Arena di Verona Opera Festival

A night at the opera is one of life’s greatest pleasures and even more so when it is in Verona. 2023 will see the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Arena di Verona Opera Festival, an event not to be missed! Taking place in the summer, the event is held at the prestigious Arena di Verona, a 1st century Roman amphitheatre bursting with history. Enjoy iconic performances like Verdi’s Aida or La Traviata. 
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Juliet’s House

Casa di Giulietta, Juliet’s House, is arguably one of the most famous spots in all of Verona. Inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet, the balcony is where Juliet called out to her lover. “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo”. The house once belonged to the Cappello family and dates back to the 13th century. The balcony overlooks a courtyard where a statue of Juliet stands tall. Visitors from all over the world gather here to write letters to Juliet to ask for guidance in love.  
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Climb Torre dei Lamberti

Torre dei Lamberti stands proud overlooking Piazza delle Erbe. Sporting incredible views across the city of Verona, a trip to the top is well worth it. Be amazed at how flat the city is as you look out at new heights. Head back down to Piazza delle Erbe and grab a bite to eat, this vibrant square is home to lots of restaurants and bars and even a small market on certain days. Soak up the atmosphere and watch the world go by in this bustling spot. 
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Veronetta District

Take a stroll along the banks of the River Adige and cross over into the quirky Veronetta District. This area has always been a little different from the rest of the city and the name translates as “Little Verona”. Today, Veronetta is one of the most vibrant and quirky areas in all of Verona. It’s home to hip bars and restaurants inspired by bohemian style as well as artisan studios and galleries. Take a wander through the streets and see what you can find.  
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Castel San Pietro and Giardino Giusti

If you want a more tranquil place to relax and enjoy nature after all the walking through the charming but packed streets of Verona, Giardino Giusti is a beautiful green oasis. Located in the east of Verona it is surrounded by a magnificent sixteenth century palazzo and is considered to be one of the finest examples of an authentic Italian garden. Just before sunset, head to Castel San Pietro to watch the sun go down as the sky changes between shades of orange, red and pink.  
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Where can I stay in Verona?

We have some excellent hotels available for your next adventure to Verona. 

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Giberti
  • Located 1km from the renowned Roman Arena
  • A short walk to the historic centre of Verona
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NH Collection Palazzo Verona
  • Historic and elegant hotel built around Roman ruins
  • Perfect location just 550 yards from Juliet's House in Verona
  • Spacious rooms decorated in an elegant and charming style
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Due Torri Hotel
  • Located in the centre of medieval Verona close to all the main sites
  • Panoramic terrace with amazing views of the city

Discover the real Italy with Citalia

Ready for vibrant Verona? Well, here is our commitment to you. With over 90 years’ experience we pride ourselves on ensuring you Travel with Confidence. Our Italy Experts are on hand to help you plan your next enchanting escape. Discover the real Italy with Citalia, your next adventure is just a call away…  

Enjoyed uncovering Verona? Discover more of the real Italy in our latest blog series. Every month we’re revealing a new off the beaten track destination, explore the regions our experts have already shared, with Hidden Italy: Piedmont and Hidden Italy: Turin.  

Call us today to speak to one of our Italy Experts for further travel advice, hotel recommendations or to begin planning your next Italian holiday.
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