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Verona Holidays

Holidays in Verona take you to a city steeped in culture. Galleries, opera and Romanesque and Gothic architecture make this the perfect destination for art and history buffs. Situated between Milan and Venice, the city has UNESCO World Heritage status thanks to its architecture and history as a military stronghold.

Verona was a centre for artists in the Renaissance era, and you can see a collection of paintings and sculptures in the Museo di Castelvecchio. The city is renowned for its Romanesque 11th and 12th Century churches, and their displays of valuable artworks. There are also landmarks dating back to Verona's days as a Roman colony, including the amphitheatre, which was built in the 1st Century. Romantics will delight in visiting the city of love, the setting for Romeo and Juliet. You can visit Casa di Giulietta, (Juliet’s house), and have your photo taken on the famous balcony.

Verona is also an excellent destination for an active holiday. Lake Garda is a stone's throw away, and there are plenty of walking opportunities, both around the lake and Il Vittoriale botanical gardens. Or, join a bike sharing service and explore the city's sights and the paths along the river Adige.

Explore Verona like no other

As the leading Italian holiday specialist for the past 90 years, Citalia is dedicated to making sure you have an immersive Italian experience during your visit to Verona.

Start your sightseeing in Verona at Piazza Bra, the city's main square, which sits in the shadow of the Arena di Verona, the Roman amphitheatre, and the neoclassical Palazzo Municipale (town hall). Cafés and restaurants line a broad walkway, so stop for a glass of Amarone, which is said to be one of the region's greatest red wines.

Once you’ve replenished your energy levels, head over to Castelvecchio, a former palace and fortress built in the 14th Century. This medieval complex houses a museum where you can see a combination of art and historic relics including armour, weapons and coins.

If you want a break from sightseeing, wander over to Via Mazzini, at the north end of Piazza Bra. Here, you'll find an array of designer shops, independent boutiques and exclusive shoe shops selling locally made leather shoes. Foodies will love the selection of specialist delis, where you can pick up tasty oils, cooked meats and local cheese and wines.

Verona Multi Centre Holidays

Take a look at our suggested itineraries for inspiration, or call our Trusted Advisers on 01293 762400* for a bespoke multi-centre

Verona and Lake Garda

8 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Spend two nights in the birthplace of Shakesphere’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona
  • Relax on the shores of Italy’s largest lake
  • Day trips to Sirmione and Malcesine
From £1049 per person
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Venice, Verona and Lake Garda

9 day suggested trip


At a glance
  • Enjoy live classical music whilst sipping on a coffee in St. Mark’s Square
  • Dine on traditional Italian cuisine against a breathtaking backdrop
  • Visit Scaligeri Castle, one of four castles built by the Lords of Verona
From £1199 per person
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Handpicked Hotels in Verona
Discover the real Verona while staying in one of our carefully selected hotels

Things to do in Verona

If you're in Verona over the summer, don't miss the opera festival, which runs from mid-June to the end of August. Opera originated in Italy, and this world famous festival does the country proud, with around 50 performances watched by thousands of people. You can see all the crowd-pleasers, from Aida to Tosca, so book your ticket for your favourite and enjoy an amazing musical experience.

The Basilica of San Zeno is considered one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildings in northern Italy, with exquisite frescos and intriguing marble statues looking down on you from balconies above. The Duomo of Verona (cathedral), is a complex that incorporates the cathedral, a Baptistry, church, Canon's Cloister and the remains of a 4th Century basilica.

If you want to add something special to your holiday, take the train to nearby Venice. In just over an hour you could be taking a gondola ride down the Grand Canal or visiting the Doge’s Palace and its unparalleled collection of fine art, in St Mark’s square.
Flight Information

Direct flights to Verona airport (VRN) are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton and take approximately 2 hours. Transfers to the city centre take approximately 20 minutes.

When 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.

 

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.

Tipping

You don’t have to leave a tip in Italy – most Italians don’t tip for restaurant meals, bar drinks, taxi rides or hair and beauty treatments. However if you do leave a tip, you might receive quicker service.

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