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.
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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.
8 day suggested trip
9 day suggested trip
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.
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.
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