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10 things to see and do in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet.

If you are lucky enough to be in Venice “the city of canals” For some time now, it is a must for those who want to know a little more about beautiful Italy. We are talking about Verona, a city that took on great importance from the moment Shakespeare immortalized it forever with his great work Romeo and Juliet.

The distance between Verona and Venice it is only a hundred and fifteen kilometers. And the best part is that you can get there very easily even if you don’t have a vehicle. So, let’s set aside a day for this literary excursion and let ourselves be carried away by the romantic spirit that we all carry within us.

The Adige river - Verona tourism

The Adige river flowing through Verona

How to get to Verona

The best option to get to Verona from Venice is undoubtedly by train. Thus, the starting point will be the Santa Lucía station. Regarding the price of the ticket from this point we have several options, but they generally revolve around twenty euros; This price will depend on the type of train you decide to travel in, as there are regional trains and fast trains.

These are the most recommended because allow the traveler to arrive in just seventy minutes while the previous ones can take about two hours. And if you don’t want to waste a second in transport, fast trains are the best option. There’s no time to lose!

Excursions and guided tours in Verona

What to see and do in Verona

This literary city offers many points of tourist interest Among which we can count squares, museums, churches, palaces, gardens, etc. With so much to see, it will take a very careful selection of the most relevant places to get a full view of the city in one day.

Verona Arena

In the first place, the Verona amphitheater that will be one of the priorities. This construction will inevitably send us back to the Roman Colosseum and depending on when we visit it we may be able to witness an original spectacle. Operas and plays can conquer us forever.

Roman amphitheater also called Arena di Verona

Piazza delle Erbe

Inside the famous Piazza delle Erbe is the Lamberti Tower. This tower was dated to the 15th century and guarantees to those who access it the best panoramic views in town. In addition, in this square, every morning, a colorful and bustling market is concentrated and houses some remarkable buildings that are worth seeing.

The Lamperti tower in Piazza delle Erbe

The Lamperti tower in Piazza delle Erbe

Giulietta’s house

Corn, Who does not remember the love Giulietta? To commemorate it, on Via Capello you will find Juliet’s House, where the legend of padlocks endures more than ever and it will be the visitor’s duty to leave his own. As I remember a photo on the famous balcony witnesses of these illicit loves will seal this symbolic visit.

The literary balcony of Romeo and Juliet

The literary balcony of Romeo and Juliet

Stroll the secluded streets full of medieval charm of verona it will be a real pleasure. And of its squares, you will particularly like the Piazza Bra and Piazza dei Signori.

Other places to visit are the Ponte Pietra and the Ponte Scaligero. The waters at their feet seem magical and the image they convey of the city itself is idyllic.

Finally, of its important buildings, it is better not to go through the church of Sant’Anastasia y la de San Zeno Maggiore, two authentic jewels not to be missed. And of its museums, we have the Castelvecchio Museum.

Where to eat in Verona?

In good Italian city, Verona offers its visitors excellent dishes full of flavor. The options are numerous, but among all those possible, it is especially recommended to eat the Antico Cafe Dante, located in Piazza Dei Signori. Famous for offering attentive and friendly service, a calm and peaceful atmosphere and a very varied menu in which its risottos stand out, this is one of the best places to enjoy good food. And all this framed by the beautiful photo of the happy square in which it is located.

Piazza Bra, what to see in Verona

Lively Piazza Bra, a great place to eat in Verona

To end the excursion of In the most romantic way possible, we can dine at La Cantina del 15; It is an Italian restaurant with all caps that honors the city in which it is located. Located on Corso Castelvecchio, it offers dishes as irresistible as the stew with formaggio sauce. A place to take it slow and let time flow slowly between bites.

And finally, moving away from Corso Castelvecchio, what better way to say goodbye to the city when arriving at the station than by tasting a wonderful homemade ice cream? In the Libero Vinco Square, a surprise for gourmets eagerly awaiting: the Gelateria Verona, where only the most natural and selected raw material allows to obtain the authentic taste of Italian ice cream …

And so, in love leaving this city full of wonders, we leave with the certainty that we will never turn the pages of Shakespeare’s famous work in the same way again …

Verona Map

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