Holidays in Verona are full of hidden delights, with the famously romantic Italian city offering up historic sites and delectable delicacies to droves of holidaymakers each and every year. What could you discover on a trip to this iconic Italian destination? Book flights to Verona using the 'Book Now' tool on this page – and read on for a guide for everything you can see and do on a cultural break to this magical city.
One of the first things you'll be struck by upon entering this venerated city is its undeniable charm and laid back culture. Situated in the north of Italy, the city has become one of Europe's top tourist destinations thanks to its artistic significance, beautiful scenery and endless supply of entertainment. Cobbled streets lead you to landmarks like the Arena – a stunningly well-preserved testament to Roman architecture that still functions as an important centre for Verona entertainment. The 1st century structure is the third largest of its kind in the world and lucky opera goers can still view performances in the striking amphitheatre during the opera season.
Whilst on a Verona holiday you can't escape the city's ties to Shakespeare's infamous love story Romeo and Juliet – and why would you want to? Loved up couples will want to check out Juliet's House, an architectural homage to the 'star-cross'd lovers' from the British bard's romance tragedy. In actuality, the balcony was added in 1936 but the building continues to draw in romantic tourists from across the globe and has spawned a number of must-do traditions, including leaving love messages for Juliet and rubbing the statue of her in the courtyard for luck.
Holidays in Verona are not complete without a visit to the stunning landscapes of the Giardino Giusti. One of Italy's most important Renaissance gardens, its notoriously difficult to find entrance is located at 2 via Giusti and the garden encompasses an entire hillside with elaborate hedge designs and beautiful ponds.
As well as boasting of great views and varied culture, holidays in Verona are also perfect for shopaholics and bargain hunters. You can shop 'til you drop on the Via Mazzini – otherwise known as Verona's 'Golden Mile' – where you can find stores for the biggest high street names including Prada and Louis Vuitton. The street conveniently comes out onto the Piazza delle Erbe – the city's main square and the heart of Verona. The square contains a number of quaint market stalls selling a number of wares and is defined by the impressive Madonna Verona fountain, which dates back to 380 AD.
There are also plenty of al fresco dining options for lunch and a large number of establishments specifically cater for opera goers. The Osteria Ponte Pietra provides one of the most breath-taking dining experiences in the city. Located in the historic centre and just a short walk away from Verona Cathedral and the amphitheatre, the restaurant resides at the entrance to the bridge over the Adige, offering diners exquisite riverside views and a choice of 6 day menus to choose from. Whilst on holiday in Verona you'll also want to try Rossa di Verona – a beer unique to the city and exclusive to its restaurants with a refreshing unique taste. Mistake
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