There are many different reasons to travel to Verona. The city boasts fantastic architecture and has been awarded world heritage status. There are some inspiring museums and galleries, great shopping facilities, traditional Italian restaurants and vibrant bars too.
Verona is a stunning city and holidays in Verona are ideal for those seeking a romantic break or a trip steeped in Italian culture and history.
Verona has a number of Roman buildings and no city break in Verona would be complete without a trip to the renowned amphitheatre, the Verona Arena. The original structure was partially destroyed by an earthquake in 1117. It has since been restored and is now used for many events, including classical and contemporary music concerts. The Verona Arena also holds an annual summer festival of opera and classical music. Many choose to travel to Verona to enjoy the Arena di Verona Festival.
There are plenty of other Roman buildings to check out during your holiday in Verona, including the Porta Borsari archway and the Coliseum. The medieval Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, which is mentioned in Dante's 'Divine Comedy', and Juliet's House (Casa di Giulietta), with its famous balcony, are other notable sights in the city.
There are also a number of museums and galleries on offer and if you're looking for a cultural holiday in Verona you will not be disappointed.
Like all Italian cities, Verona boasts a diverse and exciting nightlife. There are plenty of places to drink in the city from quiet, relaxed establishments to livelier, trendier cocktail bars. Verona also has a number of great nightclubs that are popular with tourists and locals alike. Verona is in the Veneto region of Italy and so the traditional cuisine is heavily influenced by seafood. There are plenty of dishes to try and many great restaurants to choose from when you visit Verona.
The city has a fine musical tradition and you may wish to visit the opera while you holiday in Verona. There are a number of live music venues catering for all tastes here so you're sure to find something which will amuse in this intriguing Italian city.