Famous for its artistic heritage and immortalised in classic literature, this iconic Italian destination has become synonymous with passion and romance. Experience all that this beautiful city has to offer, book your cheap flight to Verona today and start planning your Italian getaway!
Overview of Verona
Overview of Verona
Famous for its artistic heritage and immortalised in classic literature, this iconic Italian destination has become synonymous with passion and romance. The setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, northern Italy's Verona is a city crafted for entwined, star-crossed lovers, where art and scenery melt into one.
Enclosing the Adige River, the city of Verona combines peaceful, rustic beauty with all the vigour and vitality of the river that runs through its centre. A glorious reminder of an age gone by, Verona's traditional appearance is one of its greatest charms, rich in archaeology and winding streets, its existence steeped in history. Understandably a city popular amongst young romantics, there is plenty to do for travellers of all ages, from solo explorers wanting a unique city experience, to families looking for a true taste of Italy.
A designated UNESCO World heritage site, Verona has echoes of the past throughout the city and despite being bombed during World War II, its character thankfully remains intact. Armed with a map and compass, Verona is a wonderful maze to get lost in, with stunning architecture, museums and churches, seemingly around every corner.
If you time is short in the city, there are 3 attractions not to be missed; The Roman amphitheatre, which is still in regular use today as an open-air opera house is a must. Next make your way to Juliet’s house, Casa di Giulietta, on Via Capello, with its famous balcony and bronze statue. From the Piazza delle Erbe, head for the Torre dei Lamberti. This 84m watch-tower took over 300 years to build and was finally finished in 1463. From the top you’ll enjoy amazing views of Verona and the nearby mountains.
There's plenty to see in this beautiful north-east region of Italy but for those wishing to explore beyond the city, then Verona is perfectly placed for exploring two of Italy's other premier destinations: Visit the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, for a half day or full day trip from Verona. Boat trips from the picturesque village of Sirmone offer breaktaking panoramic views of the lake and make for the perfect photo opportunity. Before heading back make time to visit the fortified village of Peschiera on the south east side of the Lake.
An hour's train ride to the east of Verona is the spectacular floating city of Venice with its breathtaking architecture, enhanced by the ancient canals that surround it.
Shopping in Verona
Shopping in Verona
The shopping in Verona ticks all the boxes, from traditional antiques to premium fashion stores. Via Mazzini, close to Piazza BrÃ, is the place to find the cream of Italy's fashion stores, including Gucci and Louis Vuitton. For a more rustic experience, Piazza Erbe has a market selling clothes and food and is a wonderful way to pass the time whilst finding some authentic Veronese souvenirs. Piazza San Zeno has an antique market, with goods on offer ranging from trinkets to furniture and even motor vehicles. Anyone wanting to bring back a bottle of something Veronese should seek out one of the city's many wine stockists, where friendly and enthusiastic proprietors will gladly recommend a bottle so you can take a taste of Verona home with you. Bear in mind that many of Verona's shops are closed on Sundays, so save that day for other attractions.