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Verona 1 The nearly 2,000 year old Ponte Pietra, or stone bridge, crossing the River Adige in Verona
verona 2 Stalls at the Verona in Love festival in February
verona 4 A performance of Aida at the Verona Arena
verona 5 A performance of Il Trovatore at the magical Arena di Verona

Verona

Famed as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is often called ‘the pink city’ because of the abundant use of the local pink marble. The historic centre is distinctly medieval, whilst also preserving much from Roman times such as the incredible Arena amphitheatre, still used today for the opera performances that take place throughout the summer. The elegant streets offer a plentiful choice of fine shops, cafés and restaurants for you to enjoy.

Let us pre-book your tickets for Verona Opera performances to avoid disappointment. The details and tickets are now on sale for the performances in 2017.

 

Stay in Verona on either a ‘stand-alone’ short break with flights, transfers and accommodation, or you can add Verona to another city stay or to a hotel in the Lake Garda area.

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Places To See In Verona

Verona

A Walking Tour of Verona

Join our informative guide for an introduction to this beautiful and fascinating city.

Private Guided Tours

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If it's your first time to Verona then why not join our knowledgeable guides for a 2 hour walking tour of the beautiful historic centre to visit the Roman Arena, where the operas are held, and all the Shakespearean sites.

Wine Tour of Verona

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Take a stroll in this lovely city and learn about the local wines at the same time; white Soave, red Valpolicella and renowned Amarone. Moreover, this tour is about the osterie, or wine taverns and on this tour you visit them to taste the wine and meet the locals.

The City of Romeo & Juliet

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Verona is renowned as the City of Romeo & Juliet but visitors always ask how much truth there is in the story. This tour makes its way through myth and history. Visit Juliet's house and Juliet's tomb where the deaths of the lovers allegedly took place.

Food & Drink

Verona

Verona has a rich culinary tradition born of the fact that the wealthy lords of the city would prepare exquisite banquets for their guests. But all Veronese, rich and poor alike have a passion for their food and have learnt the art of creating tasty dishes from simple ingredients.

There are many robust dishes such as pasta e fasoi, a thick bowl of pasta and beans, o risi e bisi, boiled rice and peas. Not far from Verona is the village of Valeggio where they traditionally make tortellini, little parcels of fine pasta usually filled with meat.

The most famous dessert of the area is pandoro which is considered to be the traditional Italian Christmas cake, but there are many other delicious sweets too.

The wines of this area hardly need an introduction and you'll find many places in Verona where you can taste famous names such as Valpolicella, Soave and Bardolino.

Festivals & Events

Verona

Apart from the famous opera season that draws music lovers from all over the world, there are other festivals in Verona such as Verona in Love, staged every year to celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate and wine tastings and participating restaurants creating special menus to showcase local cuisine.

In September they hold the International Festival of Street Games, called Tocatì (meaning ‘your turn’ in the local dialect), when the pedestrianised historic centre of Verona is turned over to the enjoyment of traditional games such as chess, spinning tops, table football and slingshot. Just follow the signs to find the games and join in!

Where to stay

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Hotel Due Torri

This luxurious hotel, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World group, is located in a beau Find out more...

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£ 603 Per person
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Hotel Italia

The Hotel Italia is a pleasant 15 minute walk across the river from Piazza delle Erbe, and the Arena lies a li Find out more...

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£ 408 Per person
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Hotel Firenze

The stylish Hotel Firenze is situated on fashionable Corso Porta Nuova, just 500m from the historic ce Find out more...

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£ 455 Per person
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Hotel Giulietta & Romeo

This hotel, dedicated to Shakespeare’s lovers, enjoys a strategic position just steps away from Piazza Find out more...

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£ 493 Per person
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Hotel Milano

This recently refurbished, classic city hotel is in a perfect location for those wishing to t Find out more...

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£ 410 Per person
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Relais Frà Lorenzo

This charming hotel is within walking distance of the centre of Verona, yet peacefully surrounded by an ancien Find out more...

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£ 597 Per person
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Hotel Accademia

The Accademia, a well-preserved 17th century building, is perfectly placed in the heart of Verona and very clo Find out more...

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£ 508 Per person

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