Welcome to Verona
Welcome to Verona the city of Music, Art and Love
Verona is the city of love and William Shakespeare is the author that made it famous around the world. The most visited destination is the house of Juliet, visited by thousands of tourists every year. It's an old tower house dating back to c.1200-1300 and it was the house of the Capulet Family, the family of Shakespeare's heroine.
After Juliet's house you should visit the home of her beloved, Romeo, located in a little alley in Verona's historic center.
This rustic castle belonged to the Montecchi family and currently the building is privately owned, but can still be seen from the outside.
As famous as Romeo and Juliet and smaller only than the Colosseum and the Amphitheatre of Capua, the Verona Arena is also an important aspect of Verona, it is a Roman amphitheatre which is famous for the large-scale opera performances given there.
Information and Facts
Verona is surrounded by wine-growing regions, and it is plentiful of bars and traditional osterie. Many bars also host live music at the weekends.
In Verona the main shopping area corresponds to the main tourist area, there are great shops in Via Mazzini, Corso Portoni Borsari, Via Roma, Via Cappello and in Piazza Erbe. You’ll also find famous brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, etc walking around the main streets.
A walk in the city of Verona can be started from the gate of the city center, the main piazza or the so-called Piazza Bra. Here are 7 top tourist attractions in Verona you must see:
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Verona has hot summers and cold, humid winters, even though Lake Garda's Mediterranean climate has a influence on the city.
In Verona you won’t probably need to use public transportation as everything in the centre is easily reachable with a short walk.
If your hotel is in the suburbs or if you want to reach a place outside of Verona city limit you’ll probably need to use public transportation.
You will find helpful information on these websites: http://www.atv.verona.it/Atv_Verona_home_page