Verona holidays 2020
A picturesque city in northern Italy, Verona was the inspiration and setting for not one, but three of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, and it’s easy to see why he fell in love with the place. Home to his world-famous fictional couple Romeo & Juliet, Verona is a perfect place to visit for couples. But because of its grand architecture, amazing entertainment and culinary hotspots, it is also a place worth visiting no matter who you’re travelling with.
With its cobbled paths and amazing cafés, Verona was made for aimlessly wandering around and discovering the city by foot. Exploring the colourful markets and sampling the regions many delicious food items are the some of the purest and satisfying things you can do in this idyllic city. Northern Italy is a year-round destination, with the quieter months both good for a cheap holiday and to enjoy more of the sights out of the heat.
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Top attractions to visit
Visit Verona’s answer to the Colosseum in Rome – its very own Arena di Verona
Must-visit historical sites
Find 14th-century Castle Vecchio on the banks of the River Adige & walk across Ponte di Castle Vecchio
Head to Piazza Delle Erbe, the beating heart of the city
Lush natural wonders
Walk amongst the lush Giardino Giusti: stunning gardens designed in Italian Renaissance style
Romeo oh Romeo! Head to Casa di Giulietta, one of Verona’s most famous attractions
While here you can take a day trip to the gorgeous Lake Garda
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To inspire tales as dramatic as Romeo & Juliet, you’d expect Verona to be equally as dramatic in its landscape and architecture. After getting your first glimpse of top attraction Piazza delle Erbe, you’ll realise that it certainly is every bit as dramatic as Shakespeare’s old writing. This square, previously Verona's Roman forum, has so much happening that you will need to take some time to the side just to take it all in. The centre section features covered market stalls selling everything from vegetables to scarves, making it an ideal place to pick up some trinkets as souvenirs. In addition to these gifts, there are also some earlier-era gems to seek out, such as a fountain which harks all the way back to 1368 which has a 4th-century statue of the Madonna. And if you’re lucky enough to visit during the holiday season, then you’ll also be able to take in the majestic nativity scene. Locals and tourists alike stroll everywhere around his square and you’ll want to stay for as long as possible. A similarly picturesque square in Piazza Bra is also a tourist favourite and a Roman arena built in the first century is its main draw. In addition to these amazing sights, the city also has a number of elegant cathedrals and of course a beautiful canal running right through the city.
Although Verona isn’t a beach destination, it’s beautifully winding canal fills the city’s marine quota and there are plenty of spas and high-end hotels that offer opportunities to swim. Verona also sits very close to the Adige River which of course provides some spectacular water-side landscapes.
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