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Romantic Guide to Verona

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If you love someone, there is no better present than bringing them to Verona: Your stay here might turn out to be more romantic than the whole story of Romeo and Juliet itself! The city of love par excellence, Verona impassively lures you to dim the lights and walk its dazzling alleys, only to find yourselves in a loving embrace below Juliet's balcony, spellbound by the love note you're sticking to her wall. From the Arena di Verona to Piazza delle Erbe and Castel San Pietro, Verona is in love 365 days a year; not only for being home to the most powerful love story in western culture, but also for its sinuous Adige river, its enchanting hills and hidden alleys, its narrow passageways that lead to magic squares, and its sumptuous castles and their noble myths. The finishing touch to any special day is undoubtedly a dinner in an establishment that rises to the occasion, therefore I have also selected for you a number of restaurants that will do just that.

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9 Places

6 City Tips

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9 Places

Casa di Giulietta

Architectural Buildings, Speciality Museums

Osteria Giulietta e Romeo

Restaurants

Piazzale Castel San Pietro

Castles

Palazzo Giardino Giusti

Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Osteria Ristorante Ponte Pietra

Restaurants

Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo)

Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

La Fontanina

Restaurants

Tomba di Giulietta

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Antica Bottega del Vino

Restaurants

Dana B's City Tips

  • Try to find the hidden spot called "Pozzo dell'Amore" (The Lovers' Well.) It is a well-kept secret of Verona, but very central and totally worth a visit.
  • "Verona in Love" represents a series of manifests and events that take place around Valentine's Day each year, an excellent chance for lovers worldwide to celebrate their fervor.
  • If you visit the city around Valentine's Day, you get free entrance as a couple to some romantic sites, discounts at restaurants, and you'll be surrounded by thousands of red paper hearts flying around!
  • It's not unusual in Verona to order something alcoholic early in the morning but it is considered a strange thing to order cappuccino at any other meal except breakfast.
  • Coming to Verona and not having a glass of Amarone wine is a sacrilege. Your better half will love you forever after tasting it.
  • For free bus city travel and entrance fees already taken care of everywhere you go, buy the Verona Card and pay only once!
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    Casa di Giulietta
    Architectural Buildings, Speciality Museums
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    Dana B Says:

    Does this even need an introduction? Cappello Street, number 23 - probably the most romantic address in the world, and presumably the house of Giulietta Capuleti and preferred wooing spot of Romeo Montecchi. Visitors from all over the world, anxious to learn about the place of eternal love, are invited into a small but very welcoming front yard from where they can access the famous house and admire the prominent balcony. Juliet’s bronze statue, a work created in the 60s by Veronese sculptor Nereo Costantini, guards the entrance, inscribed with some lines from the famous Shakespearean tragedy. Legend says that touching the right breast of the bronze statue of Juliet will bring you good luck in finding your true love! Every year, thousands of love letters arrive from all over the world to Juliet's House, and Juliet Club members do their best to answer all, exactly as Miss Capulet would do. Don't hesitate to leave your own letter to Juliet while you're at her house in person!

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    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • A sign has been put up telling tourists where they are allowed to post their messages. Please do not write your love poems outside the designated areas of the wall.
    • Juliet’s house was owned by the family dell Capello — is it just me or does that sound very similar to Capulet?!
    • If you happen to visit Verona around Valentine’s Day, Juliet's House and Juliet's Tomb are free to enter over the weekend preceding February 14.
    • Inside you can admire Romeo’s and Juliet’s costumes from the famous Franco Zeffirelli movie. The featured bed is also part of the original set used in the motion picture.
    • You need a ticket in order to visit the house but you don’t need anything to visit the courtyard, Juliet’s statue, or write love messages. Sometimes, love really is free!
    • If you are ready to take the big step, it is possible to get married inside Juliet’s house. Bookings can be made at Verona’s City Hall.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #72 of 281 things to do in Verona
    • Crowded but nice to see! 24/09/2018
    • Too crowded to stay any longer 23/09/2018
    • Casa di Giulietta
    Address:
    Via Cappello 23
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 803 4303
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Other:
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    Osteria Giulietta e Romeo
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    Dana B Says:

    If Romeo and Juliet were alive, then this is surely where they would dine out. Prepare your taste buds for savory traditional Veronese dishes, made with simple ingredients, but with a lot of heart. Plus, the local ambiance invites you to believe that you could be the noble couple themselves for the evening!

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    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Try out some "polenta" with Amarone stew; it doesn't get more typical than this!
    • Learn what to order from the menu: "il primo" is the first course, typically pasta, risotto or soup, while "secondo" is the main course, usually meat or fish.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #135 of 1,089 restaurants in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent service, simple good food 11/09/2018
    • traditional food 09/09/2018
    • Osteria Giulietta e Romeo
    Address:
    Corso Sant'Anastasia 27
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 800 9177
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    12:00 - 14:30
    18:00 - 22:30
    Other:
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    Piazzale Castel San Pietro
    Castles
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    Dana B Says:

    For those who dare to climb the many steps that lead to Castel San Pietro, you're in for a real treat! This is one of my favorite spots in town and the view is just amazing, a magnificent and utterly romantic city viewpoint for a memorable photographic session. This is a very popular place for couples in Verona who come here to watch the sunset, and best of all, it's completely free! Remain in awe at the esplanade in front of you, and when you've had your fill gazing out across the horizon, head down to TeodoricoRe Restaurant, just below you. This is an ideal place for a romantic lunch, a sunset dinner or just a simple drink. The breathtaking view from the panoramic terrace is guaranteed, the service is quick, qualified and efficient, while the food and wine list on offer will satisfy any taste.

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    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The place is also a stop on Verona's sightseeing bus tour which runs up here throughout the day.
    • For anyone not fit enough to go on foot, the castle can also be reached by car, passing around the back of the hill.
    • You can see the castle only from the outside, visits inside are not permitted.
    • TeodoricoRe's cocktails and fresh juice recipes are delicious, so don’t leave without ordering one!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 281 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Scenic View of City 24/09/2018
    • Amazing views of Verona 21/09/2018
    • Piazzale Castel San Pietro
    Address:
    Via Castel San Pietro
    37129, Verona
    Italy
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    Palazzo Giardino Giusti
    Architectural Buildings, Gardens, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Dana B Says:

    Wide green spaces await couples who dream of taking a break from the hustle and bustle of city life. This late renaissance Italian garden brings together nature and art, in a successful attempt to captivate the eye. The gardens breathe a timeless harmony, and everything here is an invitation to ponder and stroll hand in hand. Famous people like Goethe, Emperor Giuseppe II, Mozart and Cosimo III° de' Medici, have visited this place throughout history.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • People often come here to take wedding photos, don't miss the opportunity to be romantic and snap some shots!
    • No need to travel to Tuscany to find the famous cypress-lined roads. Giardino Giusti is full of them, and waiting to be explored.
    • One of the oldest green labyrinths in Europe can be found inside. It's not easy at all to find your way out, are you up to it?
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 281 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Hidden treasure 21/09/2018
    • Hidden Garden 21/09/2018
    • Palazzo Giardino Giusti
    Address:
    Via Giardino Giusti 2
    37129, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 803 4029
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 20:00
    Other:
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    Osteria Ristorante Ponte Pietra
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean)
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    Dana B Says:

    This is a truly unique place where you can dine by candlelight and enjoy an unforgettable panorama over the beautiful Roman arch bridge, Ponte Pietra. The restaurant is located just above the point where the Adige River changes its peaceful flow into a more dramatic course. The venue offers a perfect example of how traditional Veronese dishes and lavish gastronomical ideas can be blended in a successful manner, sometimes along with a touch of ingredients from the neighboring areas.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Sunset is the best time to have a seat on the terraces outside and enjoy the last rays of sunlight filtered by the hills in front of you.
    • If you are a wine lover, you may want to have dinner downstairs, where some prestigious bottles of wine are kept.
    • Should you be in doubt about what to drink with your dish, ask Diana. She is a very friendly sommelier that can guide you in your decision.
    • Very close by, you can find Fioreria Ponte Pietra Di Menegotti Licia. This is a famous and classy flower shop that supplies flowers for shops and restaurants. Surprise your loved one!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #119 of 1,089 restaurants in Verona
    • unique place to eat 22/09/2018
    • Lovely meal 17/09/2018
    • Osteria Ristorante Ponte Pietra
    Address:
    Via Ponte Pietra 34
    Verona
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 804 1929
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    19:30 - 23:00
    Mon - Sat
    12:30 - 15:00
    Other:
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    Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo)
    Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Dana B Says:

    A typical medieval house, Romeo's quarters might be the best preserved building of its kind in Verona. Within short walking distance of his lover's house, the imposing structure makes it easier for tourists to associate the character of the house with Romeo's personality as depicted by Shakespeare. L'Osteria al Duca, located downstairs, is as close as you can get to Romeo's heart, and it is worth a visit not only for the food, but also for breathing in some thirteenth-century Veronese spirit.

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    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Although you can see the house from the front and take some photographs of the inscription, you cannot visit it inside, as it is private property.
    • The house belonged to the Montecchi family, a compelling resemblance to the name, Montague. Now that you know, you can convince your friends that Romeo and Juliet were indeed real!
    • L'Osteria al Duca, located on the ground floor, has great food for excellent prices. Try the noodles with donkey meat for something out of the ordinary.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #229 of 281 things to do in Verona
    • Not Worth the Peek 24/09/2018
    • Graffiti 25/08/2018
    • Romeo's House (Casa di Romeo)
    Address:
    Via delle Arche Scaligeri
    37121, Verona
    Italy
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    La Fontanina
    Restaurants (Italian, European)
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    Dana B Says:

    Osteria La Fontanina (the little fountain) shares with the city of Verona a history of more than 200 years. It is quite small in size but the fact that it boasts one Michelin Star says it all. Relax in a romantic atmosphere abundant with charm and enjoy a cuisine based mostly on meat and fish.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Try the chocolate souffle with orange marmalade and vanilla ice cream for dessert and you'll be in for a treat.
    • 20 minutes from the center of Verona lie the hills that produce the famous Valpolicella wine. Don't miss the opportunity to order it here.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #381 of 1,089 restaurants in Verona
    • Service is appalling, food is average..one star - how?! 24/09/2018
    • The most unpleasant evening I have ever had. 16/09/2018
    • La Fontanina
    Address:
    Portichetti Fontanelle Santo Stefano 3
    37129, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 913305
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$100
    Hours:
    Mon - Sat
    19:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Tomba di Giulietta
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Dana B Says:

    Juliet’s Tomb is located in the vaults of the Abbey of San Francesco al Corso — not very far from the Arena di Verona — and is quite an isolated place, as any tomb should be. It dates back to 1937 when Italian artist Antonio Avena decided to give the cloister a new look and dedicated it to the famous Shakespearean heroine. You'll find the red marble tomb in the underground crypt, without a cover and surrounded by graffiti. Just outside the tomb’s entrance you will also notice a beautiful white statue depicting two characters from one of the most famous Chinese legends: the love story between Liang and Zhu, also called the 'Far East Romeo and Juliet.'

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The statue of Liang and Zhu, just outside the entrance, was donated in 2008 by the city of Ningbo, the place where the legend was born.
    • There is also a redecorated room in the monastery where weddings can be celebrated on some days of the week.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #235 of 281 things to do in Verona
    • Go and see this because it is next to the Fresco museum 23/09/2018
    • Tomb not worth a visit, but fresco museum great 05/09/2018
    • Tomba di Giulietta
    Address:
    Via Luigi da Porto
    Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 800 0361
    Hours:
    Mon
    13:30 - 19:30
    Tue - Sun
    08:30 - 19:30
    Other:
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    Antica Bottega del Vino
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    Dana B Says:

    Apart from being an excellent restaurant and osteria, Antica Bottega del Vino is a Veronese institution. It's atmosphere simply oozes history, and it's a place where Veronese cuisine is served alongside one of the most extensive wine lists in Italy. An illustrious survivor of the hundred osterias that once dotted Verona, La Bottega del Vino offers local specialties for the most selective palettes. It is the only restaurant in Verona to be officially recognized as a 'historic establishment,' and should be top of the list for couples looking to indulge in a romantic and atmospheric evening out.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Quality is guaranteed, but grandeur comes at a price.
    • The restaurant is located very close to the main attractions in Verona, so if a full lunch or dinner doesn't work for you, you can stop here for an aperitivo at any point during the day.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 1,089 restaurants in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth going! 23/09/2018
    • One of the best meals in italy 18/09/2018
    • Antica Bottega del Vino
    Address:
    Vicolo Scudo di Francia 3
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 800 4535
    Price range:
    US$53 - US$118
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:00 - 00:00
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