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One Day in Verona

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Perhaps most famous for what an English playwright during the Elizabethan era imagined might have gone on here, Verona still holds sway over those who dream of the ultimate romantic destination. Beyond its inescapable connections with the wonderful works of Shakespeare, there’s plenty and see and do in this ancient and beautiful city.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker

13 Places

3 City Tips

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13 Places

Piazza Bra

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Arena di Verona

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Performances, Operas, Arenas & Stadiums

Casa di Giulietta

Architectural Buildings, Speciality Museums

Piazza delle Erbe

Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Torre dei Lamberti

Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Piazza dei Signori

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Arche Scaligere

Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore

Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites

Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)

Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites

Porta dei Borsari

Ancient Ruins, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio)

Bridges

Museo di Castelvecchio

Castles, Historic Sites

Teatro Romano

Historic Sites, Theatres

Chris O's City Tips

  • The Verona Card is a smart purchase for discounts and free entry to numerous attractions.
  • If visiting more than one of Verona’s churches, get the inexpensive “cumulative ticket” that includes entry to the main ones: Duomo, Sant’Anastasia, San Fermo, and San Zeno Maggiore.
  • This itinerary assumes you don’t mind walking and that you’re wearing a pair of comfortable shoes.
  • Piazza Bra
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    The Bra is the largest piazza in Verona — and depending on how you define it, the largest in all of Italy. It is home to the 2,000 year old Verona Arena amphitheater and two of Verona’s most famous palaces (the Gran Guardia, and the Palazzo Barbieri, aka the town hall), not to mention a dazzling array of shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels. Whether commencing your day or winding it down, Piazza Bra is a great 'base' and a visit to Verona would be incomplete without a pass through it, at least.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • As epic and convenient as this piazza is, many locals and regular visitors say there’s much better food and drink away from the tourist crowds clustered here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sit in a bar and watch the world. 25/06/2019
    • Beautiful! 23/06/2019
    • Piazza Bra
    Address:
    Piazza Bra
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 331 815 1966
    Other:
  • Arena di Verona
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Performances, Operas, Arenas & Stadiums
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    Chris O Says:

    This 2,000 year old Roman amphitheater is famous for the grand scale opera productions staged here every year. But its not just opera that brings ‘em in. Check to see what’s on at the Arena during your visit. From the latest pop sensations and biggest selling touring artist to the very best in opera, there’s usually something phenomenally spectacular on stage to experience. And even if opera or live concerts aren’t your thing, the chance to see this impeccably preserved ancient structure might well still be a highlight of your visit to Verona.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Hoping to catch a performance at the Arena? Be wise and book in advance.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 183 Sights & Landmarks in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very good (thanks city card) 25/06/2019
    • Somewhat dissapointing. 25/06/2019
    • Arena di Verona
    Address:
    Piazza Bra 1
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 800 5151
    Hours:
    Mon
    13:30 - 18:30
    Tue - Sun
    08:30 - 18:30
    Other:
  • Casa di Giulietta
    Architectural Buildings, Speciality Museums
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    Chris O Says:

    'Wherefore art thou Romeo?' Probably drowning in a sea of tourists taking photos of the balcony similar to the one from which Shakepeare’s Juliet pined so eloquently! If you can manage a time when this place isn’t teeming, this is a lovely and historic home that’s a delight to see.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • In the courtyard, there’s a bronze sculpture of Juliet. It’s purportedly good luck to rub her breasts.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 246 things to do in Verona
    • overrated 25/06/2019
    • Tourist trap 23/06/2019
    • Casa di Giulietta
    Address:
    Via Cappello 23
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 803 4303
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Other:
  • Piazza delle Erbe
    Flea & Street Markets, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    Verona’s 'other piazza' (in reality there are several, and even a number of smaller piazetta-sized squares as well) — Piazza delle Erbe — is arguably the prettier of the two main piazzas. When you’re there, be sure to look up to enjoy the frescos on its buildings and to admire the nearby and iconic Torre dei Lamberti.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Come early to watch the market traders set up for a day of trade.
    • As is the case with Piazza Bra, many visitors to this piazza rave about how beautiful it is, but rant about the lower quality and higher prices of the food and drink here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing 24/06/2019
    • Nice square 24/06/2019
    • Piazza delle Erbe
    Address:
    Piazza delle Erbe
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 927 3027
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Torre dei Lamberti
    Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    This 84-meter (275-foot) tower dating back to 1172 AD is the tallest medieval tower in town and offers commanding views across the city and surrounding countryside.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If the more than 230 steps to climb don’t sound like fun, there is an elevator to take you up and down for a nominal fee.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great views of the city 21/06/2019
    • To get a wonderful view of Verona climb the stairs (or go in the lift) 18/06/2019
    • Torre dei Lamberti
    Address:
    Piazza dei Signori
    Via della Costa 1
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 927 3027
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 18:00
    Sat - Sun
    11:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Piazza dei Signori
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    Also known as Piazza Dante because of its statue of Dante Alighieri, this stately 'piazza of the lords' is but a minute’s walk from Piazza delle Erbe and offers a chance to reflect on the beauty of the city while getting a sense of its history and centuries of wealth.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The piazza is home to the city’s Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, a highly regarded museum that’s well worth a visit for fans of 20th and 21st century art.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely square in the centre of verona 28/04/2019
    • A very beautiful square in Verona 13/04/2019
    • Piazza dei Signori
  • Arche Scaligere
    Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    These five rather over-the-top tombs commemorate the lives of the Scaligeri family, rulers of Verona during the 13th and 14th centuries.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Next to the tombs is the tiny Romanesque church of Santa Maria Antica, which served as the private chapel for the Scaligeri family. It’s well worth dropping in to see.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #26 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Verona's Taj Mahal 08/06/2019
    • Amazing Gothic architecture 28/04/2019
    • Arche Scaligere
    Address:
    Via Santa Maria in Chavica
    near Piazza dei Signori
    Verona
    Italy
    Other:
  • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
    Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Chris O Says:

    With its crypt famed as the setting for the marriage of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this 12th century Romanesque cathedral (the crypt dating back to the 900s) is also worth visiting for its outstanding architecture, ornate features, and beautiful cloister.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you get the “cumulative ticket,” it will include entry to San Zeno Maggiore as well as the Duomo, Sant’Anastasia, and San Fermo.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • City card 25/06/2019
    • Wonderful frescoes and ambience 24/06/2019
    • Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore
    Address:
    Piazza San Zeno
    37123, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 592813
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:30 - 18:00
    Mon - Sat
    08:30 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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    Chris O Says:

    Built on a site that’s been consecrated since the late 4th century AD, Verona’s main cathedral is a must-see for fans of history, architecture, and religious art.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you get the “cumulative ticket,” it will include entry to Duomo as well as Sant’Anastasia, San Fermo, and San Zeno Maggiore.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The interior is very, very impressive and well worth a visit 23/06/2019
    • A must visit 21/06/2019
    • Verona's Cathedral (Duomo)
    Address:
    Piazza Duomo
    in the Citta Antica
    Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 592813
    Hours:
    Sun
    13:30 - 17:30
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 - 17:30
    Sat
    10:00 - 16:00
    Other:
  • Porta dei Borsari
    Ancient Ruins, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Chris O Says:

    This limestone double-arched Roman era entrance to the ancient city is a beautiful reminder of the many eons Verona has seen.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • For a stroll along one of the city’s most historic streets and best shopping destinations, make time to explore Corsa Porta Borsari.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Roman Gate into the Old Town 09/02/2019
    • Stunning at Night 09/10/2018
    • Porta dei Borsari
    Address:
    Via Diaz and Corso Porta Borsari
    angolo con Via A. Diaz
    37100, Verona
    Italy
  • Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio)
    Bridges
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    Chris O Says:

    An extension of the popular and equally awe inspiring Museo di Castelvecchio, this 1st century AD bridge was destroyed in WWII and rebuilt with pieces from its original structure. It is a marvel to behold this fortified span across the River Adige and a testament to the wealth and might of the Scaligeri family who reigned over Verona in the 13th and 14th centuries..

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • See if you can notice how the bridge is asymmetrical and slopes toward the river’s left bank.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wonderful, historic bridge 21/06/2019
    • Walk the outside the grounds for free 12/06/2019
    • Ponte Scaligero (Ponte di Castelvecchio)
    Address:
    Corso Castelvecchio 2
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 806 2611
    Other:
  • Museo di Castelvecchio
    Castles, Historic Sites
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    Chris O Says:

    Verona’s massive 14th century fortress is today one of the city’s top attractions as a museum featuring 29 rooms of paintings, sculptures, weapons, and more dating from the 1300s to the 1700s.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Museum hours are 8.30am to 7.30pm Tuesday through Sunday, and 1.30pm to 7.30pm on Mondays.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting and moving museum 19/06/2019
    • Great museum! 17/06/2019
    • Museo di Castelvecchio
    Address:
    Corso Castelvecchio 2
    37121, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 806 2611
    Hours:
    Mon
    13:30 - 19:30
    Tue - Sun
    08:30 - 19:30
    Other:
  • Teatro Romano
    Historic Sites, Theatres
    See more photos
    Chris O Says:

    Not to be confused the Verona Arena, this ancient Roman theater set beside the River Adige was built in the first century AD and yields a excellent opportunity to discover Verona’s fascinating past and maybe even catch a concert. Do not leave without paying a visit to the theater’s archaeology museum!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The admission fee is low, and it’s free to visit the first Sunday of each month.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 246 things to do in Verona
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Just okay 17/06/2019
    • Better than expected. 08/06/2019
    • Teatro Romano
    Address:
    Rigaste Redentore 2
    37129, Verona
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 045 806 2611
    Hours:
    Mon
    13:30 - 18:45
    Tue - Sun
    08:30 - 18:45
    Other:
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