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Verona City Breaks

Famed for Shakespeare's legendary lovers Romeo and Juliet, and home to the well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, Verona is perfect for a cultural short break. During the summer many visitors flock here for the world-famous opera festival.

Insider Tip

Don't forget to make dinner reservations during the opera season as the city's restaurants do become very busy. Why not celebrate a special occasion with a night at the opera? We can pre-book your seats for your chosen performance.
Verona city map
 

Must See

 

must see in verona

Roman Arena, Piazza Bra Magnificent and 2,000 years old, it seated 30,000 people during gladiatorial times.. 

Castelvecchio Across the river, it houses one of the region's finest art galleries.

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Must Do

must do in verona

Walk through the archway at the end of Piazza Signori to view the elaborate Gothic tombs of the Della Scala family that ruled Verona during the 13th and 14th century.

For superb views of Verona, take the lift or try the stairs of the Torre dei Lamberti, the 84m-high medieval bell tower, used to call council meetings or to warn citizens of fire.

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Food & Drink

food and drink in verona

Inspired very much by the climate in the north east of Italy, the cuisine of Verona tends to be quite hearty. The bigoli (thick spaghetti) and paparadelle (ribbon pasta), often served with duck or liver-based sauces, are good to try, and Verona's beloved pastizada de caval (braised horse meat) is often found on menus. The windows of the many pasticcerie of Verona are crammed with tempting sweet cakes and desserts.

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Shopping

shopping in verona

The Via Mazzini is the main shopping street in Verona, lined with shops for all interests, including glamorous Italian shoe shops, old and interesting book shops, perfumeries and glitzy boutiques. The Piazza delle Erbe is home to the fruit and flower market and offers a colourful insight into local life, while the quieter cobbled streets of Verona contain many smaller and authentic shops with some unusual find.



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Excursions

excursions in verona

Hop on Hop off City bus tour

Enjoy the sights of the city at your own pace on a hop on hop off bus tour.

Departs: daily. Duration: tickets valid for one day.
Adult from £18, child from £10.

 

 

 

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