Verona Local Experiences

About Verona

Verona is much more than the city of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet . Installed on the Adige, it contains remarkable sites dating from ancient Rome, the best preserved of which regularly host operas and concerts of modern music in summer. There are also sumptuous Romanesque palaces and magnificent churches with early Renaissance frescoes. 

The city of Verona is also small and is therefore a destination of choice for a short stay. Unmissable monuments, breathtaking panoramas and gourmet addresses

  • Piazza Bra is the largest square in Verona. This is the city’s central park, adorned with a lush garden and tall trees, as well as a fountain and the statue of the “Father of Italy”, King Vittorio Emanuele II
  • Located a stone’s throw from Piazza Bra, the Arena of Verona is one of the largest amphitheaters of the Roman Empire. This 1st century structure, still in use today, regularly hosts operas, most of them in the evening.
  • Via Mazzini is a pretty marble-paved pedestrian street that connects two of Verona’s main squares: Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe. This half-kilometer street is also considered the city’s main shopping thoroughfare, with modern specialty stores and boutiques
  • Piazza delle Erbe (Square of the Herbs) is Verona’s main square. Located about 10 minutes by taxi from Porta Nuova station, it is the ideal starting point for exploring the historic charm and relaxed lifestyle of Verona. Besides its splendid 14th century central fountain with a statue of the Madonna, there are old multi-storey buildings, osterie and bars.
  • The discovery of Juliet’s House will allow you to experience the balcony scene, from Shakespeare’s famous romantic drama. Located a few minutes walk from Piazza delle Erbe, on Via Cappello, this 13th century Gothic house offers the unique opportunity to strike a pose with the bronze statue of Juliet. The legend also says that touching it would ensure luck and love. Even better, the museum will allow you to dive into the heart of this famous love story and discover Juliet’s legendary stone balcony. It will only cost you about 6 € for this.