One Day in Verona, Things to Do and See
Verona is a city in the north of Italy in the Veneto region. It is the second largest city in this area, after Venice. It is situated between meandering Adige River. If you have a chance to visit it at least for a day, make sure to do so. Verona parking is well organized and you won’t have a problem if you are visiting by car.
Verona is a city of love. Famously known for Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and medieval old buildings, Verona will steal your heart.
We have listed places you must see in this beautiful city.
Verona Arena in Piazza Bra
Piazza Bra is the biggest piazza in Verona and some would even say in the whole country. Close to Verona Arena, you will find Gran Gaudia which was the first building in the southern part of this piazza. Also, here it’s where Verona’s town hall is, Palazzo Barbieri.
Verona Arena is an amphitheater build more than 2,000 years ago. It is very well preserved and can host 22,000 people today. The arena could seat 30,000 people and was a place for shows and games which would gather spectators from every part of the country. The Arena is still used for large-scale opera performances. This spectacular building is something you don’t want to miss while visiting.
Thousands of tourists visit Juliet’s house every year. It is believed that this is the balcony from which Juliet could talk to Romeo and the place where they declared their love to each other. In the small courtyard, you will also find Juliet’s statue.
Before entering the courtyard, there are walls filled with chewing gum and love letters and wishes people have posted for good luck in love. If you are a romantic person, you will enjoy this place.
Here you can find out more about Juliet’s house.
Or “Old Castle” was built between 1354 and 1376 by Della Scala family. It was an important military construction and today is a museum. The bridge on the Adige River is a part of the construction. The bridge is a great place to enjoy fantastic views of the river and the city.
From Romanesque and Gothic sculptures to the art collections you will be impressed. Here is where you can learn more about the exhibitions.
Piazza delle Erbe
This is the place to go to if you want to experience Italian culture and enjoy a cup of coffee. You will also see an ancient town hall, the Torre dei Lamberti and other buildings such as the one on the western side of the piazza, Pallazo Maffei. Torre dei Lamberti is the tallest building and you can visit it and enjoy the view from the top.
Every building in Piazza delle Erbe has maintained its facade frescoes. Here you will also see a fountain which was built 1386 by Della Scala family.
If you are more into relaxing and enjoying nature while visiting Verona, you should head to this breath-taking garden
The doors of this garden are open to the public since 1591 and it represents a masterpiece of Renaissance landscaping. It is believed Mozart and Goethe would come to this garden to get inspiration from.
We recommend you visit Verona city portal to get more information on Verona parking, cultural events, tours, and the city overall.