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Verona

When you hear “City of Love”, do you think of Paris? Then you should discover the city of Romeo and Juliet! Because Verona is a city to fall in love with. So bring your loved one and fall in love with this beautiful Italian city together!

17/08/2020

dear(travel)diary,

when I was in Verona with my family in 2017, I fell in love with the city straight away. The Arena and the many old buildings somehow reminded me of a small Rome. Except that everything here was more pedestrianized and a little less crowded than in Rome.

Even back then, I was sure that I would come back again. After Bene told me that he had never been to Rome or Verona before, the next destination of our little trip to northern Italy was clear. And I didn't promise Bene too much. The city is simply beautiful.

It was relatively quiet (there was only a queue of tourists at the Romeo and Juliet balcony). It wasn't quite as warm either. So the end of August is not a bad time to discover the Italian city of love (with your love)!

xx Chiara

Overview:


What to see & Discover

  1. Castel San Pietro
  2. Arena di Verona
  3. Piazza delle Erbe & Torre dei Lamberti
  4. Ponte Pietra
  5. Casa dei Guiletta
  6. Scaliger tombs
  7. Shopping in Verona
  8. Historic district of San Zeno
  9. Castelvecchio
  10. Giardino Giusti
  11. Student quarter with The Soda Jerk & Bottega del Krapfen
  12. Rafting tour across the Adige


Where to eat

You can eat well anywhere in Italy. In Verona, you can do so in a wonderful atmosphere. The Piazza dei Signori is particularly nice for this. Or you could try Via Sottoriva. There, one osteria follows the next. If you prefer a snack, we can recommend Saporé Pizza Stand Up. Here you can grab a slice of delicious pizza and enjoy it on the steps of the Fontana Madonna Verona in Piazza delle Erbe.

If you prefer a café to linger in, then the Elk Bakery is the place for you! The brownie there is sooo delicious, an absolute heartfelt recommendation.

And what's a must in Italy, of course? Right, delicious ice cream! Verona's best ice cream is available either at Eiscafé Ballini or at Gelateria Ponte Pietra. Enjoy the taste!


Parking

We parked at the “Parcheggio Interrato Cittadella”. Funnily enough, my family also parked here in summer 2017, but I only noticed this when we were already there. The parking garage is in a great location, but it costs EUR 3 per hour. If you want to park cheaper, you have to look for a parking space a little outside the stadium.


JUST A STONE'S THROW AWAY

You're in Verona, it's hot and you feel like a refreshing dip? Then get your pretty butt in the car and head for Lake Garda! Because it's only a 30-minute drive from Verona! Don't have a car? No worries! There are plenty of alternatives to get to Lake Garda by public transport. Just ask at the tourist office!



I have put together a list of all the places on Google Maps.

You can find the list here.