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If you’re looking for another Italian city to visit near Venice, consider visiting Verona for a break from touristic hustle and bustle! Verona is definitely worth visiting if you’re traveling either to Venice or Milan because it’s conveniently located halfway between one another.
Verona has the best
Day Trip to Verona Guide: Top Things to do in Verona, Italy
Recommended Tours of Verona
- Verona: Skip the Line Tour of Lamberti Tower
- Walking Tour with Skip the Line Entrance to the Arena
- Verona Bike Tour
Here, we got our first gelato of the trip from Grom. When in Italy, eat all the gelato. Each gelato shop seems to have their own recipes, making each gelato experience slightly different in terms of flavors and consistency. Some places have more creamy gelato, while others have more ice based. With so many flavors to try, get a different one each time! Make the most of your time in Italy!
Visit Juliet’s Balcony
Sorry to break it to everyone, but Romeo and Juliet weren’t based on real people and Shakespeare never visited Verona. However, the 14th century little balcony at Via Cappello no. 23 has gained fame as Juliet’s Balcony where Romeo called to her. The alleyway towards the balcony is covered in love letters, lock, and symbols of love. Legend has it that if you touch the right breast of the Juliet statue in the courtyard you will have good fortune in love. Although the most touristic spot in town, this romantic courtyard is worth a visit if you’re in Verona.
Tour the Arena
Central Verona has the classic Italian charm of narrow streets, colorful buildings, and history around the corner. The central square of Verona is home to a 1st century Roman Arena. It is one of the best preserved of its kind, making it an amazing venue for opera performances. If you’re visiting Verona, check and see if there is a show at the Arena so you can experience its grandeur like the ancient Roman’s did.
Go up the Torre dei Lamberti
The Torre dei Lamberti is an 84 m high tower in Verona that was constructed in 1172. If you go up the tower, you can take in some beautiful views of Verona!
The tower has two bells: the Marangona to signals fires, work times, and the hours of the day. The largest bell, the Rengo, is used to call to arms and to invoke the city’s councils.
Castelvecchio is a diverse museum located in a medieval castle. Here you can see exhibits of art, sculpture, ceramics, goldworks, miniatures and some old bells
Hours: Monday from 13.30 to 19.30
Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 19.30