See a performance in a huge amphitheatre, sampleincredible local cuisine and learn exactly why Shakespeare set his famous lovestory in this beautiful medieval city.
Verona is an iconiccity with a rich culture, beautiful architecture and a fine local cuisine. Itwas in Verona that Shakespeare set his classiclove story, Romeo and Juliet. All you have to do is walk through the city’scobblestone streets and you’ll quickly get a sense of the romance that inspiredthis story.
Start your visit to the city at the PiazzaBra, the largest piazza in the city and maybe even the country. Thesquare is located just behind the gates of Verona,and is lined by restaurants, bars and major attractions. The monumental Arenadi Verona, one of the largest amphitheatres in Italy, dominates the easternside of the square. The ancient Roman amphitheatre is still a working venuetoday and plays host to plenty of international artists every year, includingMuse and Pearl Jam. Why not coincide your visit with a show by your favouriteperformer?
Verona's cobbled streetsare beautiful to explore on foot. The city is flat, unlike many other ancientcities in Italy, making it much easier to explore. On top of the major siteslike the amphitheatre, there are a number of other interesting attractions,such as the Museo di Castel Vecchio, an art collection in a historic castle.Admire the architecture of the Duomo di Verona and attend a morning service bythe bishop of Verona. Then of course there’s Juliet’s house, complete withbalcony.
Experience the lively atmosphere of the Piazzadelle Erbe, a central square with a daily market. Buy some localvegetables from the stalls or dine at one of the restaurants along the square.Verona is renowned for its northern Italian cuisine, often based on rice. Ordera hearty risotto with local mushrooms and truffles.