The city of Verona, located in northeastern Italy, is home to a plethora of historic sights and is famous for its tragic love story that took place between two of the most well-known literary characters in history. The historic centre of the city is a gorgeous ensemble of architectural delights from various eras. The mighty Roman amphitheatre, known as Arena di Verona, is another landmark that shouldn’t be missed. The ancient bridge, Ponte Pietra (Ponte of Stone), a fine example of Italian heritage, is an incredible sight to behold.
Verona is serviced by a small airport called Valerio Catullo that can be reached with domestic and international flights from several major European cities. Alternatively, the city is also accessible by train with connections to major Italian destinations like Rome and Milan. The central station is called Verona Porta Nuova and is a short bus or taxi ride from the city center.
Getting around in Verona is best done on foot, especially in the historic centre where most of the main attractions are concentrated. The city’s main tourist hotspots such as Piazza delle Erbe, Juliet’s House and the Arena di Verona are all within easy walking distance of each other. For longer distances or if you want to visit other sites outside of the historic centre, we recommend booking a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. There are many options available to suit all budgets. Local cuisine is excellent and it’s worth trying some of the city’s signature dishes, including pasta dishes made with buckwheat and a type of pork casserole called pastisada de caval.