Verona Vacations

Verona, a medieval city in Italy’s Veneto region, draws romantics and English literature buffs year after year to experience the setting of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Fewer tourists than the nearby Venice make Verona a relaxed place to visit. During the summer, the Roman amphitheater known as the Arena is the open air home of ... Read more
world-class opera La Scala, and is a major cultural attraction for Italians as well as foreigners.
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We were on our way to Milan but then we have decided to visit Verona as well it's a home for Romeo and Juliet, plus we wanted to see the famous Arena Di Verona.
So, we got there pretty late and it was a summer but it was already dark.
It was actually kind of even more beautiful as they turned all the lights on.
I was really amazed by the Arena Di Verona, which is a quite big and very, very historical. We could not get into it, because the Opera already started but we were just fine being outside and looking at this Arena as well.
The only problem was the bathroom. We could not find it anywhere, and the one that we finally found was closed...
But you have some really good, not expensive restaurants right across this famous Arena and you can sit there and just keep looking at it as much as you want.
Had a fantastic time.

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Miami, Florida, USA

If you fly into Milan, Italy - head to Verona on train! It’s halfway to Venice, I believe, and a beautiful stop! It is the home of Romeo and Juliet and has a nice, Italian charm to it.

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Pittsford (town), New York

This is a city in northern Italy’s Veneto region, with a medieval old town built between the meandering Adige River. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." Gets very busy during the summer when the tourists have to see the balcony.

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San Jose, California, USA

The city of Romeo and Juliet is as romantic as its legend. Colorful buildings lined with flora beckon you to photograph them. Intimate, little-known osterias welcome locals that regularly drop in, befriending the occasional tourist. Cobblestone passages host neat tables that await evening festivities. If you can make it out of the main tourist area (or even if that's as far as you get), it really is a neat city.

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The arena is a must, and for the romantics the Romeo and Giulietta balcony for a snapshot.

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Padua, Italy

Verona is the city of Romeo and Juliet and is known also as the "city of love". it is a 2000 years old city with really impressive monuments, such as the romanic Arena, which dominates Bra square. The adige river crosses the city with its hughness. beautiful buildings and really good local cuisine. great place.

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Three of Shakespeare's plays are set in Verona: Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew. You can eve go to visit Juliet's Balcony in the heart of the City. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

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Toronto

Gorgeous little town in Tuscany with an additional romantic twist -- it's where Romeo and Juliet was set. The statue of Juliet is a treat and you can leave your very own love note beneath her balcony!

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Yongin

I always love water.
Water is Answer.
In Verona I saw the tab and ran to there !!!
Driking

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Unexpectedly, visiting Verona turned out to be a great experience for us. We spent 4 nights here, renting an apartment on Piazza delle Erbe (with a balcony overlooking the piazza), and exploring the sites at our leisure. We went to two opera performances at the Arena (ordered tickets months in advance) – it was truly unforgettable! Walking around the beautiful streets of Verona, admiring architecture, learning about history, enjoying food and people/dog watching was very rewarding. I hope I could come here again.

The sites not to be missed:
• Basilica of San Zeno – with beautiful Romanesque architecture, magnificent bronze doors, interesting crypt and art works
• Piazza dei Signori – every building is worth looking at, so many interesting views; grab a drink or coffee at one of the restaurants and enjoy people and dog watching
• Piazza delle Erbe – very pretty, palaces with interesting architecture and frescoes, the fountain in the center, souvenir stalls, lots of restaurants
• Roman Arena – watch an opera during summer festival; it’s unforgettable!
• Near Piazza Dei Signori - Arche Scaligere - gothic tombs of Verona’s medieval rulers
• Duomo Cathedaral and Basilica di Sant’ Anastasia - beautiful art and architecture, and rich history
• Torre dei Lamberti - great city view
• Giardino Guisti - private villa gardens, masterpiece of landscaping
• Ponte Pietro - roman era bridge

A Practical tip: buy a Verona Card for one or three days – use it at a lot of museums and attractions, definitely would save money.

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