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Verona [1] is a city (pop.

250,000) in northeast Italy s Veneto region. The city is famous as it is where William Shakespeare made his playset Romeo and Juliet. Although an hour away from the popular tourist destination, Venice. many people consider Verona a relaxed, enjoyable place to visit.

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  • Verona Airport Villafranca (IATA. VRN ) (ICAO. LIPX ), Named after Valarie Catullo and therefore also referred to as Verona 'Catullo' airport [2]. is the closest airport to Verona. It is 12 km southwest of the city.
  • A shuttle bus service (operated by ATV) connects Verona Central Station, Verona Porta Nuova Verona-Villafranca Airport. From 2014 a one-way ticket costs € 6 and the journey time is 15-20 minutes. The service runs from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. every day with a frequency of 15 minutes during daytime hours. Tickets can be purchased from machines at the airport bus stop, which is outside the arrival terminal, or directly from the bus driver.
  • Low-cost airlines fly from Brussels (Charleroi), Dublin, London-Gatwick, London-Stansted, Paris-Beauvais, Madrid, Alghero, Palermo, Trapani and Brindisi Catullo airport (IATA. VRN ) [3] from Verona.
  • National airlines fly from Frankfurt, Munich, London-Gatwick, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Rome-Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) and Moscow.

Alternative airports Villafranca in Verona are Venice Marco Polo Airport or Treviso Sant’Angelo Airport.

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  • Although Verona Airport is next to the intersection of two motorways, the north-south A22 (Modena-Brenner and sits in Austria) and the east-west A4 (Milan-Venice), the access road to the airport is on Dossobuono the SS62 Road that can be accessed by exiting the A22 north of the A4-A22 junction.
  • Car rental companies have stations in Verona-Villafranca Airport.

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  • Verona Porta Nuova train station is served by regional, high-speed and international services. Trenitalia trains operate to destinations within Italy such as Milan (Milano Centrale), Venice (Venezia Mestre and Venezia S. Lucia), Turin (Torino Porta Nuova and Torion Porta Susa), Bologna (Bologna Centrale), Florence (Firenze S. Maria Novella), Rome (Roma Termini), Trieste (Trieste Centrale) and Bozen (Bozen).
  • International services provided by ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways), DB (Germany's Deutsche Bahn), SBB-CFF-FFS (Swiss Federal Railways) and Thello (Italy and France's Trenitalia-SNCF night train) work at Verona Porta Nuova to Vienna (Wien Miedling and Vienna West), Munich (Munich Hbf and Munich East), Innsbruck (Innsbruck Hbf), Geneva (Geneve / Geneva), Dijon and Paris (Paris Gare de l'Est).
  • The luxury tourist train, the Venice-Simplon Oriental Express, operates between Venice and London (London Victoria) via Verona Porta Nuova, Innsbruck and Paris Gare de l’Est).
  • 1 hour 22 minutes from Milan (Milano Centrale) by EuroCity or high-speed trains Freccia [€ 21.00], or 1 hour 50 minutes by Trenitalia RV (Regionale Veloce) [€ 11.00]
  • 1 hour 10 minutes from Venice (Venezia Santa Lucia) by EuroCity or high-speed Freccia trains [19.00 €], or 1 hour 22 minutes by Trenitalia RV (Regional Veloce) [6.25 €], also 2 hours 10 minutes from Trenitalia R (Regional) [6.25 €]
  • 49 minutes from Bologna (Bologna Centrale) by high-speed Freccia [€ 22] or 1 hour 28 minutes by Trenitalia RV (Regionale Veloce) [€ 7.55]
  • 5 hours 20 minutes from Munich (Munich Hbf) by EuroCity- [€ 75.80].

Trenitalia regional (R) trains also call Verona Porta Vescovo in a smaller station, east of Verona Porta Nuova.

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After arriving at Verona Porta Nuova train station, it is 15 minutes down a long boulevard to reach the center of the city, the Verona Arena (Arena di Verona). Just leave the train station, walk through the bus station and past a triumphal arch and follow Corso Porta Nuova boulevard to the end.

Bus transport in Verona is operated by ATV [4]. The website has English version and up-to-date schedule and ticket information. As of 2014, a single 'urban' ticket (valid for 90 minutes on so many bus routes within Verona central area) costs € 1.30 from ATV ticket offices or any newsagents shops in Verona Porta Nuova. Buying it directly from the bus driver costs € 2.00. You can also buy a bus ticket from one of several parking ticket machines scattered around town for € 1.10.

Buses 11, 12 or 13 run frequently between Verona Porta Nuova and the Arena (stop: Piazza Bra). The journey time is 10 minutes. Buses 21, 22, 23, 24 and 61 from the trip Porta Nuova Castelvecchio and Porta Borsari.

Verona has a city bike rental scheme. It has a registration cost of either € 30 annually, € 5 weekly or € 2 daily and is free for 30 minutes, then costs 50c, then 75c for each consecutive 30 minutes up to an hour after which the rate increases. Registration can be done online at https://www.bikeverona.it/

Verona was taken over by the Roman Empire in the first century AD and many Roman-era ruins have been preserved, notably the Arena (which is in the same style as Rome's Colisseum). Most of the historical sights, but date to the last 800 years. If you are keen on art history, Verona offers a golden opportunity to see the transition of Western European art from the late Middle Ages to the early Renaissance style, with its rich offerings of 12 century churches and museums.

After the Roman Empire came the Republic of Venice from 853 AD until Napoleon Bonaparte conquered the republic. After the fall of Napoleon in 1815, the Austrian Empire took over the city until 1866.

Verona military importance under the Austrians also has left city fortifications and an excellent castle. Look out for architectural details related to the Scaligeri (or della Scala) family who ruled the city from the 12th to 14th centuries: their family emblem is a ladder that appears in many places around Verona (scale is Italian for 'head').

  • The arena. [5]. A huge, spectacular Roman amphitheater, the outside is crumbling but still works today. Erected in an elliptical shape in the first century AD, it is the third largest amphitheater in the ancient world to survive. Much of the outer ring was damaged during the 1117 earthquake, but the inner part is still intact. If you can, plan your trip during the opera season and see a performance in the arena. Ouside of the opera season you can visit it during the day. # 160; to edit

Juliet's house and balcony

  • Juliet's house (Casa di Giulietta), Via Cappello (right on Piazza delle Erbe). Allegedly the location of the famous balcony is said to be the love scene from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The house is an important destination for tourists on pilgrimage, as the small courtyard is usually packed with teenagers in love taking photos of themselves on the famous balcony. In fact, the house has no connection with Shakespeare's fictional characters - although the house is old, the balcony was added in 1936 and declared to be "Juliet's house" to attract tourists. You can visit the house yourself (€ 4 entry) - it contains a sparse collection of Renaissance frescoes rescued from other ruined palaces, and the bed from Zeffirelli's 1968 film, but not much more.
    The balcony overlooks a small courtyard contains a statue of Juliet. There's an incredible amount of graffiti and general scrawling on the walls, floors, seats, anything that will hold ink - there's a tradition of writing love messages to Juliet, and visitors leaving chewing notes, trinkets, and bits of gum shaped into love hearts . Juliet's house is a popular romantic shrine, but its popularity belies its worth; Compared to some of the treasures of the Verona area, Juliet's house has very little to offer. # 160; to edit

So if Juliet lived here, what about Romeo? A few streets away the house at 4, Via Arche Scaligere has been designated as his home. It's private, there isn't much to see other than a sign on the wall.

  • Roman amphitheater (Teatro Romano). Across the river on the hill, northeast of town. # 160; to edit
  • Scaliger Castle. # 160; to edit
  • Castel. A 14th century, red brick fortified castle on the banks of the Aldige River. The main castle buildings house the City Art Museum which one

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    packed with a rich collection of medieval sculptures and Renaissance paintings. In addition to the museum, the extensive castle wall is great for exploring - great for families with children wandering around castle fortifications. The Castel has an adjoining bridge over the river that is open the time everything - walk over the bridge for some fantastic views of the castle on the river. # 160; to edit

  • Piazza delle Erbe. Home of the forum in Roman times this is still a focal point of the city. Includes the 'Britney Verona' fountain, 14th century 'Gardello Tower' and a market, which while picturesque, seems to have become another tourist cliché during its recent renovation. # 160; to edit
  • Lamberti Tower (Torre dei Lamberti). Completed in 1463, this is the tallest of Verona towers. The distinctive bell tower looms over the Piazza delle Erbe, and you enter through the castle courtyard. While there are 238 steps to the top, there is an elevator! Views from the top are breathtaking. # 160; to edit
  • Porta Borsari. The remains of a Roman gate, dates to at least the 2nd century AD, but is almost certainly older. # 160; to edit
  • Giardino Giusti. One of the most important Italian Renaissance / Mannerist gardens, with grottos, fire breathing masks carved into the hillside, etc. # 160; to edit
  • Verona Cathedral (Duomo di Verona). Romanesque facade built by the Veronese architect Nicolò to replace an 8th century church that was consecrated in 1187 during the 1117 earthquake, the church features an ornate marble; their pillars are supported by two griffins. Stone reliefs around the door close biblical scenes. The smaller side door is also worth a look - medieval carvings are Jonah being swallowed by a whale. Inside, the nave has many Gothic changes and oil paintings around the side chapels include the addition of Titan. The Romanesque baptismal font adjoining the Sant’Elena chapel is preserved, with its exquisite marble font and collection of medieval paintings. # 160; to edit
  • San Giorgetta. A small chapel right next to San’Anastasia. Easily overlooked, this church s richly adorned with early Renaissance frescoes of the walled garden of the Virgin Mary. # 160; to edit

San Zeno Maggiore

  • St. Zeno's Basilica. located a little outside the center. A 10-15 minute walk from the Castellvecchio but well worth a stroll as it is possibly the richest in devotional artwork and monument preservation in Verona. The church is dedicated to Verona patron saint, Zeno, a 4th century North Africa and a keen fisherman, the Bishop of Verona in 363. Zeno's tomb lies in an atmospheric shrine in the church's lower church, and he is also commemorated with a grin medieval statue of Zeno in full episcopal robes, dangling a golden fish on the end of a fishing rod. The entrance to the church is adorned with an ornate Romanesque facade by Nicolò; like the cathedral, this church was built after the earthquake of 1117. The church itself has been a center of European pilgrimage for centuries; Pilgrims were greeted by huge 10-meter frescoes of St. Peter, the patron saint of pilgrims. Visitors over the centuries have left their mark - pilgrims happily inscribed graffiti on the frescoes, and signatures dating from 1390 survive to this day. It is also left in 1865 by the invading Austrian graffiti. # 160; to edit
  • Other important churches are: Sant‘Anastasia, San Lorenzo Maggiore and San Fermo Maggiore
  • Castell San Pietro (St. Peter's Castle), (across the Ponte Pietra (Peter Bridge)). Climb the steps on the hill above the Roman amphitheater to Castell San Pietro. The former Austrian barracks dates back to the Austrian occupation of the left bank, and while the building is not open to the public, the views from the hill over Verona are spectacular. Go in the early evening and enjoy a romantic sunset for free! # 160; to edit
  • Roman theater. Where theatrical performances take place as before. It is also the seat of the Archaeological Museum .
  • Juliet's grave. at the Capuccin Church, which is also the houses Antonian Fresco Museum .
  • Climb to the top of the Lamberti Tower (or take the elevator if you are unable to).
  • Climb the narrow stairs to Castel San Pietro and enjoy the impressive view over the roofs
  • Shop till you fall on Verona golden mile.
  • Take bus 41 for a breathtaking view of S. Maria di Lourdes Sanctuary, placed on the edge of the highest hills in Verona.
  • Eat gelato in one of the Piazza Bra ‘ s many bars.
  • Stroll Carega Block (just ask for 'Carega', near the Duomo), near Garibaldi Bridge and experience traditional wine bars and cozy restaurants.
  • Take a short walk Castel San Pietro for a great vantage point on the city center.
  • In summer you can find an opera in the arena, the Roman amphitheater.
  • Hire a guide for a city tour or a wine tour in Valpolicella or Soave
  • Visit the Christmas markets on winter vacation
  • If you'd rather find your way around the city on your own than with a guide, check out the Verona edition of whaiwhai. [6]. a series of travel guides that turn visits to Verona into fascinating ones Treasure hunt. # 160; to edit
  • To hear classical music at Filarmonic Theater, one of the oldest in Italy.
  • via Mazzini Verona is the golden mile of shopping, which will take you between Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe. Most of the big Italian labels are represented, and even if you can't afford them, it's great and shuttered to wander around.
  • Corso Porta Borsari is another elegant shopping street in Verona. There are very nice shops, like Lo Scrittorio, an old fashioned shop with paper and elegant pens and pencils.
  • Corso Santa Anastasia. This street is the center of the antique shops zone. Narrow streets where you can find authentic masterpieces.
  • The Veronese are very keen eaters Horse meat (cavallo ), A local specialty. Pastissada de caval. like a dish made from braised horse meat Picula de Caval .
  • Pizza isn't traditionally eaten locally, however pasta Dishes feature far on menus. To attempt Pizzocheri (Buckwheat pasta with cheese and sage), casoncelli (A type of ravioli) or bigoli (Thick spaghetti).
  • Casoela is a pig casserole and a Bollito Misto a mixture of cooked meat, usually served with pearà. a local sauce then you can only find in Verona.

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  • Al Carro Armato ('Armored Car' - Leonardos, not Mussolinis), Vicolo Gatto, 2, +39 045 803 0175 · carroarmato.it - ​​This is a delightfully atmospheric and good value restaurant / wine bar in the 'old canteen' style with common tables and paper placemats. The food is authentic Veronan but unobtrusive. There is an enormous, equally good value wine list, which, however, increases to suit all budgets.
  • Cat Alley it is not easy to find. Best suited for facing the (nominal) western front of S. Anastasia via Massalongo and then to the right in the direction of v. Trotta. Vicolo Gatto is a few dozen meters further on the left. There is also an entrance on Via Massalongo itself. Opera visitors should note the late opening hours. Highly recommended, but it helps if you can speak Italian. Not that they're snooty trying to understand one, they're not Venetians after all.
  • Al‘Duomo. Via Duomo 7, Tel. 045 800 4505. Excellent family run restaurant, right next to the Duomo ((as the name suggests) it's popular with the local Veronese (a good sign) and with a menu full of local specialties.You'll find this is a good place to mix in with the local scene, and friendly staff that you don't know will help on the menu. On Wednesday, Al 'Duomo is hosting a local mandolin ensemble, so if you're on a traditional music tour, put this on your list. As it is a popular place, reservations are recommended. The menus are not too expensive, around € 15-20 a head (plus wine).
  • Osteria Pigna. Via Pigna 4 / b Tel: 045 800 4080. Great restaurant with a really authentic feel. Not far from the cathedral, this restaurant offers excellent service and it is recognized as a great place to eat by the locals. You have the choice between 6 day menus, dishes ranging from 10 to 12 EUR including wine, water and coffee. The food is excellent and the service impeccable.

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Avoid the hordes of tourists in Piazza Bra and head to Piazza delle Erbe. At least something is real, this piazza has a number of good bars where you can sit and enjoy a coffee or aperitif in the sun. Great for your coffee in the morning and drinks in the evening.

  • Caffè Borsari (formerly "Tubino"), Corso Porta Borsari 15, is a small roaster that serves the best coffee in town. MANY Veronese buy freshly ground coffee here. The Viennese cappuccino (with cream) is a must.
  • rain. Via Stella 13A. Be sure to check out Verona's newest wine bar and jazz club. Located in the heart of Verona, this bar offers a great atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine, nibble something to eat and listen to great music. The owners, the brothers Giuseppe and Riccardo Zambelli Regen, offer visitors the warmth one expects in Italy. Giuseppe (you can call him Joe) is fluent in English. Ask him about the region if you have any questions.
  • Rossa di Verona only in the city of Verona and its surroundings is a local beer with a unique taste served. It may not be found in supermarkets, but many restaurants in Verona sell them. A must try for beer lovers!

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Verona is frequented annually by millions of tourists so you will be able to choose among the many different accommodation options, all much cheaper than near Venice. Whatever it is essential Booked hotel accommodation on the days when the annual opera arena performances fdsa take place. Turn on spec or late and it's possible to find every bed taken in town.

In the city you will find famous luxury hotels, such as Due Torri or Accademia. There are many charming little B&B and farm holidays in the nearby province.

There are three there Youth hostels in Verona, all are within walking distance of the city center and a short bus ride from the main train station (Porta Nuova). A tourist map, obtained from the station's tourist office, will show you their locations. The northeasternmost hostel of the trio, near Piazza Isolo (regular buses from Porta Nuova has an impressive converted Renaissance complex complete with porticoes, terraces and a large wooded garden, dorm beds for only € 15 per person, with a passable Breakfast.

Also check out several small bed & breakfasts in the immediate province, finally a car rental for 30 € / day and a significant saving on the nightly fee is an acceptable turnaround. Especially when you need the car to visit the surrounding area.

There is also one campsiteCampeggio Castel San Pietro with a spectacular view over the city and about 15 minutes walk from the center. Peaceful, low budget, lush vegetation. Also cabins and tents-for-rental. Via Castel San Pietro, 2 - Tel / Fax +39 045592037 http://www.campingcastelsanpietro.com [7] E-mail: [email protected]

Verona hotel list on http://www.listaviaggi.com [8]

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  • Il Ghiro B&B. Via Negrelli 21 (Verona center), ☎ +39 329 4959620 ([email protected]), [9]. A few minutes walk from the train station and from the Arena, just 15 minutes drive from the motorway, leaving Verona Nord or Verona Sud, with free parking; All tourist attractions in a few minutes on foot. Two colored and cozy double rooms. English and German spoken. Price for 1 double room: Euro 60.00 / night with breakfast, free WiFi and a parking space. # 160; to edit
  • B&B Sommavalle. Via Marsala, 93, tel .: +39 348 8101844 (Fax: +39 045 8344343, email: [email protected] ) [10] quiet, low budget, spacious bed & breakfast, only 15 minutes walk to the city center, surrounded by nature. Huge room around 60 EUR.
  • Agriturismo Sommavalle. Via Sommavalle 9 / a, tel.:+39 346.140.4242 - (Fax. +39 045.835.0502, email: [email protected] ‘, [11]. The hotel is located in the suburb of Torricelle north of Verona, 4 km from the historic center; it is located in a sunny and panoramic area on the south side of a hill over 300 meters above sea level. It can be easily reached by car or with the city bus service. Reaching the train station (Verona Porta Nuova) will be around 20 minutes by car. Nice room for 70 EUR.

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  • Ca Vendramin apartment. Via Dietro Filippini 2, Verona. [12]. The hotel is located in the quiet Filippini area, next to the arena (a 5 minute walk). Prices from € 40 per person # 160; to edit
  • B&B Mambrotta (Agriturismo Verona Mambrotta), via Case Nove 3. ☎ +39 329.2322572 ([email protected] Fax. +39 045.8820029), [13]. B&B Mambrotta, 14 km from Verona city center. The B & B is located just 2 minutes from the A4 motorway VERONA EST exit, in a quiet and beautiful setting of the Venetian plain, in Mambrotta village. It is only 20 minutes by car to Verona Arena Opera and the city of Soave; it is only 18 minutes by car to Verona fair show and exhibitions [14]. # 160; to edit
  • Veronesi La Torre Airport Hotel. Via Monte Baldo 22, Dossobuono di Villafranca. ☎ +39 0458604811. [15]. Right next to Verona Airport (Valerio Catullo). Veronesi La Torre is a former convent renovated into a 4-star hotel. Has 78 hotel rooms. Prices from € 94 # 160; to edit
  • Grand Hotel Verona - Corso Porta Nuova, 105 - Cap: 37122, Verona, Italy. [16]. Telephone +39 045 595600 • Fax +39 045 596385. An elegant aristocratic building with paintings and sculptures by some of the best Italian artists of the 20th century, for this luxury four star hotel in Verona. From the Grand Hotel you can easily walk to the famous Arena and the other attractions of the historic center of Verona.
  • Hotel Gardenia. Via Unità d’Italia, 350 (San Michele Komparse - VR), Tel. +39 45 972122 (Fax: +39 45 8920157, email: [email protected] ) [17]. High quality service with rooms from around € 80.
  • Hotel Italia Verona - Via Gofreddo Mameli, 58 - Cap: 37216, Verona, Italy. [18]. Telephone +39 045 918088 • Fax +39 045 8348028. Thanks to its large conference room, restaurant and convenient location near the main train station and downtown Verona, this excellent and economic three-star hotel is one of the best accommodations for business and leisure travelers Vacationers come to Verona, the romantic city of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Hotel Montemezzi. Via Verona, 92, Tel: +39 045.7363566 Fax: +39 045.7364888, [19].
  • Agriturismo Ca‘del Ferro. Located 15 km from the center of Verona, this bed and breakfast (country house) is ideal for relaxing and enjoying homemade jams, cakes and muffins for breakfast! The rooms are very cozy and spacious and the owner is very helpful and friendly. You do need to have a car to get there and get around, but it is conveniently located if you are planning to travel to the Veneto region or if you are thinking of staying in Verona for 1 or 2 weeks. Single rooms for € 45- € 50 and double rooms from € 75. They all have their own beautiful colored bathroom [20].
  • *Hotel Siena. Via Marconi, 41, Tel: +39 045.8003074 Fax: +39 045.8002182 [21]
  • Delo relay is a charming farmhouse in the Veneto hills a few kilometers from the center of Verona. The property has 4 standard rooms, 2 junior suites and 2 suites. Price range: open all year round from € 130 to € 200. Delo - 37141 Verona - Tel +39 045 4858380 / Fax +39 045 4858395 Mail: [email protected] [22]
  • Hotel Postumia (Hotel Postumia), Via Cavour, 71 - Dossobuono (Verona). ☎ +39 0458600671. [23]. # 160; to edit
  • Verona Hotel CTC Hotel Verona Via Monte Pastello, 28-37057, San Giovanni Lupatoto (VR) - Tel: 045 875 4111

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  • Gardaland Resort Hotel. Via Palu‘1, Castelnuovo del Garda 37014, Verona, Italy. ☎ + 39-045-6404000 ([email protected] Fax. + 39-045-6404444). The official theme park Gardaland Hotel is located on the shores of Lake Garda. [24] gt; # 160; to edit

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The area around Verona gives access to some of Italy's most spectacular landscapes - in the north you have rolling hills with vineyards and small towns, in the west you have Lake Garda (Lake Garda ).

  • Drive to the nearby Valpolicella valley. known for its renowned Amarone, Recioto and Valpolicella as well as for its old villa wines.
  • Garda lake can be easily reached from Verona for a day trip. The buses run by APTV (the regional bus company) leaving from Porta Nuova - catch one 62-64 bus in the morning from the train station or from Corso Porta Nuova (boulevard south of Piazza Bra). It takes about 2-3 hours to reach the pretty towns of Malcesine or Torbole, depending on sea traffic (which can be difficult). Get a schedule (orario ) From the tourist office or from the APTV Transport website [25] (Lake Garda is in Zone C). Tickets can be bought from the tobacco shop on the street or on the bus.

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