- Explore this historical Roman city with streets of stunning pink marble buildings
- A relaxed, friendly city where everything is within walking distance
- Nestled by the banks of the Adige river, Verona is surrounded by vineyards and golden fields
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Verona · 23km · 30 minutes
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So what's it like?
Founded during Roman times, there are still many ancient monuments to be seen including the Arena, famous for its summer opera performances. Verona also has castles, a fascinating medieval city centre, which is now pedestrianised and comes alive in summer with open air markets and of course 'Juliet's balcony' - made famous by William Shakespeare's 'star-cross'd lovers', Romeo and Juliet.
Relax and discover
Founded during Roman times, 'Fair Verona' is home to Italy's third largest, and best preserved amphitheatre where you can enjoy live opera in the open-air. Haggle for a souvenir in the bustling market at Piazza Erbe, before wandering down the side streets to find the house of Juliet. An elegant balcony hangs above the courtyard and is the supposed inspiration for Shakespeare's 'star cross'd lovers'. Peek at the hundreds of love letters adorning the walls - left by today's romantic couples hoping for Juliet's blessing.
Not only do our city breaks make the perfect additions to holidays on the lakes or in the Dolomites, they're also great as stand alone holidays with flights, transfers and accommodation included. 3, 4 and 7 night short breaks are available in Verona at the Hotel Giulietta & Romeo, Hotel Giberti and the Hotel Grand.
Verona itself has specialities of its own, risotto radicchio or bigoli pasta are definitely worth a try. For the more adventurous pallet a bowl of pasta with ragù di asino is a must - donkey sauce is a regional speciality after all. No meal is complete without gelato. Head to one of the many Gelateria's and be spoilt for choice with more flavours than you could imagine.
Strut your stuff on the russet marbled streets of Via Mazzini - the place to be seen in early evening, where you'll find Gucci and Versace's shop windows filled with the latest must-have designs. Wander through Piazza Bra, bustling with outdoor diners, and enjoy Veronese specialities washed down with the local Valpolicella or Soave wines. After dinner Verona buzzes with late night bars, ice cream parlours and nightclubs, there's something for everyone so you're unlikely to want an early night.
Verona is a compact city and the best way to see it is by foot. The main points of interest, such as the Roman Arena and the Castel Vecchio, are in the centre.
Verona has no rep, you will be given a welcome pack and contact number on arrival.
How to book: • Select your chosen opera within your holiday dates. Please do not book a performance for the day of your arrival • Un-numbered places sitting on stone steps can be pre-booked or booked locally. Numbered seats are available on request • Numbered seats cannot be cancelled or refunded. Un-numbered seats cannot be cancelled or refunded within 7 days • Opera excurions cannot be booked within 14 days of departure • All bookings are subject to availability and specific performance dates cannot be guaranteed • No children under 4 years allowed • The 14 June, 15 and 20 August 2013 can only be booked locally subject to availability.
Please note: The opera is open-air. In the unlikely event of poor weather, refunds on the cost of the ticket are only available under exceptional circumstances. No refunds will be given on the transport to and from Verona. Transport is not included for those staying in Verona city hotels.
If you want a taste of life in one of Italy's great cities you can either add a stay to your existing holiday or book a standalone trip including flights, transfers and accommodation. In Verona we have three, four and seven night short breaks available at the Hotel Giulietta & Romeo, Hotel Giberti and the Hotel Grand.
Twin centre suggestion
Why not combine a stay at the Hotel Giberti in Verona with a stay at the Hotel Excelsior Bay in Malcesine, a fantastic way to experience the contrasts between an Italian city and the beautiful Lake Garda. Transfer to your second centre is by coach or minibus and may be via Verona Airport.