Getting to Verona
Exploring on Foot
Verona offers an abundance of fascinating sights to explore, including:
Juliet's House and the Path to Love
One of the places we visited was the famous Juliet’s House, renowned for its association with the balcony scene from Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” We explored the house and admired the statue of Juliet in the courtyard. The entire area was quite crowded, including the balcony, so we decided not to go up. Nevertheless, we were able to capture the iconic photo with the Juliet statue. It’s worth noting that tradition holds that touching Juliet’s breast is believed to bring good luck in love, while touching her belly is associated with fertility.
Unfortunately, unlike in the movie “Letters to Juliet,” we couldn’t attach letters directly to the house’s wall – a dream I had cherished since childhood.
Tomba di Giulietta
Verona Arena: A Heritage of Antiquity
The Verona Arena, a well-preserved Roman amphitheater, is a stunning testament to ancient architecture. This impressive monument now serves as a venue for operas and concerts. A visit to the Arena not only provides insights into its historical significance but also offers the opportunity to attend an event and experience the acoustic masterpiece.
Castelvecchio: A Castle with History
Castel San Pietro and Panoramic View
From Castel San Pietro, you can enjoy not only stunning architecture but also breathtaking views of the city. This spot offers a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and is perfect for watching the sunset and admiring Verona’s skyline.
Our Accommodation: Hotel San Marco
Culinary Highlights in Verona
- Osteria al Borgo: This restaurant impressed us with its unique dishes that showcased traditional Italian cuisine in a new light.
- Il Localino: Here, we enjoyed excellent local wine that perfectly complemented the delicious meals.
- Pizzeria Vesuvio: This pizzeria right by the water offers breathtaking views and delicious pizzas. A perfect place to end the day.
Shopping in Verona
Verona is also a paradise for shopping enthusiasts. The city offers a wide range of shops, including luxury stores, tourist boutiques, local markets and regular shops. Here, everyone can shop to their heart’s content and find souvenirs.