Discover wonderful Verona with City Sightseeing
Well known as the setting for the story of Romeo and Juliet, historic Verona Italy is a tangle of its storied past and modern industry. One of the most powerful cities during the early rule of the Roman Empire, the old city of Verona is one of the best-preserved sections in the country. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, thanks 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.
Absorb the culture and plan your stay from the top of a double-decker bus!
Hop off at Castelvecchio, a medieval castle ready for you to explore. This fortified castle along the Adige River was the residence of the Scaligeri family, who ruled Verona. The Castelvecchio is now a museum within a museum where you can discover art collection housed within. Marvel at the richly decorated interior of the Romanesque styled Duomo (Verona’s Cathedral). If you appreciate the work of Shakespeare, particularly the story of Romeo and Juliet, then you will be fascinated by Casa Giulietta, the Cappelletti House (better known as the Capulets). See the balcony, courtyard and take time out to purchase souvenirs. Further more you can hop off at Tomba Giulietta which is a former convent, dating from the thirteenth century. The tradition and the imagination of the city’s residence look on it as the burial place of the heroine of Romeo and Juliet. There are plenty of things to do in the city for shoppaholics too. Via Mazzini is the busiest and most fashionable street in the city and is famous for its shops and boutiques; it can be found near stop 1 at the North end of Piazza Bra. You may also wish to take a stroll through Corso Porta Borsari, another street famous for its designer clothes and shoe shops.
Plenty of things to do by day or night in one of Italy’s most romantic cities
Enjoy a spellbinding evening of opera at Verona’s magnificent Arena. It is traditional for many opera spectators to seek refreshments after the performance in the conveniently located restaurants. These can be found in the streets around the Amphitheatre and in the surrounding area of Piazza delle Erbe, until the early hours of the morning. Verona is rich with restaurants and pizzerias which offer a range of traditional dishes, like gnocchi, various types of soups and risotto. There are also bars and clubs in the city, with the most popular ones located in the historic city centre.