Tourist Places to Visit in Verona, Italy, Europe

Tourist Places to Visit in Verona, Italy, Europe

Verona is a city as well as province belonging to the region of Veneto in Italy covering an area of 206.63 sq. km. Due to its artistic heritage, the city of Verona was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Other than historical sites, Verona is also famous for its palatial annual fairs and upgraded infrastructure.


Geography of Verona:

Verona is geographically positioned between 45°26′ N latitude and 10°59′ E longitude at an altitude of 59 meters, about 115 km west of the regional capital, Venice and 505 km north of the national capital, Rome.


History of Verona:

The history of Verona dates back to 89 BC when it became a colony of the Roman Empire. Verona was also ruled by the Ostrogoths, the Lombards and many other renowned empires. The major historical landmarks in Verona include the Verona Arena, the Porta Borsari, the San Zeno Basilica and the Ponte Scaligero.


Connectivity to Verona:

Verona is served by airport, situated around 5 km southwest of the city centre operating flights to and from Rome, Frankfurt, Catania, Paris,  London Gatwick, Vienna, Palermo, and Manchester.

The Azienda Trasporti Verona is a bus operator serving Verona city with both luxury and general buses.

Verona Porta Nuova Railway Station is the major railway station in Verona and operates trains to Milan, Venice, Bologna and Munich.

Bikes are available for local travel, costing €2 per day.


Culture, Food and shopping in Verona:

The Verona Arena is the most famous cultural centre in Verona with regular opera performances other grand cultural events.

The major shopping streets in Verona are as follows:

  • Corso Santa Anastasia
  • Corso Porta Borsari
  • Via Mazzini

Tourists can reach the following food corners to taste some mouthwatering and international delicacies:

  • Cat Alley
  • Al Carro Armato
  • Osteria Pigna
  • Al’ Duomo


Places to see in Verona:

Verona Arena:

The Verona Arena is a huge splendid Roman amphitheatre constructed in the 1st Century AD. Its exterior was heavily damaged during the 1117’s earthquake but its interior is still good in condition, used for regular opera performances.


Basilica of St Zeno:

Situated in Piazza San Zeno in Verona, the Basilica of St Zeno is a well preserved basilica dating back to the 1135 and it features a Romanesque architecture style. It is devoted to the patron saint of Verona, Zeno.


Verona Cathedral:

The Verona Cathedral or Duomo di Verona was built in 1187 in the Romanesque style of architecture. An inwrought marble Romanesque façade is the highlight of the church and the church is located in Piazza Duomo in Verona.


List of other places of interest in Verona includes:

  • Sant’Anastasia
  • Ponte Pietra
  • Piazza delle Erbe
  • Piazzale Castel San Pietro
  • Villa Mosconi Bertani
  • Piazza dei Signori
  • Via Mazzini
  • Giardino Giusti
  • Church Santa Maria in Organo
  • Arche Scaligere
  • Parco Sicurta
  • Villa InCanto Opera Lirica
  • Biblioteca Capitolare
  • Museo Archeologico
  • Porta dei Borsari


Best time to visit Verona:

The months between May and September will be best to trip historical Verona.


Accommodation options in Verona:

There are loads of top class hotels in Verona serving tourists with lots of love and care with upgraded facilities such as airport shuttle, arrangement of vehicle for local travel, spa, sauna, 24 hour room service, doctor on call and babysitting facility. List of the major hotels in Verona include:

  • Giulietta e Romeo Hotel
  • Sogno di Giulietta
  • Escalus Luxury Suites Verona
  • Palazzo Victoria
  • Accademia Hotel
  • Hotel Gabbia d’Oro
  • BEST WESTERN Hotel Firenze
  • La Grotta Hotel
  • Grand Hotel Verona
  • Best Western Hotel Armando
  • Due Torri Hotel
  • Hotel Antica Porta Leona
  • BEST WESTERN Hotel De Capuleti
  • Park Hotel Elefante
  • Montresor Hotel Palace
  • Crowne Plaza Hotel Verona

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