The city of Verona and its historic centre are undoubtedly full of characteristic sites, which are worth visiting at any time of the year…
The city of Verona and its historic centre are undoubtedly full of characteristic sites, which are worth visiting at any time of the year. The ideal starting point is the central Piazza Bra. Here you can admire the ancient walls of the Arena di Verona, home every year to one of the most famous opera festivals in Europe, and the Portoni della Bra (Gateways of Bra).
The city's many other monuments can be reached during a leisurely stroll that will leave you in awe at every step. Maybe starting from Corso Porta Nuova, continuing on along Via Mazzini, Verona’s "shopping street" which connects Piazza Bra to Piazza Erbe.
Other very important sites are Castelvecchio, the city's most imposing medieval monument, and the Arche Scaligere (Arches) and the Teatro Romano di Verona (Verona’s Roman Theatre) where theatrical performances are still held during the summer season; both are located centrally a few minutes' walk from the Arena and attract a lot of visitors.
A trip to Verona is not complete without a look at Juliet's house and its balcony, made famous throughout the world by William Shakespeare's tragic love story.
Verona and its territory are also rich in genuine and quality products, such as the Vialone Nano PGI rice, the only one in Italy to boast the European Protected Geographical Indication mark, Red Radicchio of Verona IGP, Monte Veronese cheese DOP, extra virgin olive oil Garda DOP, Chestnuts of San Zeno DOP. Products that become ingredients of exquisite recipes and that are accompanied with the DOC and DOCG wines of the area: from the Garda Riviera (Bardolino, Bianco di Custoza, Lugana), diSoave, Valpolicella and Valdadige, as well as the famous Amarone.
How to reach Verona:
- A.T.V. bus - Route 160, from the bus stop in Via San Giovanni Bosco, in front of the car wash – Cost of ticket: 4 euros – Journey time: 1 hour