Verona - What to do in this shakespearean city

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Verona - What to do in this shakespearean city

A city of a classical love story in the English litterature, Verona is a must-visit destination. Although "Romeo and Juliet" was a tragic, Verona is a absolutely animated city, with old buildings, antique citi centers, traditional shops and a variety of ancient Roman architectures.

Transportation and navigation

Verona has a well-developed infrastructure with a system of trains, buses and highways connecting the city to many other parts of the country. In fact, Verona is the second largest city in Veneto region, behind Venice. Traveling to Verona is easy with buses or trains.

Trains and buses

There are up to 5 trains arriving hourly from Venice to Verona. Tickets cost from 6€ to 16€, sold from the ticket machines at the station or on the app Omio. Buse are availabe on the app Flixbus, a bus company specializing in transit from one city to another in Europe for a lower cost than trains and airplanes.


Verona is pedestrian friendly. Same with oher city, the bus station and the train stations are not very far from the center, about 10 minutes walking. For tourist who don't have access to 4G in Europe when arriving from your home country, you can buy a data plan for about 25€ from Mobile networks companies like Wind or Vondafone. In case you don't have a data plan, you can download Google Map to your phone and look it up while on the go


Verona has her own traditional cuisine, a lot of them are risotto, dish with Italian rice. You would have to skip the restaurants near the station and wait till you reach the area around the Piazza delle Erbe, market square. Then you find around you many authentic Italia restaurants. Amarone risotto; Risotto Tastasal; Pastissada de caval; Handmade pasta; Polenta.Baci di Giulietta – pastry names the “kisses of Juliet”.


Pizzeria Du De Cope
Galleria Pellicciai, 10, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

Locanda 4 Cuochi
Via Alberto Mario, 12, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

La Taverna di Via Stella
Via Stella, 5c, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

Come to La Taverna  di Via  Stella to try traditional Veronese dishes like pastissada  (horse stew),  bigoli  with duck ragù  and Lessinia cheeses from Monte Veronese.

Pescheria I Masenini
Piazzetta Pescheria, 9, 37121 Verona VR, Italy


With a history spanning over 2000 years since the Roman Empire, Verona offer a deep cultural understand of Italy when you visit its architecture and local lives. Although the Romeo & Juliet love story is fictional, the city has built a 14th century balcony in the 1930s and named it Casa di Giulietta (house of Juliet) in the street Via Cappello.

Photo by Maksym Harbar on Unsplash

Juliet’s House
Via Cappello, 23, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

Verona has an smaller version of the “coloseum”, called Area. The entrance ticket is €10, with opera festival celebrated in the summer.

Verona Arena Bra, 1, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

Some other places worth visiting to understand the history of the city better:

Galleria d'Arte Moderna Achille Forti
Cortile Mercato Vecchio, 6, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Basilica di Santa Anastasia
Piazza S.Anastasia, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

Castelvecchio Museum
Corso Castelvecchio, 2, 37121 Verona VR, Italy

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