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 CopeGalleria Pellicciai, 10, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Locanda 4 CuochiVia Alberto Mario, 12, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
La Taverna di Via StellaVia 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 MaseniniPiazzetta 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.
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Juliet’s HouseVia 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 ArenaP.za Bra, 1, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Some other places worth visiting to understand the history of the city better:
Galleria d'Arte Moderna Achille FortiCortile Mercato Vecchio, 6, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Basilica di Santa AnastasiaPiazza S.Anastasia, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
Castelvecchio MuseumCorso Castelvecchio, 2, 37121 Verona VR, Italy
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