Verona Tourist Information and Tourism

(Verona, Veneto, Italy)

Rooftop cityscape pictureThe setting of Shakespeare's famous, fictional play Romeo and Juliet, Verona is often referred to as 'Italy's Little Rome' (Piccola Roma) due to its rich history. Old Verona (Centro Storico) is fairly small in size and is cram-packed with interesting buildings and squares, being surrounded by lengthy city walls and relatively simple to navigate your way around.

Historical highlights include the 18th-century Piazza Bra and its many surrounding palaces, together with its beautiful Renaissance garden, the Giardino Giusti, where it is reputed that Mozart used to enjoy a stroll. The main Veronese tourism outlet is located along the Via degli Alpini, while further tourist information is available at the branch at the Piazza dell'Arena, at the train station and at the Valerio Catullo Villafranca International Airport.

City picture of the Adige River

Verona Tourist Information and Tourism: Top Sights

Whilst it is true to say that a number of the attractions in Verona are related to Romeo and Juliet, such as Romeo's House (Montecchi House) and the actual balcony where Juliet was once depicted, at the Casa di Giulietta, many others are on a completely different theme altogether. These include the Cathedral of Verona itself and the Castelvecchio fortress, along with a series of churches, such as both the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and the San Giorgio in Braida. More information about Verona Tourist Attractions.

Photo of the historical Piazza BraVerona is a wealthy and beautiful city and tourists will find that this status is very much reflected in its extravagant landmarks and public squares. The historical Piazza delle Erbe is one such square and today serves as a lively marketplace, complete with 14th-century fountain. Very hard to miss is the Torre di Lamberti, a tall tower which presides high over central Verona, while for something a little older, the Arena di Verona is a restored Roman amphitheatre and quite a sight to behold. More information about Verona Landmarks.

Image of the city centreA city with some quite ancient origins, the museums in Verona are brimming with information about local archaeological remains and bygone days. The Archaeological Museum is one for the history buffs, although Shakespeare fans may prefer to visit the site of Juliet's 'tomb', which is located within the Museum of Affreschi. If art is of interest, top Verona galleries include the Museo Pinacoteca Canonicale and also the Civico Museo d'Arte di Castelvecchio. More information about Verona Museums and Verona Art Galleries.

Picture of historic bridge spanning the Adige RiverThe region of Veneto offers a wealth of opportunities to those prepared to travel a little. One such attraction that tourists from Verona are strongly advised not to miss is Lake Garda. This picture-postcard lake is without doubt one of Italy's most magnificent lakes and is overflowing with interest. Also close to Verona is the Heritage Site of Vicenza, the medieval town of Mantova, and the valley of Valpolicella, where wine tasting is almost obligatory. More information about Verona Attractions Nearby.

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