Set your scene in fair Verona
Located in Northern Italy, Verona is a revered city of cultural importance with a rich history. Tour the streets where Shakespeare laid the scene for two of his finest works. Romanesque edifices, Baroque mansions and Gothic styles sit side by side in an imposing and grand display. See the large stone gateways which once joined to the city walls. The Arco dei Gavi was built in honour of an important Veronese family; Porta Leoni is a ruin from the 1st century BC and is one of the city’s most ancient structures. Visit the Natural History Museum and Verona Cathedral and discover a collection of sculptures and statues housed in the palatial Castelvecchio Museum. Learn about the Scaliger dynasty, rulers of Verona in the 13th and 14th centuries. Five Gothic funerary monuments are positioned throughout Verona in memoriam to the family. For a relaxing experience enjoy a boat ride along the calming Adige River.
Made iconic by Shakespeare’s star crossed lovers, Verona is a magnificent Italian City and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander around the ancient city to see striking examples of Roman and Medieval architecture. Tour the crypts, cathedrals and ruins of a city popular with couples and those on honeymoon.
When to Go?
Influenced by the Mediterranean climate from Lake Garda, Verona has bright summers and cool yet warm winters. The humidity is constant throughout the year with sporadic showers occurring during any season. Visitors tend to travel to Verona during the summer months of July and August with average temperatures reaching 28°C. Plan your trip in early September to beat the crowds and enjoy warm weather.
How to Get There?
Verona is served by Verona International Airport (VRN) located 5km (approximately 3 miles) southwest of the city centre. Direct flights from UK airports including London, Manchester and Bristol arrive daily. A seasonal route is available from Southampton. Verona has scheduled flights throughout Europe and Asia. Flights from the UK to Verona take 2 hours.
No trip to Verona would be complete without paying homage to Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet. An iconic balcony with a bronze statue of Juliet standing underneath is located in the city centre; her bosom is polished as tourists over the ages have kissed it for prosperity. Notes, names and pictures line the walls of this decorated area. Head to the Basilica di San Zeno to tour the crypt known to be the place of Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage.
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