This renowned city in Northern Italy is perfect for a relaxing, romantic break. Quieter than its neighbour Venice, Verona not only lets you step into the setting of an iconic Shakespearean play but also offers fabulous restaurants and postcard perfect landmarks.
Not just the setting of the world’s best known love stories, the city definitely has an air of romance; you just need to wander these fabulous Italian streets to feel it. Tourists often head to Juliet’s house to admire the romantic courtyard and take snapshots. And it’s easy to make your trip here extra special with so many great restaurants, wine bars and a visit to the remarkable Arena di Verona to attend the opera.
Be sure to spend time admiring the goings on and charming buildings in the Piazza delle Erbe; enjoying the market stalls and outdoor cafes. In fact the city is filled with beautiful structures so walk across the Ponte Scaligero, a fantastic Roman bridge in the centre of the city or marvel at the stunning frescos, structures and courtyard inside the Basilica di San Zen Maggiore. Furthermore if a visit to a city is never complete without a trip to a museum then the Archaeological Museum or the Castelvecchio Museum bursting with medieval and religious art are two of the city’s best.
With easy train access and only a ninety-minute drive to Venice, it is perfect for a day trip or to split your time between both beautiful, romantic cities. Like Verona, Venice is perfect to wander with stunning Renaissance architecture everywhere you look and dozens of churches, each with its own charm and history. Why not also take a gondola along Venice’s famous canals to really see the beauty of this incredible city. And of course the scenic and tranquil Lake Garda is not far from Verona either.