Verona Holidays

Discover medieval marvels, Italian romance and outstanding opera on dreamy Verona holidays.

Whether you’re scribbling a love letter on the stone walls beneath Juliet’s balcony or shopping at Chanel along glitzy Via Mazzini, you’ll feel the star-crossed lovers’ vibe throughout holidays to Verona. One night you could be watching Aida in a breathtaking 2000-year-old Roman open-air amphitheatre, the next joining the sleek and stylish on their evening passeggiata underneath the ancient gate of Porta Borsari. Then there’s the refreshing taste of raspberry and lemon gelato as you stroll though Piazza di Signori lapped by glorious Renaissance palazzi, and a glass lift ride up to the marble-clad roof of 12th-Century Torre dei Lamberti for panoramic city views.

We’ve been to Verona and love this wistful little part of the world. From the melody of church bells tolling every hour at the Gardello Tower to a glass of sparkling Chiaretto on a pretty terrace, there’s plenty of ‘lost-in-time’ vibes inside the historic centre. We love the blend of Renaissance and Gothic architecture, the fresco-filled churches and the bewitching Italianate Giusti Gardens.

Away from impressive defensive fortresses and intricate architecture hidden inside the city gates is a world of hilltop villages and Veronese vineyards – a Valpolicella masterpiece of wine and whim that gives Tuscany a run for its money.

Give us a call or pop into your local store and we’ll tailor make your perfect Verona holiday.

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Verona Hotels

Our recommendations for the best places to stay in Verona

Hotel Giberti

Recently renovated, this centrally located hotel is within walking distance of Verona’s historic...

NH Collection Palazzo Verona

This welcoming retreat in the heart of Verona offers a beguiling mix of modern comfort and histor...

Hotel Touring Verona

This boutique hotel, in an impeccably restored Liberty-style building, offers fresh contemporary...

Get to know Verona and those important practicalities when planning your perfect holiday.

Capital
TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT +1 hour

CURRENCY

Euro

FLYING TIME TO DESTINATION

2 hours

RELIGION

Christianity (Roman Catholic)

LANGUAGE

Italian

Where is Verona?
Verona is one of Italy’s smaller cities and lies in the Veneto region, just 75 miles north of Venice. The eastern bank of Lake Garda is just 30 minutes away and the two destinations work perfectly as a twin centre.

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Café culture
In the heart of the city is the picturesque Piazza del Erbe, a bustling square on the former site of the Roman Forum. The square's colourful market, frescoed buildings, soaring 12th-Century tower and ornate fountain topped with a Roman statue dubbed the 'Virgin of Verona' make this scenic spot a great place for people-watching. Buzzing cafés, restaurants and bars line the square, and it’s dramatically lit up at night when it hosts everything from live music and performance art to author readings and silent discos.

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Verona icons
Reverberating with the classical tones of Aida and Carmen, the Roman amphitheatre of the Verona Arena sits in the bustling Piazza Brà, and once the stage of the famed Roman games and battle ground of gladiators, today it’s the setting for some of the world’s most dramatic operatic performances. On the opposite side of the River Adige, Verona’s Roman Theatre was carved into the hillside to make great use of its stunning surrounds below and beyond.

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Getting around
The compact city is easily walkable and exploring by bicycle is also a charming way to see the sights. There are designated taxi ranks throughout the city and a great network of buses with daily passes available to buy.

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Food & drink
The food scene in Verona is exceptional. There are plenty of authentic food experiences to be had, whether you’re eating at a family-run osteria or in an atmospheric converted church. Expect candlelit wine cellars, informal trattorias and plenty of fine dining. Local specialities include risotto all’Amarone, bigoli and all different kinds of gnocchi. There are also refreshing fruit cups and gelato, charcuterie and cheese boards, and of course those famous Valpolicella reds and sparkling rosé Chiarettos.

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