VISIT VERONA: an itinerary for those who will stay only 24 hours!
Verona, Italy. Verona is the city of Romeo and Juliet, but also the city of opera and concerts at the Arena di Verona (Verona Arena), and often the location of interesting exhibitions.
I visited Verona several times, and I love visiting it on foot.
It’s a small city, but not too small, old with a romantic heart, and you can visit its most important monuments within 24 hours.
I will suggest you a short itinerary so that you can visit Verona within a day’s time.
You should start from here to visit Verona.
It’s a majestic castle built between 1354 and 1356 as a fortification, and today is the seat of the most important museum of the city.
You need at least two hours to visit it. For further information about its opening hours and tickets, visit the official website of the Castelvecchio museum.
Ponte Castelvecchio (Castelvecchio Bridge)
Also known as the Ponte Scaligero (the Scaliger Bridge), is the faithful rebuilding of the ancient bridge of the castle built between 1354 and 1356, that was destroyed in 1945, during XXII.
Piazza Bra and the Arena di Verona (the Verona Arena)
The majestic and ancient Arena di Verona (Verona Arena) dominates Piazza Bra. It is still used today to hold open-air concerts, from opera to rock music.
Going to a concert at the Arena di Verona (Verona Arena) is a pleasant and unforgettable experience. I heartily recommend it to you.
More info – Arena website
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This one of the ancient Roman gates in Verona, where travellers had to pay a tax to enter and exit the city.
The name “Borsari” derives from the guard soldiers who were paid the tax.
It’s the main church of Verona. The original building dates back to the 8th century, but it was rebuilt in 1100 in Gothic style after a massive earthquake.
The bell tower, instead, dates back to the 16th century.
Casa di Giulietta (House of Juliet)
According to some people, this is the house with the famous balcony of Juliet, the protagonist of the well-known tragedy by Shakespeare “Romeo and Juliet” set in Verona. But I don’t want to mislead you: this is not the most romantic place in the world, and maybe it will disappoint you.
It is a must see if you decide to visit Verona. It will be a crowded place, but go and see it!
Piazza delle Erbe
It’s the main square of Verona, and is located above the area of the ancient Roman forum. Here you can admire the medieval Torre dei Lamberti (the Lamberti Tower), open to the public and from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of Verona from above.
Is the shopping street of Verona, and connects Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Bra. Via Mazzini is a lively must-see place.