Adjacent to Lake Garda, Gardaland is an amazing place to spend a fantastic day of unlimited fun for the whole family: more than 32 rides, top quality shows and the first completely themed aquarium in Italy. The resort includes Gardaland, Gardaland Sea-Life, and the Gardaland Hotel.
Castelvecchio, meaning "Old Castle" in English is the most spectacular medieval building in Verona. This castle, built by Cangrande II of the Della Scala family (1354-1357), was intended both as a home and a set of fortifications. Today the castle harbors the Castelvecchio Museum.
Along history, Palazzo della Ragione has always had a central role hosting most important meetings and institutions in its inside. Located in the heart of the city, this amazing Romanesque building stands out for the red stripes on its walls, but it is mostly known for the treasures in its rooms, as well as the Ragione Stairs and the Lamberto Tower, from the top of which you can admire the entire city.
The Cathedral, which is dedicated to Santa Maria Matricolare is a must-see in Verona. A place full with history and beautiful frescos, art works and statues to admire. The Duomo, originally in Romanesque style, was re-built in the 12th century in Gothic style after an earthquake in 1117 that destroyed the two churches that previously had stood on the very same ground.
This Roman theatre was built in the end of the 1st century BC against the hill-side and restored in the first half of the 19th century. Today the ruins bear witness of the grandeur of the past. There is a museum connected with the theatre with lots of artefacts and statues from the Verona area and it offers a spectacular views over the city.
You will find Arena Museo Opera in the prestigious Palazzo Forti, only a few minutes from piazza delle Erbe, Verona city centre. Verona is a city that is worldwide famous for its opera festival and now there is a museum displaying Italian operatic culture in the forms of original documents, photographs, sketches, costumes and multimedia installations.
Located south-east of Molina, Parco delle Cascate di Molina has a spectacular natural setting with waterfalls, good paths and lovely views making it a perfect place to enjoy a picnic or just to stroll around for families, couples or friends. A hidden gem not to be missed.
Stroll around and enjoy this magnificent square called Piazza Bra. Although it is a typical tourist magnet, it is well worth the visit. Relax in one of the cafés or restaurants located on the square and admire the beautiful buildings around it. The small garden in the centre of the square with trees, flowers and a fountain is a great place where to unwind.
This mansion was created in the 1570's for Count Agostino Giusti and has been famous for a long time. Historical figures like Goethe and Mozart have visited this place. Here you will find a lush garden where to enjoy a quiet walk and beautiful sculptures to admire. According to a local myth, lovers who succeed to find each other in the small labyrinth by the garden are intended to stay together.
The Basilica of San Zeno, also called San Zeno Maggiore or San Zenone is a typical Italian church and a visit will awaken many thoughts and hopefully make you feel at peace. It is considered to be the most important medieval church in Verona and it was founded in the 5th century and rebuilt after the earthquake in 1117. You don't have to be religious to appreciate the architecture and the art work on display.
Located just off the piazza, The Scaliger Tombs or Arche scaligere are five Gothic monuments built in honour of the Scaliger family who ruled the city of Verona in the 14th century. The graves are in the shape of a small temple and considered to be the most outstanding examples of Gothic art. History is plentiful in Verona, and here it comes to life.
This is a historic and attractive osteria that serves typical Veronese cuisine. The risotto all’amarone (a typical red wine of the region) is highly recommended. You can also get a simple glass of wine with canapés here, the wine list is very good. During the opera season, this place is frequented by singers.
Located right opposite the Castelvecchio, this place has been called kitsch with old furniture and big mirrors, although many customers find it extremely charming. They serve for example roasted and boiled meats served with many kinds of sauces (try the pearà made of bread, pepper and marrow, green sauce and horse-radish sauce). Also, yummy pasta and risotto dishes are served.
Trattoria Il Pompiere is one of the oldest trattorias in Verona where you can sample typical local cooking in an authentic ambiance. The salted pork meats, and cheeses are highly recommended as well as the homemade tagliatelle. Complement your dinner with a selection from the extensive wine list.
Since 1961 this local favourite has been serving real Neapolitan pizza, all prepared with carefully chosen, top quality ingredients. Here you can try one of the best pizzas in Verona, which is small, round and crisp—as befits the local style. The place boasts famous people’s photos on its walls and has a very casual and friendly atmosphere.
Ikai is an authentic Japanese restaurant in Verona and owned by a Chinese. The atmosphere is little dark but modern and the food is served by friendly staff. Chefs prepares the food with fresh ingredients and serves big portions too. So, if you are craving for dishes like sushi, sashimi, classic tempura, Japanese grill food or noodle dishes, then this is the place to head for.
Opened its doors in 2004, Maharajah is the first authentic Indian Restaurant in Verona. It is conveniently located in the city centre, right next to the famous Arena but when dining here, it is like to have diner in India due to the vibrant, colourful and eastern charm ambience. It will truly be a unique dining experience!
Ristorante Cinese Asia is a typical Chinese restaurant with a wide menu of tasty quality dishes. Dishes like spring rolls, steam dumplings and noodles with mixed vegetables are all served here. The attentive staff are very friendly and serves food for a good price too.
Restaurant Antico Caffe Dante is beautifully situated on the Piazza dei Signori which is surrounded by historical buildings. The restaurant was founded in 1837 and offers gourmet food and fine wines. On the menu, you will find Mediterranean and Italian food, dishes like lamb with baked potato, risotto with Amarone wine and lobster ravioli.
Located off the tourist route, on the other side of the river, Officina dei Sapori is an elegant Italian / Mediterranean restaurant. Claimed to be a true hidden gem where the fish and seafood is the star and where the food is prepared respectfully and with love by the great chef Fabio Tammaro. The impeccable service, fresh, well-prepared dishes and the warm atmosphere attracts both locals and tourists alike.
La Costa in Bra claims to have been the first place in Verona to offer pizza, back in the day. At that point in time they were situated close to the place where Romeo and Juliet had their first kiss. Today they've moved to a more central location, in front of the Arena. Besides serving food and coffee, they also offer refreshing ice cream, made with natural and high quality ingredients.
Caffe Wallner, with a hip atmosphere and friendly service is located just few steps far from the Arena but away from the tourist-trap restaurants and cafes. Here you can enjoy tasty food or just a cup of strong coffee and if you have a sweet tooth pick a mouth-watering pastry, cake or ice cream.
In Verona most of the apéritivo bars are located in piazza Erbe, the oldest square in Verona which offers an amazing view. The most famous one is undoubtedly Filippini where you can have a coffee or a cool drink like Prosecco while watching people slowly wandering around. If the hunger kicks in, do not worry, they serve food too.
Known for its good variety of cocktails, made with quality ingredients, Rivamancina is a bar with a lovely chilled ambiance and friendly staff. It is also well-known for its funky interior, which displays works of modern art that change from month to month. Usually packed on the weekends!
Put on your suit or your high heels and head over to this exquisitely decorated place, which is a favourite meeting place for Veronese and tourists alike. The Victoria Lounge e Café is situated within the hotel Palazzo Victoria and most certainly provides the perfect setting for an elegant evening out. Sit down and enjoy a classic cocktail or sip a glass of fine wine.
Near the beautiful Lake Garda you will find the area Bardolino, and that is where the Hollywood Dance Club is located, an innovative and trendy club with a cool and sophisticated ambiance. Think swimming pools, exotic drinks, great views of the lake and a bunch of happy party people.
Terrazza Bar Al Ponte is situated on the riverside and has stunning views of the Ponte Pietra and its 14th century tower. The terrace was designed with the upper deck of a ship in mind and it can be enjoyed even during winter. Lovely setting, friendly staff, good selection of wine and tasty food, what more can you ask for?
This is a full-fledged nightclub complete with an inviting dance floor and a great selection of music. On Friday the disco, targets to a more mature clientele, this is when live bands and DJs are playing music from the eighties and nineties. While Saturday night is more for the younger and trendy crowd when international DJs are spinning some music. If you like Latin music then Sunday is the best evening to pop by.
Settle down with a nice glass of wine, people-watch and enjoy the buzz of the city in old-town Verona. This is a local spot where you can sit for a long time and simply enjoy life. The wine list offers many options including Prosecco and Amarones. It is a very romantic place to bring your loved one.
Open all year, the Coco Beach, a lounge bar, restaurant and nightclub is a hidden gem located by the Lake Garda with a lovely white beach. The palm trees alone are enough to signal vacation, lazy days and time to party, but that's not all, enjoy the Caribbean ambience and hang out at the lounge bar.
Piper has managed to combine both lounge bar and restaurant and created an ideal spot for sipping cocktails while enjoying the amazing view of the city. If the hunger kicks in, pick a tasty Italian dish from the menu. This is a glamorous space to bring your loved once or some friends.
Market places has attracted people all through history, and this city market is no exception - the people of Verona as well as sightseeing tourists love this place. Here you'll find a wide range of souvenirs, seasonal vegetables and fruit and everything in between!
La Grande Mela means the Big Apple and maybe they aspire to offer the same shopping as New York? It is safe to say that this is a major shopping centre with 120 stores and several specialised businesses. Here you will find everything from fashion, shoes, accessories to beauty and household products.
Founded in 1980 by Vincenzo and Anna Ottaviano, husband and wife, who has the passion for exquisite craftsmanship. Ottaviano jewellery offer a fine selection of rare watches such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Jaeger Le Coultre, IWC, Eberhard and more. In addition to watches, you can also find fine jewellery, glasses and silver here.
Italy can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.
Verona’s International Airport, Valerio Catullo, lies around 12 km from the city centre. A local city bus, the ATV bus "Aerobus", gets you into the city, to Verona Porta Nuova Railway Station. It runs daily from 05.35, 06.30, 06.50 and from 07.10 it runs every 20 minutes until 20.30 and then every 40 minutes until 23.10. The journey takes 15 minutes. You can buy your tickets on the ATV website or on board. (atv.linkavel.com/en/AcquistoBigliettoAeroporto) If you rather take the taxi, you will find the taxi rank at the exit of the Arrivals Terminal. Rental car companies such as AVIS, Hertz, Europcar, Goldcar, Sixt and more are all provided at the airport.
Verona has four distinct seasons. Summer months can be very warm and humid but this is the most popular time to visit Italy. If you do not mind the heat or the crowds then June through August is good months to visit. During these months, the city comes to life with festivals, al fresco cafés and outdoor shows at the Arena di Verona. During winter from November and February, the weather is cold with frost and heavy fog and it can sometimes drop below freezing. For winter sport enthusiasts the Italy's mountains has a lot to offer and if you want to avoid the crowd and find bargain prices on airfares then this is the period to travel to Italy. Considering the weather and the crowd, the best time to visit Verona is during late spring and early autumn since the temperatures are mild and there are fewer tourists around.
Verona is a small city, and the best way to see it is on foot. However, thanks to the effective public transport system, it is easy to move around in Verona and its surrounding areas. The company that serves the public buses is called ATV (Azienda Trasporti Verona) and they provide two different types of buses: the city bus (named “Urbani”) and out-of-town buses, in all Verona Province (called “Extraurbani”). Tickets can be bought in the tourist boards, official ticket offices, tobacco shop (Tabaccheria), on the ATV link below and on-board on the bus. If you decide to buy your ticket on the bus, you should be aware that it will be an extra charge of 0.80 € and you will need to pay with exact coins. For more information regarding routes, timetables, prices, visit ATV site. ATV Information office: