Those who have never been in Verona , the enchanting setting of Romeo and Juliet, can be inspired by this guide to the beauties of the city, its jewels, its breathtaking glimpses and its hundred-year-old history.
Every year millions of tourists are attracted by this amazing place, which is also listed by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.
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History, monuments and landscapes
Verona rises on the banks of Adige, the second longest italian river after Po and it’s located just a few kilometers away from Lake Garda, very enchanting destination thanks to its climate and its landscape.
The city is a witness of past centuries. You can see buildings from Roman Age (the Arena, the Roman theatre, the Pietra bridge), Middle Age (Duomo and the Basilica di San Zeno), Scaliger Age (named after the dynasty that has ruled for 125 years), or buildings came from the Venetian and Austrian domination such as Porta Nuova and the military fortress Castel San Pietro.
However, Verona is known all over the world for Shakespeare masterpiece, the tragic and romantic drama set in the real places in the city. You can visit Juliet’s House at via Cappello, a recently restored medieval building. Myth and reality are merged here and it seems to be in a novel: there is also the tomb of Juliet, in an ex-Capuchins friary.
Verona was considered similar to Florence for its architecture but with the peculiarity of a unique style, thanks to the romanesque and gothic churches and the great cultural and artistic movement that stirred up the city.
Elegance and romanticism in the heart of Verona
Travellers who want to stay in the historical center of Verona, can choose the accommodation that is different from a hotel or residence and has all the advantages of a cosy and first class hotel. The Opera Relais, situated in a restored palace, offers to its guests a feeling of uniqueness and supreme beauty.
Customers can choose between 16 kinds of apartments, large suites equipped with kitchen and independent services, very bright and with an original and innovative design.
Each room is a tribute to the history of the theatre: Aida, La Bohème, Butterfly, Rigoletto, each one promises relax and intense emotions.
There is no vacation without shopping! It’s not just about souvenirs, there is a lot of haute-couture boutiques close to the Relais, the best trends and styles of Made In Italy.
What to eat in Verona
To tickle the palate we suggest some typical Veronese dishes: the pumpkin tortelli, called also “Nodi d’Amore”, the “bollito con la pearà”, beef with a particular cheese sauce, grated bread, marrow, black pepper and broth, and the “pandoro”, famous Christmas sweet. The DOC wines are the perfect accompaniment to your romantic dinner with candles in Verona: the red wine Amarone from Valpolicella, that is used also for a nice “risotto”, and the white wine from Custoza, known also as Vino delle Dame.
To try these typical dishes, discover the main monuments and join the shows such as the festival of Opera at Arena di Verona, we advise you to book apartments in the center to avoid stress and admire history, charm and confidence of one of the most loved art cities in Italy.
Hotels in Verona
Average Price: €60
Average Rating: 8.3
Euromotel Croce Bianca
Average Price: €48
Average Rating: 8.5
Average Price: €70
Average Rating: 8.3