City Guide: Verona
I have been dying to go to Verona for as long as I can remember, so naturally, when planning my recent trip through Northern Italy, it had to be one of our stops. I’m one of those people who reads every city guide and blog post there is on a new place before I go. However, in my search I noticed that there is not a lot written about the beautiful little town of Verona — which now seems shocking after having visited it. It is hands down, one of my favorite places I’ve visited so I thought I’d share a bit of the magic with you all.
Here’s everything you need to know about where to stay, where to eat, and what to see — the ultimate list, compiled with the help of KW Travel.
WHERE TO STAY
Due Torri Hotel
The Due Torri is one of the old grand hotels of Verona, and it is perfectly located right in the center of Verona. Our room overlooked the beautiful church square next door and could not have been cuter. Because of its location, we didn’t get in a car once while there.
Other hotels that I looked into:
The Gentleman of Verona
WHERE TO EAT
Trattoria al Pompiere
Perfect for lunch and/or dinner, this is a very traditional (and famous) spot in Verona, tucked away in an alley near the Casa de Giulieta.
Antica Bottega del Vino
If you’re a wine lover, definitely go here for dinner. A cute spot for dinner with a robust wine list and amazing food. Very traditional.
Osteria Ponte Pietra
The cutest restaurant on the Ponte Pietra with excellent food, that was on the nicer side. We went here for dinner and had the best time. The staff was amazing and gave us so many recommendations for little places to go for drinks.
Whether or not you go here for lunch, it’s worth the climb up to the Castle San Pietro to see the most amazing view of Verona.
Very traditional restaurant where I recommend going to try the famous tortellini en brodo.
The Soda Jerk
Recommended to us by some locals. A cute and modern cocktail bar that you gain entrance to by knocking on a hidden door. Who doesn’t like a speakeasy?
WHAT TO SEE
There is so much to see in Verona, but here are some of the highlights:
Casa di Gulieta (the famous Juliet’s House)
The Verona Arena
Castel San Pietro (for the best view of Verona)
The Basilica di San Zeno
Piazza del Erbe (main square)
We stayed in Verona for 2 nights and we were able to cover the whole city. I would have loved to stay for a longer period of time, as it is very relaxed with lots of small, hidden spots off the beaten path.
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