Official language: Italian
Time zone: UTC+2 (summer), UTC+1 (winter)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
If you plan to sightsee a lot, it is worth to buy for a dozen or so euros a card which entitles to enter to many interesting places and travelling public transportation for 24 hours.
Going mad – only or love. Why don/t you get married in Verona? Near a tomb of Shakespearean’s Julia there is operating the palace of weddings, to which engaged from all over the world are coming.
On every corner you will meet rental for scooters and bikes. Do not hesitate – there is no better mean of transportation in Verona. You will avoid traffic jams and parking issues. And that wind in your hair!
If you see love on every corner, then you must have ended up in Verona. A house with a balcony, on which Julia was standing and the palace of weddings, to which lovers are heading, are not enough. There even a river, Adige, that flows through Verona, is curved in a letter s – like “sposa”, fiancée. Coincidence?
Architecture of Verona has to enrapture. Immensity of historical castles, palaces, churches or town houses can be even overwhelming. Maybe you will try to visit this town a bit differently than other tourists? Put aside a map, stop checking out places of the must-to-see-list and just get lost in the city. In curvy streets look around well and look up to see details, thanks to which it is worth to take delight in Verona – wooden shutters, ornaments and fishnet balconies.
Verona is the city of love, so don’t avoid visiting a house, which it is famous for. Casa di Giulietta, the house, in which as we can assume, the family of Capulletti used to live. It is located by Via Cappello. Stand in the middle of the courtyard and look up. There you will the balcony, on which Julia might have been standing. When you enter inside, you will find out how interiors of houses of Romeo and his beloved one used to look like.
For shopping go to Piazza delle Erbe. You will buy the most interesting souvenirs. We especially recommend wooden, hand-made Pinocchio figures. They come in different sizes – from key rings to nearly one-metre effigies. Or maybe a wooden yo-yo with a huge nose? You can get them too.
While sightseeing rest like a citizen of Verona – take a seat in one of cafes in side streets and order light dish and drink with low level of alcohol. The most popular one is Spritz, cocktail based on Prosecco, a sweet liquor and mineral water.
When you get hungry, delicious and quite cheap – like for local standards – dinner you can eat in Il Punto Rosa at Via Fratta. Order pasta with shrimps or board of local hams and cheese. You don’t have time to seat and eat? Delicious takeaway dish are served in La Bottega della Gina at Via Farma. Their ravioli can’t compare to anything other. For a dessert we recommend Gelateria La Romana Verona at Piazza Santo Spirito. They even serve there ice creams of pesto taste.