Things To Do in Verona on a Day Trip

May 3, 2017

View of Verona

I took the train by myself from Venice to Verona the city that is famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet. Where is Verona? You may ask. Verona is just an hour away from Venice towards Switzerland. I decided to visit this beautiful city on a day trip, because hotels in Verona center are usually fully booked as there are not too many of them. Upon arrival,  I took a taxi to the city center. The Verona city centre was about 30 minutes away on foot and about 10 minutes away by taxi. The taxi dropped me off by the Colosseum.  The old town of the city was surrounded by a massive wall. Upon entering the wall, I realized that there were lots of beautiful historical buildings in the old city of Verona. I was fascinated by all the things to do in Verona. The city was breathtaking.

Top Things to Do in Verona Italy

The City of Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, if you are wondering what to do in Verona, you will be surprised by the amount of historical sites you will see in this city.

Read more about UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy here.

The Colosseum in Verona looks very similar to the Colosseum in Rome, but it is slightly smaller. It is called Arena di Verona. It was the best of the Verona tourist attractions.

Colosseum in Verona Italy - Things to Do in Verona

Colosseum in Verona Italy – Things to Do in Verona

Verona was a lovely place. From the Arena, I headed over to see Juliet’s house, to visit the famous balcony of Juliet from Romeo & Juliet. This was one of the most interesting places to visit in Verona. There were many locks on the door and there was even the famous bronze statue of Juliet inside the courtyard.

Juliet's Balcony - Things to Do in Verona

Juliet’s Balcony – Things to Do in Verona

They say if you rub Juliet’s breasts, you will have good luck. There is also a small museum inside the house that was built in the 13th century, however I did not go inside the museum. One can also visit Juliet’s tomb along with a Frescos Museum in Verona, however I did not venture out of the city to find the cemetery to see that, because I had limited time. If you ever wonder, what to see in Verona, head to the historical quarter and follow the signs on the streets. They will guide you to all the tourist sites.

There were more things to do in Verona, Italy. I visited a couple of churches in Verona. The Duomo of Verona was massive and beautiful. I really loved the market in the middle of the city center on Piazza delle Erbe. They were selling fresh fruits and vegetables. The architecture was so old and so beautiful in the center of the city. The buildings were built hundreds of years ago. I was in love with the city. Then, I thought I saw everything in the old town and I started wondering what to do in Verona italy So, I ended up climbing up to the top of the medieval bell-tower and viewpoint. It is called the Torre dei Lamberti in the city center to take some good photos of the view. This was the tallest point of Verona and one could see the entire city from above. After that I crossed over the Castelvecchio Bridge to reach the Castelvecchio Castle. This giant fortress was built in the 14th century and has served as a home of the Gonzaga and Forza families. Later it became Napoleon’s favorite place to reside as well, when he visited the city of Verona. There were so many beautiful things to see in Verona. I was blown away by the city.

Main Square in Verona - Things to Do in Verona

Main Square in Verona – Things to Do in Verona

Architecture in Verona Italy

Architecture in Verona Italy

 

I ran around the main square, had some amazing gelato before I headed back to the train station to head to my next destination to Bologna.

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About Barbara

Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

  • I’d love to go and visit Juliet’s balcony – I heard you can also visit her tomb which surprised me as I didn’t realise the play was based on a real person!

    • Barb

      There is a tomb, but it is not Julia’s tomb. She wasnt real. It s all made up to attract more tourists to the city.

  • I would love to experience on how it feels like to be on Juliet’s balcony and who knows? My Romeo might just appear! LOL. The place is not just romantic. It speaks for itself. The architecture speaks so much of history.

    • Barb

      Yes, the architecture is so beautiful! You are right!

  • The high-point of a trip to Verona is Juliet’s balcony. In older photos I have seen people stick love letters on the walls. The Colosseum is in better condition than the one Rome. I personally think one day is too less for Verona, with so many thing to see and do,

    • Barb

      True, I should have stayed longer. I really enjoyed the city.

  • Vyjay Rao

    Verona is an exquisite place lot visit. Those red tile roof looks very pleasing to the eyes. One cannot help but fall in love with the beauty and alluring looks of this place. Perfect destination of traveling couples. The fact that this is the land of Romeo and Juliet helps!

    • Barb

      Yes, it is definitely a very romantic city.

  • Reshma

    Had not known Verona was the place of Romeo and Juliet. It looks beautiful enriched with history & architecture. Juliet’s balcony reminded me of the scenes from the plays. Good to know that you were able to explore much in a limited time.

    • Barb

      Yes, It is a beautiful, romantic city! I can highly recommend a visit to this charming city.

  • I went to the Verona Opera which was on my bucket list, it definitely is incredible pomp and what a show but it just proved to me that I really dislike opera. Plus getting a numb bum didn’t work for me! Still incredibly experience, and surprisingly priced (low rather than high) so if you are there at this time I would recommend it even if you are not a fan of opera

    • Barb

      I also saw Andrea Bocceli there last October in the Roman Arean. Yes, the stones were hard, but we loved the show. There is nothing like Italian Opera….

  • Claudia Padgett

    The market in Piazza delle Erbe sounds so wonderful! i have seen a few pictures of it these last few days and it just looks like a place I would love! I am bookmarking this !

    • Barb

      I m sure you will love it. It s a fun market. I remember getting some fruits there…

  • I’m going back to Verona in June, so I’ll bookmark this. I loved going to the opera in the arena, but this time we will be too early for that.

    • Barb

      Nice, lucky that you have experienced that. Verona is always a nice place to see.

  • Danik Bates

    I love Verona and is one of my favourite cities in Italy. The arena is very impressive and in good condiiton. Also is a great base to visit Venice as a day trip and trips to Lago di Garda 🙂

    • Barb

      Yes, for sure. Itis without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Italy

  • megan_claire

    I loved visiting Verona – obviously Juliets balcony was a must visit as it would be for any romantic! And I loved the wall of letters to Juliette – I could have spent all day there, there was such an energy to the whole place! Also loved the Colosseum, it was so charming, yes, very similar to Rome though on a much smaller scale 🙂

    • Barb

      Sounds like fun! I dont think I saw the wall of letters. I dont remember that.

  • Tasha Haley

    Verona looks so beautiful. I have never been but I’d certainly love to go sometime. I’ll keep your tips in mind when I go

    • Barb

      Sounds great! I hope you will make it there one day!

  • bc21578

    Barbara, I’ve never been to Verona, but have an excellent Pearl Jam show from there!

    • Barb

      hi Brian, yes, they organize many concerts in the arena. I saw Andrea Boccelli when I was there.

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