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13 Exciting Things To Do In Verona (in 2 Days)

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Located just a short drive from the romantic city of Venice, is the even more romantic city of Verona, famous for being the setting to Shakespeare’s tragic love story – Romeo and Juliet.

Although it’s a small city, there are plenty of exciting things to do in Verona that can be easily seen even within a day trip from Venice.

Hello from Piazza Bra Verona

With a quaint and charming medieval old town nestled on the banks of the glistening Adige River, simply walking around is one of the top attractions of Verona.

But if you’re not sure what to do in Verona, whether you’re visiting for a day or longer, here are 13 of the most exciting things to see and do.

Handy Booking Checklist for Verona

Don’t forget to plan ahead when visiting Verona! Here are some of the top tours, hotels, and useful items you may need before your trip!

Airport Transfers, Trains and Sim Cards

Top Experiences and Tours in Verona

  1. The Verona Card (best way to save money)
  2. Arena di Verona Opera Ticket the hottest ticket in town!
  3. City Highlights Walking Tour of Verona Best overview of the city’s history and culture

Top Accommodation and Hotels in Bangkok

  1. Hotel Milano & Spa – unbelievable Arena views from rooftop bar (exclusive)
  2. Verona House Aparthotel – perfect for families with larger rooms, free bike rental, and access to Hotel Milano and Spa’s rooftop.

Is Visiting Verona Worth it?

caz and savannah posing inside love heart sculpture in front of VErona arena

As I mentioned, you can easily visit Verona on a day trip from Venice, but I recommend reversing it. Verona is one of my favorite places in Italy, so I recommend you base yourself here and visit Venice on a day trip (a place I think is overrated, but still worth seeing in a day)

I first visited Verona in 1998 on a Eurovan trip with girlfriends and I fell in love. It was so charming and romantic and far less busy than Venice. 

While I’ve heard stories from other travelers who’ve had a different experience, on our recent visit to Verona as a family at the end of June 2023, there were hardly any tourists around. 

We had no lines for any attraction, including the infamous Juliete’s balcony that can be packed with hundreds of people. The Verona Arena was so empty Craig could run around like a wannabe Gladiator. 

Verona is a gentler and slower travel experience in Italy, and I do think it’s worth it. We stayed three nights to accommodate…

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