Most famous as the setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is an impossibly beautiful city on the Adige River in Veneto, Northern Italy. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Verona’s ancient and Renaissance heritage means there is much to see, from grand Roman architecture to magical gardens.
When to visit
Verona attracts many thousands of tourists every year, and combined with the heat of high season, it can make for a stressful experience when at its busiest. Visit in May and June or September and October for optimal temperatures and crowds that are more manageable.
To sum up
Whether you are chasing Shakespearean romance or looking for great art and architecture, Verona is a gem of a city with much to offer in every department. Easily navigable on foot and packed with beautiful gardens, grand buildings and fine restaurants, you will find it perfect for a short break or as a base to explore the rest of this beautiful Italian region.
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