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What to see in Verona in 3 days

Verona, the city of love. Known throughout the world thanks to the dramatic love story of Romeo and Juliet, this pearl of the north-east is ready to steal your heart. City rich in history, art and culture, in 2000 it was recognized Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Every year thousands of tourists flock to see the majestic Arena, home to many events and concerts, or Juliet's balcony and the statue of the young girl in the courtyard of the house.
Are you ready to let your romantic side out and immerse yourself in that atmosphere that only this city can give? If your answer is yes, let's see together what to see in Verona in 3 days.



Index

  1. 1 day
  2. 2 day
  3. 3 day
  4. How much does a weekend in Verona cost
  5. User questions and comments

1 day

1 - Morning: Breakfast, Piazza Bra and Verona Arena

Start your first day in beautiful Verona with a good breakfast in the Pasticceria Caffè Wallner. Here you will find a wide choice of brioches and pastries as well as savory options. One of the strong points of the restaurant is without a doubt the location: Piazza Bra. This square is the real heart of the city, between historic and local buildings. Ed this is where the Verona Arena is located, symbol of this Venetian city.
Built around the st century AD, it is the third largest amphitheater in Italy, after the Colosseum and the arena of Capua. In addition, in the summer season, it becomes the largest open-air opera house in the world. Due to its size and its excellent acoustics, every year it is home to numerous shows and concerts by artists from all over the world. For visits, the Arena is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30, while on Mondays from 13:30 to 19:30, except in July, August and September which is also open in the morning, from 8 : 30 to 19:30. The full ticket costs € 10,00, while the reduced ticket costs € 7,50.
If you are in Verona in conjunction with some big event, consider buying a ticket, it will be a magical experience. Find all the calendar and prices (vary from event to event) directly on the official website



2 - Afternoon: Lunch, Juliet's House, Piazza dei Signori, Arche Scaligere

Being in the historic center, there is no shortage of clubs and restaurants in which to have lunch. A few steps from the Arena is Il Bacaro dell'Arena, a pizzeria restaurant where specialties of Venetian cuisine are also served. In addition to what is shown on the menu, the restaurant offers a typical Veronese lunch with a first and second course to choose from traditional dishes, such as bigoli with rabbit ragù or meatballs with sauce with polenta, at the price of € 21,00 ..

Once finished, you are ready to proceed with the visit to another of the most famous points of the city: Juliet's house. We all know the tragic love between the two young Veronese boys, coming from two conflicting families, the Montagues and the Capulets. Writer William Shakespeare, with his tragedy, made this place famous all over the world. Access to the courtyard is free, while to visit the house and the balcony the cost is € 6,00 for the full ticket, reduced € 4,50. VeronaCard holders (buy online) enter for free. Juliet's house is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30 and on Mondays from 13:30 to 19:30, it is closed on Monday morning, the morning of January 1st and December 25th.
Once out of the courtyard, you can quickly get to Piazza dei Signori crossing the Arco della Costa, where a whale rib hangs at a time. Yes, you read that correctly! According to legend, the rib will detach itself from the ceiling when an honest and pure-hearted person passes under it. This square is the administrative center of the city's power, with numerous ancient buildings such as the Loggia del Consiglio, the Palazzo del Podestà and the Palazzo di Cansignorio. In the center of the square there is a statue of Dante Alighieri. At 50 meters from the square you will find theArche Scaligere, a funerary complex where there are the tombs of the members of the Della Scala family. This place is open from July to September from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 and is free to enter.



3 - Evening: Dinner, Piazza delle Erbe

From Piazza dei Signori take just 100 meters and you will find yourself in the beautiful Piazza delle Erbe, surrounded by historic buildings such as the Casa dei Mazzanti, Palazzo Maffei and the Palazzo del Comune. Here you can dine in one of the many cafes that directly overlook the square or are located in the adjacent streets, such as the Capitol. In this quiet restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere, you will find a very wide choice, which ranges from the first, to the second, up to the desserts. You will spend an average of € 20,00 per person. Once you have dinner, enjoy the Piazze delle Erbe in its evening charm, perhaps eating a good ice cream or having a drink in one of the many bars present.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 1,7 km / 21 min
  • Places visited: Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona, Juliet's House, Piazza dei Signori, Scaligere Arche, Piazza delle Erbe
  • Verona Card: Skip-the-Line Access to the Arena Verona: Walking Tour and Skip-the-Line Arena Verona Arena: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour Walking Tour in Romantic Verona
  • Breakfast at Pasticceria Caffè Wallner (Get directions), Lunch at Il Bacaro dell'Arena (Get directions), Dinner at the Campidoglio (Get directions)

2 day

1 - Morning: Breakfast, Porta Borsari, Ponte della Vittoria, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Corso Cavour

Second day in beautiful Verona. First of all, to start the day well, a good breakfast with coffee and brioche at Caffè Rialto. This bar is attached to the first stop of the day, Porta Borsari. This imposing gate was built in the st century AD and at that time was the only point of access to the city, through the Via Postumia (now Corso Cavour). It changed its name several times: in Roman times it was called Porto Iovia, as the temple of Giova Lustrale was nearby; in the medieval period it took the name of Porta di San Zeno; the current one refers to the borsari, ie the guards who once collected the bishop's duties.
From here, continuing on via Armando Diaz towards the river, you will arrive at Ponte della Vittoria, one of the most important bridges in the city. In fact, it is dedicated to the victory of Vittorio Veneto, a battle that took place during the First World War and which led to the defeat of the army and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Along the river you will arrive at the Basilica of San Lorenzo, a Roman basilica of considerable historical and artistic importance. On the facade you can see two large towers, one of the few examples of Norman architecture in Northern Italy. The church is open from November to February from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 13:30 to 16:00 on weekdays, from 13:00 to 17:00 on holidays; from March to October from 8:30 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 13:00 to 18:00 on holidays; free admission. It is located between the right bank of the Adige river and the ancient via Postumia, now called Corso Cavour (following the decision of the Municipality of Verona to dedicate the street to Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, in 1867). In addition to being a route with a great history behind it, here you can see some of the most beautiful and elegant buildings in the city, such as the Becilacqua Palace, which once contained an important art collection of Count Marco Bevilacqua, while today it is the seat of the ITCS Lorgna-Pindemonte. Continuing on the street, you will also see the beautiful Palazzo Canossa, considered one of the architectural masterpieces of Verona. Commissioned by the Canossa family, one of the oldest and most important in Italy, illustrious figures such as Napoleon Bonaparte, various emperors and Tsar Alexander stayed there in the nineteenth century.



2 - Afternoon: Lunch, Arco dei Gavi-Castelvecchio and Ponte Scaligero

Corso Cavour is full of places to stop and take a break. The choice is really wide, ready to satisfy all tastes. We recommend the Osteria il Ciottolo, located right in front of Palazzo Canossa and near Castelvecchio. Equipped with tables both outdoors and indoors, in this tavern you can eat typical traditional dishes, such as the Scaligero appetizer (tasting platter of typical Veronese cured meats and cheeses), bigoli with pastisada de caval or braised beef. amarone and polenta. The average price for a lunch is about € 20,00 / 25,00 per person.
Once concluded, one of the main attractions of the city awaits you, Castelvecchio. In the square that precedes it, there is theArch of the Gavi, built by the Romans in the st century AD. This arch is always found on the ancient Via Postumia, as opposed to the Porta dei Borsari.
The castle, on the other hand, was built in the 300th century with the function of a military fortress, while in the th century it became the home of the Scaligeri family. Today, it houses the Civic Museum, where important works of medieval, Renaissance and modern art are exhibited. The works are in all just over 600, divided into 29 exhibition rooms. the Castelvecchio museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30, while on Mondays from 13:30 to 19:30. It is closed every Monday morning, January 1st and December 25th. The cost of the full ticket is € 6,00, the reduced one for groups € 4,50 (groups of at least 15 people). Admission is free for over 65 residents in the municipality of Verona, people with disabilities and their carers, holders of the VeronaCard card (buy online). Finally, from October to May, every first Sunday of the month, admission costs € 1,00.

3 - Evening: Dinner, Piazza Bra

Right in front of Castelvecchio is La Cantina del 15, a restaurant spread over two floors and with a beautiful internal garden, perfect for a candlelit dinner in the warmer months. On the other hand, Verona is the city of love, let yourself be carried away by romanticism. In this place you will find mainly traditional Veronese dishes and you will spend an average of € 25,00. Once you're done with dinner enjoy the city in its evening charm. Just 500 meters away is Piazza Bra and the illuminated Verona Arena. Enjoy a nice walk in the area and in the narrow streets of the historic center.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 1,6 km / 20 min
  • Places visited: Porta Borsari, Ponte della Vittoria, Basilica of Sal Lorenzo, Corso Cavour, Castelvecchio and Scaligero bridge, Piazza Bra
  • Verona: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour Verona Walking Tour & Wine Tasting Verona: Moonlight Walking Tour Verona: Walking Tour with a Private Tour Guide
  • Breakfast at Caffè Rialto (Get directions), Lunch at Osteria il Ciottolo (Get directions), Dinner at La Cantina del 15 (Get directions)

3 day

1 - Morning: Breakfast, Castel San Pietro and panoramic point

Last day in Verona, are you ready to see the city from another perspective? First of all, breakfast with a good coffee at Caffè al Teatro, located in a strategic point: just beyond the Ponte della Pietra and at the beginning of the Staircase Castel San Pietro.
To go up, however, there is a convenient alternative: the funicular, which will take you to the top of the castle. A nice way to enjoy the climb. In the summer period (April - October) it is open every day from 10:00 to 21:00, in the winter period (November - March) from 10:00 to 17:00, it is closed on January 1st and April 25th. The ticket for the outward and return journey is € 2,00, only one way € 1,00.
Once you get to the cinema you will see the Castel San Pietro. From here and from the panoramic point (open 24 hours a day) you can enjoy a beautiful view of the historic center. The hill on which the castle stands is one of the oldest places in Veronese history: thanks to its strategic position, it was in fact considered a fundamental area, from which the whole city could be kept under control.

2 - Afternoon: Lunch, Roman Theater Archaeological Museum, Ponte Pietra

While you are on Castel San Pietro, how about stopping for lunch at the Re Teodorico restaurant? As you can imagine, also from here you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the city. The menu includes pizzas, salads and cutting boards, first and second courses of meat and fish, suitable for everyone. The average cost for a lunch here is around € 20,00 / 25,00, but with a view like this it's definitely worth it.
Once the lunch is finished, go down either from the staircase or from the vicolo della Botte to get to the Archaeological Museum Roman Theater. The museum is located in a convent built in the fifteenth century by the Gesuati, who dedicated themselves to the care of the sick, distributing free medicines. Inside are mainly exhibited works dating back to the Roman age found in Verona and neighboring countries, the complex also includes one of the best preserved Roman theaters in northern Italy. The Archaeological Museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30 and on Mondays from 13:30 to 19:30, it is closed every Monday morning, on January 1st and December 25th. The cost of the full ticket is € 4,50, while accompanied children between 8 and 144 years pay € 1,00. If you have the VeronaCard (buy online) enter for free. Finally, from October to May, the first Sunday of each month, the ticket costs € 1,00

3 - Evening: Dinner, piazzetta Bra Molinari

Once the visit to the Roman Theater Archaeological Museum is over, retrace the Ponte Pietra and you will find yourself in the historic center. By now it will be dinner time and, near the bridge, there is a restaurant called Santa Felicità. What is special about this place? Once it was a church, today it is deconsecrated. The menu is very broad, ranging from pizza to fish or meat dishes. Good choice for wines too. As for prices, you will spend an average of € 25,00 per person. After dinner you can take the last walk in the historic center, perhaps eating a good ice cream. The restaurant is located a few minutes walk from Piazzetta Bra Molinari, which overlooks the river. Here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the other bank, where the attractions visited during the day are located.

In summary:

  • Distance traveled: 2,9 km / 43 min
  • Places visited: Archaeological Museum of the Roman Theater, Castel San Pietro, Ponte Pietra, piazzetta Bra Molinari
  • Verona: Historical City Tour by Segway Verona: 24-Hour Ticket for the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Verona: 2-Hour Private Dante Alighieri in Verona Tour
  • Breakfast at Caffe al Teatro (Get directions), Lunch at Re Teodorico (Get directions), Dinner at Santa Felicità (Get directions)

How much does a weekend in Verona cost

Verona has become very touristy, so costs in certain areas are also affected. In any case, it is a city that can satisfy all budgets, just pay attention to which places you are going to eat, consulting the menus first if possible, thus avoiding surprises. Based on the itinerary we have proposed, these are the costs that you will face for a weekend in the city of lovers:

  • Costs to eat: about € 50,00 per day per person (including breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Costs for museums and attractions: about € 30,00 per person following the itinerary we suggest
  • Transportation: about € 15,00 per person (all information about transport can be found in the "useful tips" section at the beginning of the article)
  • Hotels, accommodation and b & b: from € 50,00 per room -
  • Fun: from € 25,00 per person
  • Total cost of a weekend in Verona: from € 300,00 per person

Before leaving: useful tips

  • When to visit Verona: even if the city can be visited all year round, in winter temperatures can even drop below zero, while in summer they are around 30 °. We advise you to visit it in the spring and autumn months, when temperatures fluctuate between 15 ° and 25 ° - find out more
  • by plane thanks to the Valerio Catullo airport, only 12 kilometers away. To reach the center you have several alternatives: the shuttles, which depart every 20 minutes and lead directly to Porta Nuova (ticket € 6,00); the Verona Porta Nuova-Airport bus (ticket around € 6,00); the taxi, which takes you to your destination in about 15 minutes (average cost of € 40,00)
  • the best area is undoubtedly the historic center. Obviously, as in all cities, this area is also the most expensive. A good alternative is the San Zeno district, close to the center and just 10 minutes walk from the Verona Arena. This is also a very quiet area and well served by public transport - Hotels and b & b from € 47,00 per room -
  • Getting around: on foot or by bicycle, thanks to the proximity of the most famous points of interest and the many pedestrian areas. If you have to cover great distances or move in the evening, the public transport network is very efficient. There is no subway, but the bus network is widespread and well organized. A single ride costs € 1,30, but you can also find season tickets: 24-hour ticket for € 3,50; booklet of 10 rides for € 11,70; 72h ticket for € 20,00; 7-day pass for € 40,00 - find out more
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