Verona it is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Shakespeare in the past centuries chose it as the setting for one of his most famous works "Romeo e Giulietta, but still today tourists from all corners of the earth come here to celebrate their love.
In short, Verona is one of those cities that you should see at least once in your life. Venue for concerts, set in the famous Arena, for culture with its museums and castles, and for dreams of love, Verona can be an excellent destination for a weekend away. If the idea appeals to you, here's what to see in Verona in one day.
- One day itinerary in Verona: Morning
- One day itinerary in Verona: Afternoon
- One day itinerary in Verona: Evening
- User questions and comments
One day itinerary in Verona: Morning
1 - Piazza Brà and Arena
Starting from the Porta Nuova Central Station and taking the new bus 98 you can easily reach Piazza Brà, one of the most fascinating places in Verona. Inside you can see the Town Hall, the Palazzo della Gran Guardia and the famous Amphitheater, better known as the Verona Arena. Right in its vicinity is the Pradaval Pastry Bar, where you can enjoy a relaxing breakfast with brioche and cappuccino, ideal for colder days. The prices are perhaps a bit high for a breakfast (around € 3,00), but you will be satisfied.
2 - Maffeiano Lapidary Museum and Castelvecchio Museum
Also in Piazza Brà you can visit the Maffeiano Lapidary Museum, famous for being one of the oldest public museums in Europe with its unparalleled Etruscan epigraphs. Then, again by bus 98, you can continue (or rather, momentarily go back) towards the Complex of the Castelvecchio Museum, where you can admire more than 200 works that include private collections of paintings, marbles, sculptures and numismatics.
- Distance traveled: 800m / 10 min
- Places visited: Castelvecchio Museum (€ 6,00 approximately), Maffeiano Lapidary Museum (€ 4,50), Arena di Verona (€ 10,00), Piazza Brà (free)
- Useful tickets: Verona Card, Guided Tour of the Verona Arena, Best of Verona Walking Tour
- Where to have breakfast: Pradaval Bar-Pastry Shop, Pradaval Square 12.
One day itinerary in Verona: Afternoon
1 - Juliet's house and Romeo's house
In the afternoon it's time to visit Juliet's House, one of the most popular destinations for day trips too. To reach the building, located in via Cappello, just take one of the numerous buses that pass by the Castelvecchio Museum passing through via Cavour, or continuing on foot towards via Roma (only 10 min). This is a very charming building with a rich history. Dating back to the 13th century. it was owned by the Cappelletti family. They may have inspired the so famous "Capulets" at the hands of Shakespeare. Famous is the balcony, on which you can still climb today, and the statue of Juliet, to which tourists from all over the world leave letters for love advice. The House of Romeo stands nearby. Here you can admire on its facade an inscription coming from the Shakespearean opera which reads: "Oh! Where is Romeo? ... Shut up, I have lost myself: I am not here and I am not Romeo, Romeo is elsewhere". For lunch theOsteria al Duca could be for you with the menus at € 18,00. The restaurant is very close to Juliet's House (3 min walk) and is close to many other attractions.
2 - Piazza delle Erbe, Torrei dei Lamberti and the Rector's Church of Santa Maria Antica
From the Osteria you can easily reach Piazza delle Erbe (2 min on foot), for centuries the center of city life in Verona. Here you can visit the Torre dei Lamberti, with its medieval bell tower and the belvedere that extends over the whole of Verona, the Loggia of the Council, Fountain "Madonna Verona", and the Rectorial Church of Santa Maria Antica.
- Distance traveled: 1,5 km / 18 min
- Places visited: Juliet's House (€ 6,00 approximately), Piazza delle Erbe (free), Torre dei Lamberti (€ 5,00), Rector's Church of Santa Maria Antica (free, open to the public according to the times of the celebrations)
- Useful tickets: Dreamers Tour with Romeo and Juliet
- Where to have lunch: Osteria al Duca, via Arche Scaligere 2
One day itinerary in Verona: Evening
1 - Dinner, Piazza Duomo and church of Santa Maria Matricolatrice
From Piazza delle Erbe you could move on foot (about 7 min) towards theAlcove of the Friar, which, with a cost of about € 30,00, will welcome you in its typical Veronese restaurant. From here it will take you 3 min. walk to reach Piazza Vescovado, with the church of Santa Maria Matricolatrice, and Piazza Duomo.
2 - Cesare Lombroso Park
From Piazza Duomo you could take a walk along Vicolo Duomo which will take you first to the Piazzetta Santa Maria in Solaro and then, across Ponte Garibaldi, to the Cesare Lombroso Park, open 24 hours a day.
- Distance traveled: 1,4 km / 17 min
- Places visited: Piazza Duomo (free), Cesare Lombroso Park (free)
- Useful tickets: Walking tour with wine tasting
- Where to dine: Alcova del Frate, via Ponte Pietra 19A
Before leaving: useful tips
Verona is a beautiful city, even "close", but this does not mean that you do not have to keep in mind some precautions before setting out on a trip. Here are some useful tips that will make your trip to Verona unforgettable.
- Consult which monuments / works are being restored. By avoiding them, you can better organize your trip.
- In Verona it is possible to take advantage of the VeronaCard, which will allow you to have free or reduced admission to many museums and to use public transport at no additional charge.
- Many monuments have a combined ticket with other museums / churches etc. To save time and money it is certainly an excellent choice to use them.
- If you decide to extend your stay and enjoy Verona by night, you can consult our offers for accommodation in Verona.
What not to see: the attractions that are better to give up
If you are planning to visit Verona in just one day, you should leave something aside. Don't know what to give up? We tell you, or at least we try.
- Teatro novel: at the moment some areas of the theater are undergoing restoration, therefore not accessible.
- Giusti Garden: the Garden is a little out of the way from our itinerary, so it's best to leave it alone for this time.
- Canonical Museum: the Museum opens by reservation only