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Where to sleep in Verona: tips and best neighborhoods where to stay

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Verona, the city of love par excellence, is rich in historical jewels but with a young and contemporary style and atmosphere. A diverse population of tourists, students and artists gives the city a boost of energy that blends well with that touch of romanticism that sets it apart.

If you are leaving for this destination and have not yet decided where to stay, here are some tips on where to sleep in Verona and the best neighborhoods to stay in!



Index

  1. Useful tips: the best neighborhoods to stay
  2. Verona area guide
  3. Ancient city
  4. Citadel
  5. San Zeno
  6. Borgo trento
  7. Valdonega
  8. Veronetta
  9. Towns near Verona where to stay
  10. Verona accommodation price map
  11. User questions and comments

Useful tips: the best neighborhoods to stay

Although more expensive, the historic center remains the most convenient choice due to its proximity to the main attractions. Neighborhoods such as San Zeno, Borgo Treno and Valdonega are slightly off-center (but the center is still within walking distance) but with less expensive facilities and easier parking.

These areas are also very quiet and peaceful in the evening, ideal for those traveling with children. However, if you want to enjoy an aperitif in the center or a special evening, a 10/15 minute walk is enough to be catapulted into the nightlife.

  • Recommended areas to save: Borgo Trento and Valdonega, residential areas inhabited mostly by the locals
  • Recommended areas for families with children: San Zeno, a quiet area equipped with every kind of service, and Città Antica and Cittadella, a central district full of services and ideal for those who do not like very crowded areas
  • Recommended areas for young people: Veronetta, the student district, is perfect for those in search of non-stereotypical nightlife and nocturnal energy
  • Best accommodations: we have selected the best hotels, b & bs and hostels in Verona. Discover our advice and book on Booking

If you are in Verona for work or as a one-day stopover to other destinations, consider sleeping near the airport. Find the best solutions and selected hotels on Booking.com



Verona area guide

Despite being quite large (with 250.000 inhabitants), in Verona there are basically 5 best areas to sleep and are all close, located between the historic center and the railway station of Verona Porta Nuova. This will allow you to move mainly on foot and to immerse yourself completely in the atmosphere of this wonderful city.

Areas to avoid: Borgo Venezia, Santa Lucia, Golosine and Zai are not recommended areas to stay, both for their location and for not hosting any tourist attractions or activities. These are mainly suburban neighborhoods

Ancient city


The best place to sleep for those who want to stay close to major attractions such as the Verona Arena, the Lamberti Tower and Juliet's House. Piazza Bra, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza delle Erbe, the Roman Theater and Castel San Pietro, with its splendid viewpoint, are also easily reachable on foot.

The district corresponds to that enclosed between the Roman walls, therefore from Piazza Brà, and the Adige. The "Old City", also called Ancient City, guarantees the charm of being in the heart of the city, moving comfortably on foot between shopping avenues, lively squares full of cafes and restaurants, markets and historic churches.

As can be easily understood in this area housing is quite expensive, although the offer is wide with historic hotels, hostels, bed & breakfasts and apartments to suit all budgets. Another defect, which unites the historic centers of a bit of all cities, is the difficulty of finding parking. It is therefore preferable to choose this option if you arrive by train.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 41,00 for low cost accommodations to € 570,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking



Recommended accommodations

Citadel


Cittadella is the district that from the railway station of Verona Porta Nuova station leads to Piazza Bra, where the aforementioned district of Città Antica then begins. It is about a quiet area with all services, therefore ideal for families or for those who want to stay in the immediate vicinity near the historic center without spending too much!

Staying in the Citadel, you can in fact easily reach the station for a few trips out of town, or reach the Ancient City on foot (from Porta Nuova to Piazza Bra 1 km, 13 min). In addition, in this area there is also the GB Cavalcaselle fresco museum at Juliet's Tomb!

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 40,00 for low cost accommodations to € 300,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking


Recommended accommodations

San Zeno


The neighborhood that extends around the Basilica of San Zeno could be a good alternative for those looking a cheaper and more peaceful accommodation solution while not moving too far from the center. It only takes 15 minutes to walk to Piazza Bra or, alternatively, several bus lines are available to get closer to the historic center in a more comfortable way. It is about a very quiet area equipped with every service, perfect for those traveling with children.

In the San Zeno district there is a medieval and historical atmosphere which makes the stay even more pleasant for those who prefer to surround themselves with a charm of the past, accentuated by the antique markets and vintage items that are set up every Sunday in the main square of the neighborhood. San Zeno in the center is to be preferred, certainly for parking, much easier to find next to the structures.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 35,00 for low cost accommodations to € 182,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking


Recommended accommodations

Borgo trento


Located on the opposite bank of the Adige, Borgo Trento is a perfect neighborhood for families and for those looking for a quieter and cheaper solution or more in contact with the locals.

It is neighborhood adjacent to the center and is mainly residential. Here, moreover, you will find attractions such as the Alessandro Canestrari Public Gardens and the Franz Josef I Arsenal. From the latter, to get to the historic center, just cross the Ponte della Vittoria (up to Porta Bosari 750 m, 9 min). Instead, crossing the Castelvecchio Bridge, you will quickly arrive at the Castelvecchio Museum (300 m, 4 min).

Borgo Trento offers various accommodation solutions in lower prices than in the center and with greater ease for parking. Keep in mind, however, that in the evening it is a very quiet area that does not offer many ideas of worldliness.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 37,00 for low cost accommodations to € 195,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking

Recommended accommodations

Valdonega


Valdonega, like Borgo Trento, is also a ideal neighborhood for families and for those looking for a quieter and cheaper solution or more in contact with the locals.

Valdonega is a quiet and residential area with many green areas, such as the Colombare Park or the Dog Park in via Zenari. It is located north of the historic center and stretches on a hill offering beautiful views over the city. Even from here the center can be reached with a nice walk across the famous Ponte Pietra (from Parco delle Colombare only 1 km, 13 min).

As for Borgo Trento, Valdonega offers many accommodation solutions in lower prices than in the center and with greater ease for parking. Keep in mind, however, that in the evening they are very quiet areas that do not offer many ideas of worldliness.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 37,00 for low cost accommodations to € 195,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking

Recommended accommodations

Veronetta


Small district developed along the eastern banks of the Adige river. This is the university area of ​​the city, populated by many young students.

The area is convenient to reach the center on foot crossing the Ponte Nuovo and Ponte Navi. At the same time, you have a chance to save on both accommodation and food, as the area is full of low cost solutions, with many clubs, taverns and restaurants frequented by university students, mainly concentrated in Via XX Settembre. From decadent and retro charm, here you can admire colorful historic buildings, scenes of everyday life and an unstoppable energy.

The average prices in the neighborhood range from about € 34,00 for low cost accommodations to € 500,00 for high budget solutions - compare the selection of the best accommodations on booking

Recommended accommodations

Towns near Verona where to stay

If you have a hit and run weekend planned, then the best solution remains to stay in Verona! You have several options, suitable for all budgets, and by booking early you will be able to save even more.

If instead you have more days at your disposal and you want to discover other Venetian places as well, you can also evaluate the idea of ​​staying in the city close enough to Verona and take the opportunity to visit them. A great alternative base is Peschiera del Garda (41,9 km / 32 min), located on Lake Garda, therefore ideal if you also want to visit the lake or reach famous amusement parks such as Gardaland, Movieland or Parco Natura Viva. It is also connected to Verona by direct train (regional, 17 min) - Hotels and b & b starting from € 51,00 per room

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