A Romantic Journey To Verona! Day-Trips In Italy
Verona is a world-famous city located in the middle of Milan and Venice. Verona, a fairytale town that offers you the trio of architecture, history and fine dining that you would expect from a trip to Italy. It’s also famous with its balcony where Romeo and Juliet had that famous scene. With all that let’s go for a romantic journey to Verona.
When to Visit Verona
Since Verona is located in Northern Italy, the winter months are not so warm. On the contrary, if you go especially in December, January, February, the air temperature can circulate even at 0-1 degrees at night. Of course, being cold doesn’t mean you can’t visit a city, but you should be cautious.
If you are going to Verona in the summer, you will have to accept things. These crowd, exude, Asian tourists to take up all the restaurants and etc… Summer is the most crowded, most touristic period in Verona. Moreover, the air temperature reaches up to 30-35 degrees, prices in the city is reaching the highest level.
Best times to visit the cities of Central Europe and Central Europe: Spring. Neither too hot, nor too cold, nor too crowded, nor empty, prices are moving at average levels. What else does a tourist want? I think the best months to visit Verona are April-May, September-October.
Transportation to Verona
To reach Verona directly, you will have to fly to Verona Airport, which is not an overactive airport. Cities like Verona, Milan, Venice and Bergamo can be reached by train via the airports, and if the length of the road is not a problem for you, you can hop on the train from Italy’s Rome and Florence. In general, you can choose to use Trenord or TrenItalia, both of which are used frequently. The websites also have detailed information about the hours and fees.
If you’ve decided to come by train, your research may give you a few options, but focus on Porta Nuova Train Station. As it is the closest to the city center, though it is the main station, getting off here will make your transportation easier.
Things to Do in Verona
Piazza Delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe, one of the most famous squares in the city and my favorite square in the city, is beautiful where you can see great examples of Italian architecture side by side. You’ll probably spend a moment or so taking a picture from the moment you step into the square, because the buildings look great, both individually and as a whole.
After completing that process, you can sit in one of the dozens of cafes in the square and enjoy being a tourist. Since Verona is a very small city, I sat here at the tourist attraction, wow, I cannot walk like a native, I am not a tourist, I am a world person ……. You will not be able to enter the trip, because the locals come here to eat and drink. So you can enjoy the square to the fullest.
If you want to see the square and Verona from the hill, you can climb to the top of Lamberti Tower in this square, you will have to climb some stairs after a point but it is definitely worth it. The fee is 5 euros. Every day a lot of things are sold together in the market is established and you can meet your souvenir needs from this market.
Another famous square in Verona is Piazza Bra. It is also known as Verona’s largest square. Arena di Verona, a smaller but more robust version of the famous Colosseum in Rome, is located exactly on this square, and you can visit it if you like. Just behind the Arena is Pallazzo Barbieri, which will attract your attention with its columns, which is now used as a town hall.
Arena di Verona is currently being used as a venue for many events. There have been many events from opera to hold, to Muse, and even to the Elton John concert, so if you’re going in the summer, check out the event calendar here. There are various exhibitions in Palazzo della Gran Guardia, which is located in the square just like Van Gogh’s works once displayed during our visit. When you go, you can see if there is anything that might interest you.
Casa di Giulietta
We came to Casa di Giulietta, Juliet’s House, Verona’s most touristy issue. Yeah, we’re talking about Juliet, who you know from Romeo and Juliet. It may be pointless that they have a concrete house because they are fictitious characters and that hundreds of thousands of people visit it every year, but this house really plays a big role in Verona’s worldwide reputation.
So much so that there is a balcony in the work, but the building does not have a balcony in the building even after the balcony was added. There is also a statue of Juliet in her garden.
If you like to visit religious buildings, you may want to stop by Duomo di Verona. The structure, which is a very old building and survived after earthquakes and had to be renewed several times, has the same taste as many cathedrals you have seen before, and it can also be seen while it is around because it is beautiful. In general, the touristic areas will be a click away, especially in order to see this cathedral is very necessary to walk up there, of course, it is discussed.
Via Mazzini is one of the most crowded and touristic streets of Verona, where you will be able to cross over the two squares, Erbe and Bra. It would not be unreasonable to call it a shopping street, because there are branches of all kinds of ready-to-wear stores that you may encounter in many places. Since it is a pedestrian area, you can easily walk around, shop in stores and even eat snacks from the places on the street.
If you’ve fallen for your curiosity and walked all the way to the cathedral, you can also cross the Ponte Pietra, the Pietra Bridge, and discover other parts of Verona where you’ve never set foot. One of the places you might be interested in at this point is Giardino Giusti or Giusti Gardens. Rumor has it that the couples who can find each other in the small maze in these gardens are forever together.
As a result, we love parks that do not identify with romance, and with Giardino Giusti’s arrangement, it is considered one of the best examples of the “Italian garden hav concept. Keep in mind, it will be good to go here at a time when it is nice or warm.
You can visit many parts of Castelvecchio (meaning Old Castle), a medieval castle, free of charge. You can even climb over the bridge right next to you and take amazing pictures of the city, which I think is definitely one of Verona’s essential tourist activities. This bridge is not only used as a tourist attraction but also as a transit point for the public, so you don’t have to pay any fees to get there. In the meantime, if you want, you can also visit the castle museum.
Piazza dei Signori
Piazza dei Signori is another less touristy but visually spectacular square. Again surrounded by incredibly beautiful buildings, again photographically spectacular. Especially during the Middle Ages, it was accepted as the most important square of the region, and this is the main reason why such beautiful structures surround this square. The square is also known as az Piazza Dante arasında. In our opinion, the most beautiful structure of the square is Loggia del Consiglio, which was considered to be one of Verona’s Renaissance masterpieces, and we later discovered it.
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