The city of Romeo and Juliet is one of the romantic destinations par excellence and every year thousands of tourists go under the famous balcony celebrated by Shakespeare to pay homage to one of the most famous love stories ever. But there’ s so much more than that! That’s why we decided to tell you the 5 reasons why Verona is absolutely worth a visit.
1. Verona is the city of Romeo and Juliet
A visit to Verona is not complete until you pass under the famous balcony of Juliet’s House.
The drama of Shakespeare is inextricably linked to the city and here, often, the legend is confused with reality.
Juliet’s House is an ancient building dating back to the 13th century that once belonged to the Cappelletti family, who may have inspired the famous Capulets created by the English playwright and poet.
In the courtyard, freely accessible, the statue of Juliet welcomes visitors and their prayers of love.
If you want to visit the interior of the house, instead, you will have to pay the ticket.
To continue the journey in the footsteps of the tragic love of the two young people, go also to Romeo’s House, now a private residence and not open to visitors.
2. In Verona you can enjoy a delicious meal
Among the reasons why we suggest you visit Verona is its gastronomic tradition.
In the Venetian city, in fact, you can eat very well. Among the main dishes we recommend the bigoli, a fresh pasta similar to spaghetti, but much thicker, and the baccalà alla veronese, a tasty recipe that will amaze you.
If you want to discover the city in a unique and entertaining way, we suggest you take part in our food tour of Verona: we will move in the historical center to admire the most important places of the city, to know its history and to taste the most delicious “scaligeri” dishes! Our local guide will tell you anecdotes and curiosities and take you to the best restaurants in Verona: there’s nothing better than being guided by a local person to get to know a place in depth, don’t you think?
3. The Arena of Verona is one of the best-preserved amphitheaters in the world.
Whether you want to visit Verona in one day or stay in the city a few more days, there is one stop not to be missed: the Arena.
This Roman amphitheater is one of the symbols of the city and one of its most visited places.
The Arena of Verona is one of the best preserved amphitheaters in the world and entering inside it is easy to understand the various functions for which it was once intended.
Where gladiators used to fight in the past, today, during the summer, there are many musical performances that you can attend: the unique setting will make the experience unforgettable and exciting.
4. The panorama from Torre dei Lamberti is incredible
The oldest square of the city hosts a colorful fruit and vegetable market every day: Piazza delle Erbe is a must during a visit to Verona also because here stands the Lamberti Tower.
This medieval tower, 84 meters high, offers a 360° view of the city that will surely leave you speechless.
The advice we give you is to go up at sunset time, when lights and colors will make even more magical and romantic the city of Romeo and Juliet.
Often the Lamberti Tower hosts evening events or aperitifs: we advise you to keep informed to take part.
5. The Scaliger Bridge is an excellent scenery to photograph
Verona is cut in two by the Adige river and, therefore, bridges have always played an important and essential role. During the Second World War they were destroyed, but fortunately in the following years they were rebuilt using the same original materials recovered from the riverbed where they remained after the explosions.
Among the most famous bridges there are the Stone Bridge, dating back to Roman times, and the Scaliger Bridge. The latter was built during the second half of the fourteenth century and is characterized by 3 imposing unequal arches. The bridge stands in front of the Castelvecchio, a building built to further defend the city.
If you love to take pictures the Scaliger Bridge is a perfect scenery to portray.
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We hope that our advice has convinced you to visit Verona.
We are waiting for you to accompany you to discover its best typical dishes!