Verona, perhaps one of the prettiest of Italian cities, makes for a very nice day trip from Bologna. Arriving at the Verona Porta Nuova station via comfortable high speed train, visitors still have a full day to explore even after the hour and twenty-minute train ride. With my 50mm lens firmly in place, I set off to see what this city has to offer.
Verona, at first glance, feels modern, classy and clean with it’s high-end stores along smooth marble streets that wind through the center. Wandering on foot you will pass an ancient Roman amphitheater (Verona Arena), pretty gardens with water fountains and the balcony made famous by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliette. Eventually, you will come to the gem of this city; the beautiful gathering center known as Piazza delle Erbe. This square is one of the prettiest you’ll find in Italy and the more you look up, the more frescoes and architectural details you will find.
While I found the city to be incredibly beautiful and photogenic, Verona, in my opinion, can best be appreciated from atop the lookout tower known as Torre dei Lamberti or alongside the Adige River which is surprisingly quiet and empty. Here are some images intended to bring you on a day trip to Verona with me, even if just briefly. Divertitevi (enjoy)!
Where to Stay in Verona
When looking for accommodations abroad, I want to feel safe and comfortable while feeling the charm of the place, not in some hotel room that could be anywhere in the world. I want to distinctly feel the life and culture of that place. Verona is perfect for a romantic stay and I’ve found some beautiful accommodations I think you’ll enjoy. One of the best B&Bs in the heart of the historic center is Il Relais, or you can enjoy the fantastic apartments at Palazzo Camozzini, Guesthouse Relais Empire, L’Ospite Verona Apartments and Hotel Europa. If you enjoy AirBNB rentals, my favorite four wonderful Verona AirBNBs are listed here.
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