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Verona or Venice - Help me decide

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1. Posted by SophiaS (Budding Member 19 posts) 9y

Hello,

I have to make a choice and I need help. Going Nov. 1- Nov. 3/4th

Which one should I go to and what can I do when I am there.

Thanks,

Sophia

2. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Hi Sophia,

They are both lovely cities but very different in my opinion.

Verona has a small cosy feel to it, easy to get around, very relaxed. Good shopping and you can't miss the opera while you are there. It's an easy place to spend a few days.

Venice is a bustling busy tourist city with a sort of theme-park air to it in some respects. There's A LOT to see and do here, and it's a lot of fun just getting lost in the quirky little streets. It can be too touristy, but if you are going in November I'd expect it to be less busy.

Verona is a little less exciting. In Venice you can hop on a water taxi and head out to the islands - Murano, Burano, St. Michel or to the Lido. Within the city itself there are a myriad churches and museums to visit, most notably St. Mark's Basilica and the Campanile. Lots of great restaurants and cafes hidden away in the alleys and back-streets.

If you do decide to go for Verona, let me know and I'll give you the name of a GREAT campsite which sits on the castle walls overlooking the city. :)

3. Posted by travelbug_ (Respected Member 110 posts) 9y

Hi Sophie

I would say Venice, like Samsara said it's more exciting.

Hope you have a great time wherever you choose to go :)

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

I love Verona, but I think its only worth a few days - there's more to do in Venice.

5. Posted by LittleHote (Inactive 78 posts) 9y

I don't know Verona at all, but I suspect it's just another interesting Italian city. On the other hand, Venice is unique (a very overworked word, but true in this case).

I was completely blown away when I first went to Venice. Perhaps I was naive (I was going there on business so hadn't done any tourist research) but it far exceeded my expectations.

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

If you haven't been before, go to Venice. And with a bit of planning, you can see them both. It is possible to do Verona as a daytrip from Venice if you get up early and return late.

The hostel I stayed at in Venice even offered daytrips by bus to Verona.

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