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Introduction

Evening in Verona

Evening in Verona

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Verona is a city in the Veneto region in northeastern Italy and has about 275,000 inhabitants. Although it might not be as well known as other bigger cities in the country, the city has a lot to offer for travellers including many shows, operas and fantastic old building styles dating back to the Medieval and Renaissance periods.

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Sights and Activities

The city of Verona as a whole has been placed on the Unesco World Heritage List, which gives you an idea of the importance of the historical buildings throughout the city. Some of them are:

  • Arena
  • Palazo Canossa
  • Castelvecchio, bridge and museum
  • Porta Leoni and Porta Borsari
  • Ponte Pietra
  • Palazzo della Torre
  • San Giorgio in Braida - a roman catholic church
  • Scaliger Tombs
  • Torre dei Lamberti
  • Verona Cathedral
  • Basilica di San Zeno
  • Piazza dei Signori

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Events and Festivals

  • Bacanal del Gnoco (February) - It's carnival time for Verona and it's a very colourful affair! Look out for the masked revellers in inventive and interesting costumes as they parade through the streets. Floats, bands and majorettes accompany the parade to Piazza San Zeno where traditional food is served. It's a festival that is connected to ancient religion and it lasts several days.
  • Verona In Love (February) - Exhibitions, conerts and shows are held for 5 days around Valentine's Day. With Verona being the location for Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet', it is the perfect romantic setting for Valentine's and it becomes transformed into a romantic hub for the weekend with a heart shaped market running in Piazza dei Signori. Address: Piazza dei Signori
  • Pasqua (March) - The Easter weekend is celebrated with processions and traditional food.
  • Vinitaly (April) - This is one of Italy's most important trade fairs where 150,000 visitors come and visit the thousands of exhibitors and their wares. Address: Fiere di Verona
  • Verona Opera Festival (June) - This summer festival is held in Arena di Verona (an ancient Roman amphitheatre) where performances traditionaly begin at dusk. Spectators bring candles which all get lit as the dark deepens. Singers, directors and designers perform impressive productions, as well as dance and classic concerts. Ballets and traditional dances have also made many appearances. Address: Arena di Verona
  • Shakespeare Festival (July) - Address: Teatro Romano
  • Rassegna dei Presepio and La Stella di Natale (December) - Every December, this event kicks off the Christmas festivities in the city. There are displays of over 400 nativity scenes and a huge sculpture of a star in Piazza Bra Square. A festive market continues until the 13th December (Santa Lucia). Address: Arena di Verona
  • Fiera Cavalli (November) - For over a century, this huge horse fair has been taking place annually and is one of the biggest events of its kind in Italy. It's the ultimate event for horse riding lovers as a large amount of horses, riding clothes/accessories and riding competitions are exhibited. Address: Fiere di Verona

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Weather

Verona's summers last from June to September with temperatures generally between 25 °C and 30 °C and nights of around 16-18 °C degrees. Winters last from December to February with temperatures of around 5 °C and nights around zero. Extremes of above 35 °C and below -10 °C are possible. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, with some heavier showers during the spring and summer months. Winters see occasional snow.

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Getting There

By Plane

Verona Airport (VRN) has several dozens of airlines serving a growing number of European destinations, including London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Malta, Berlin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv. Several charter airlines have flights to quite a few Mediterranean beach holiday destinations.

By Train

Ferrovie dello Stato (FS) is the national train carrier with services to many cities in Italy. For international destinations, check the Trenitalia website for schedules and services.

By Bus

Buses connects Verona to many regional smaller destinations and Eurolines has several connections to European cities as well.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Abete B&BVia Zenari, 1 37128 VeronaGuesthouse-
Ad CentrumLungo Adige Porta Vittoria 23Guesthouse-
Al Quadrifoglio Bed & BreakfastVia 24 maggio, 6Guesthouse96
Albergo Al CastelloVicolo Brusco, 4Hotel-
Avitabile's Bed and BreakfastVia Vittorio Bottego N. 2Guesthouse-
B&B Ai LeoniVia XX Settembre n° 7Guesthouse91
B&B Al FilarmonicoVia dei Mutilati 5Guesthouse91
B&B Arena ArtistVicolo Calcirelli, 11aGuesthouse-
B&B Arena DomusVia Caserma Ospital Vecchio, 6Guesthouse-
B&B CittadellaVicolo Volto Cittadella, 16Guesthouse93
B&B DivinaVia Marconi, 40Guesthouse88
B&B DolceCasaVia Campostrini 13 - PedemonteGuesthouse86
B&B EsterVia Ossario, 2 CustozaGuesthouse88
B&B In the SunVia San Vincenzo 3AGuesthouse91
B&B KellyVia Rovigo 11, San Giovanni LupatotoGuesthouse86
B&B Renzo SpiazziVia Madonna, n.72 PescantinaGuesthouse78
B&B RigolettoVia Amatore Sciesa, 9Guesthouse52
B&B VeronaVia Cernisone 29Guesthouse-
B&B VeronettaVia Muro Padri n.40Guesthouse82
B&B Villa BeatriceVia Bonuzzo S. Anna, 18Guesthouse89
B&B Villa dei PiniVia Chiesa, 7 Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, DomegliaraGuesthouse-
Backpackers hostel VeronaPiazzale L.A. Scuro 12Hostel-
Bed & Breakfast alle ErbeCorte Sgarzarie, 5Guesthouse86
Dimora del ViaggiatoreVia Legnago 250Guesthouse-
Euromotel Croce BiancaVia Bresciana 2Hotel89
Fiore di RobyVia del Pontiere 8Guesthouse96
Franciscus GuesthouseVicolo Calcirelli 25 37122Guesthouse84
Hotel Alla CampagnaVia Bellette 28 San Giovanni LupatotoHotel90
Hotel ArenaStradone Porta Palio 2Hotel82
Hotel BaretaVia Stra' Caldiero (VR)Hotel91
Hotel CavourVicolo Chiodo, 4Hotel-
Hotel CristinaPiazza San Rocco,45 - 37028 Roverè VeroneseHotel84
Hotel MaximVia Belviglieri, 42Hotel-
Hotel Saccardi Quadrante EuropaVia Ciro Ferrari, 8 - 37060 Caselle di SommacampagnaHotel-
Hotel TurismoVia Nazionale nr 58 San Martino Buon AlbergoHotel-
La Buccetta Bed & BreakfastVia G. Galilei, 115Guesthouse91
La Magnolia B&BVia Jacopo Foroni 8Guesthouse88
La TanaVicolo Volto Cittadella 8 37122 VeronaGuesthouse95
Opera 15via amatore sciesa, 15 VeronaApartment-
Parry Bed and BreakfastVia D'Azeglio 2F, Negrar, VeronaGuesthouse-
Porta Vescovo B&BSalita 20 Settembre 10Guesthouse-
Residenza Carducci Centro StoricoVia Carducci 25/cGuesthouse-
Residenza MuropadriVia Muro Padri, 8Guesthouse84
Residenza Universitaria - Hostel CampofioreVicolo Campofiore 2bHostel-
Romeo ApartmentVia Milano 79Apartment-
B&B AbaziaVia San Paolo n° 5 Via San Paolo n° 5GUESTHOUSE86
Hotel DorèVia Milano 23Hotel-
B&B al TeatroVia dei Mutilati 5GUESTHOUSE89
B&B Glicine di LauraVia Colli Berici 7, Colognola Ai ColliGUESTHOUSE78
B&B Ca' del SassoVia Miniscalchi 14GUESTHOUSE88
B&B ParadisoVia Ca' del Pipa 17 San Pietro in CarianoGUESTHOUSE-
B&B CastelvecchioVicolo Volto San Luca, 18GUESTHOUSE92
Vicolo 22vicolo Santa Caterina 22 VeronaGuesthouse96
Juliette House BBVicolo dietro S. Andrea 1GUESTHOUSE85
BB ClaraVia Monte Baldo, 13 San Martino Buon AlbergoGuesthouse-
Residenza La RicciolinaVia Legnago 135Apartment86
Hotel CityVia Madonnina 36 San Giovanni LupatotoHotel86
Airporthotel VeronaVia Monte Baldo 2 Villafranca Di VeronaHotel-
All' Opera B&BVia Alberto Mario 11/AGuesthouse-
Mansarda Raggio di SoleVia Franco Faccio 21Guesthouse88
Ca VendraminVia Dietro Filippini, 2Apartment-
B & B Corte BarbieriVia Rovereto 193 CerianoGUESTHOUSE-
B&B CarmenCorso Porta Nuova 93GUESTHOUSE79
Residence Villa VincoVia Roma, 27 TregnagoGuesthouse-
B&B Sleep EasyVicolo Croce Verde 5GUESTHOUSE-
Space 35Via Fiumicello 26Guesthouse-
B&B IL TulipanoViale Colonnello Galliano, 3a- VeronaGUESTHOUSE-
B&B Casa NuvolaVia Adigetto 21GUESTHOUSE-
Elsa B&BVia Luigia Poloni, 7GUESTHOUSE-
Piccolo HotelVia Camuzzoni, 2Hotel-
B&B Alla Casa di LuciaVia Roma,7GUESTHOUSE-
Residenza al ParcoVia S.Nazaro, 51Apartment-
Ai due PiniVia dei pini, 1 Pescantina VeronaGuesthouse-
Artesia B&BVia Marsala 60GUESTHOUSE-
Ponte ManinVia Daniele Manin,9Guesthouse86
Organic HouseGalleria Pelliccia 8GUESTHOUSE-
Easy Dream B&BVia Luigia Poloni,7GUESTHOUSE86
3jolievia Don Carlo Steeb 15Guesthouse88
Arena B&BVicolo Terese 1GUESTHOUSE87
Bed and Breakfast Dai NonniVicoletto Scala, 3Guesthouse-
A Casa di GiuliaVia Luigi Bonomi, 9Guesthouse93
Casa MirandaVia Antonio da Legnago 19Guesthouse-
Casa BissoliVicolo Lungo 5Apartment-
B&B The LionsVia 20 Settembre 7 VeronaGUESTHOUSE90
GiottoVia Albere 21/bApartment-
B&B CasapiuPiazzetta Navona 6GUESTHOUSE89
Alle Torri B&Bvia Fratelli Rosselli 9GUESTHOUSE92
A Casa di LucaVia Scrimiari 22Guesthouse88
B&B Citta' di Giuliettavia San Paolo, 2GUESTHOUSE77
B&B ChiaraVia Leoncino 22GUESTHOUSE-
Residenza VerrazzanoVia Giovanni da Verrazzano 8APARTMENT-
B&B Like Julietvia Zambelli 10 veronaGUESTHOUSE-
Ai Giardini B&BVia Ciro Menotti, 30GUESTHOUSE94
Agriturismo Al Barcovia Barco 14 ex via Dossobuono 64 Sommacampagna 3GUESTHOUSE-
B&B San DomenicoVicolo San Domenico 12 VeronaGUESTHOUSE-
Residenza CuordiVeronaPiazza Cittadella, 9GUESTHOUSE88
Corte Ceson B&BVia Chiesone, 12 San Pietro in ValleGUESTHOUSE-
Residence Il VicoloVicolo Santa Maria in Organo 9APARTMENT-
Rivacolta B&Bvia Alberico da Barbiano, 6GUESTHOUSE-
Resort La MolaVia Valle Molini 5 Custoza di SommacampagnaHOTEL-
Apartment with terraceviale della Repubblica 6APARTMENT-
La Casa di AlbertinaVia Belfiore 166GUESTHOUSE-
B&B Toscapiazza Cittadella, 4GUESTHOUSE-
Bed and Breakfast Alba ChiaraVia Benedetto Rizzoni, 2 - 37125 Verona (VR)GUESTHOUSE-
Bagolina B&Bvia Valpolicella 10, 37124GUESTHOUSE-
Foresteria Corte Canai B&BVia Segni, 4 Grezzana, VeronaGUESTHOUSE-
Le 2 TerrazzeVia Zambelli, 9 VeronaGUESTHOUSE-
Casa Marilla Fashion ApartmentViale Palladio 14APARTMENT-
B&B Happy DaysVia Augusto Campetti 29 CaldierinoGUESTHOUSE-
B&B Dolce DormireVia Mazzano, 13 NegrarGUESTHOUSE-
Andreoli & Miglioranzi AffittacamereVia Bellette 28 San Giovanni LupatotoGUESTHOUSE-
B&B ArielCorso Porta Nuova 39GUESTHOUSE-
B&B PrimaveraVia dei Mutilati 7GUESTHOUSE85
B&B Dal CustodeVia Mangano 1 SonaGUESTHOUSE83
Casa degli UliviVia dei Ciliegi, 12/B NegrarGUESTHOUSE-
Corte Valpolicella B&BVia Lenguin, 32 San Pietro in CarianoGUESTHOUSE-
B&B MariclaVia Sansovino 8GUESTHOUSE-
B&B La BohemeVia dei Mutilati 7GUESTHOUSE-
Stella PolareVia Giacomo Medici 10GUESTHOUSE-
La SostaPiazza S. Andrea 8 Badia CalavenaHOSTEL-
VeronAnticavia Tazzoli 9GUESTHOUSE-
Casa ArenaPiazzetta Municipio, 8APARTMENT-
B&B PoesiaVia Lina Arianna Jenna,1GUESTHOUSE-
B&B SanzenettoVicolo cieco Boscarello 3aGUESTHOUSE-
All'Angolo di RomeoPiazzetta Capretto, 3 VeronaGUESTHOUSE-
B&B Alla PiazzettaVia Caserma Ospital Vecchio 13GUESTHOUSE-
Sleep Easy HostelVia XX Settembre, 80HOSTEL-
B&B Osteria Della PievePiazza Della Pieve 1 Sant'AmbrogioGUESTHOUSE-
In Arena l'Opera Bed & BreakfastLargo Caldera, 11GUESTHOUSE-
Romeo Design RoomsVia Patuzzi 1GUESTHOUSE-
B&B Al ParcoVia Campania 19GUESTHOUSE-
B&B Giulietta e RomeoVia Adigetto,9GUESTHOUSE-
Alex ApartmentVia Dietro Filippini 4APARTMENT-
B&B Re LearVicolo Volto San Luca 19GUESTHOUSE-
A Verona da GiuliaVia Luigi Bonomi 9/aGUESTHOUSE-
Residence VeronaLoc.Pontirole, 1 37010 PastrengoAPARTMENT-
Il Geco in ArenaVia L. Marchi 6GUESTHOUSE-
B&B agli Scavivia Amanti 2GUESTHOUSE86

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Keep Connected

Internet

Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.

Post

Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 45.4420061
  • Longitude: 10.995485

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