Verona sightseeing – Rome and Juliet

A day out in Verona
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A day out Verona sightseeing is an easy excursion on a “do it yourself” basis. Verona is a large city in northern Italy and the “capital” of the Verona region. The city offers many sights to the tourist – some are free, some are chargeable. Those arriving at Verona by air will appreciate the high frequency coach service to Verona city centre/rail station. There are bus and rail links to Lake Garda.

Verona sightseeing Juliets balcony

Verona sightseeing – Juliet’s balcony

Verona is of course famous for art and literature. William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet takes place in Verona. Some scenes in his play The Two Gentlemen of Verona feature the city of Verona. The Casa di Giulietta (Juliet Capulet’s villa in the play) is a significant visitor attraction. Visitors will not only see the balcony, but also this statue of Juliet. Legend says that visitors must rub Juliet’s breast to receive good fortune and luck!

Verona, rubbing Juliet's breast

Verona sightseeing – rubbing Juliet’s breast

The streets of Verona often play host to street entertainers. The atmosphere is welcoming and friendly. Visitors are encouraged to join in the fun.

Verona street entertainment Italy

Not quite an egg and spoon race!

The world-famous Arena is almost two thousand years old. In its day, the Arena could accommodate 30,000 visitors. Nowadays, this is limited to 15,000 guests for safety reasons.  Throughout the year, various events take place at the Arena, including the much renowned Opera. This link provides information about the Arena. The Arena is often open and is well worth a visit.

The Arena at Verona motorhome caravan

The Arena at Verona

Verona sightseeing – where to stay?

Those staying at the northern end of Lake Garda can take a direct bus to Verona from towns such as Riva and Malcesine. However, at quieter times of the year, it is necessary to change busses at Garda.

Southern Lake Garda resorts, such as Peschiera and Sirmione have numerous campsites. These towns have a direct bus service to Verona.

There is also a camper stop in Verona, although as yet, we have not inspected it.

Why not have a read of our article about bus tickets at Lake Garda?

 

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