Think of Italian cities and most people’s first thought is of Venice. But visitors to its smaller neighbour, Verona never fail to be entranced by its beauty and relaxed atmosphere.
As the location of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Italy's most famous balcony awaits you at the Casa di Giulietta on Via Cappello, and if you explore further, you can also find the Casa di Romeo a few streets away. Take time to wander up to Piazza Brà and admire the rose-tinted Roman Arena, the historic amphitheatre which is home to the annual summer opera festival. In Piazza delle Erbe, you can explore the colourful market or sample some of the region's food, which is a must on every Verona holiday. For the art lovers, Verona's City art museum, housed in the 14th century Castelvecchio, offers a great collection of medieval sculptures and Renaissance paintings.
Your holiday in Verona can be either a ‘stand-alone’ 3 or 4 night short break with flights, transfers and accommodation included or a short break to the start of your chosen Lake Garda holiday. If you like, we can of course arrange for you to visit the Opera during your stay in Verona or on Lake Garda.
Two Centres | You can combine your 7 night stay in Lake Trasimeno with a stay in Montecatini so you can experience the beauty and diversity of both areas.
Resort Code: ITVE
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
The Opera at the arena of Verona is magnificent. Sit in the warm night air and enjoy the electric atmosphere and spectacular opera. The festival starts late June and continues to the first week of September.
If you are staying in Verona, we can book your tickets for you. Excursions will also run from all our Lake Garda resorts for all performances and transport to/from the Arena is included. Performances start at 9pm but you will be taken to Verona in plenty of time to enjoy a pre-opera dinner in a restaurant of your choice. See our Verona Opera page for full details and follow the online booking process to pre-book this excursion.