Buongiorno! I’m back in Italy since Saturday. As a matter of fact, I felt the need to finally show you the pictures from our little trip to Verona. As you may already know, Irina and Conny came down to Lago di Garda for a couple of days. Combining the stay with a little day trip to Verona was very convenient. Verona is approximately 1,5 hours away from my hometown, which was the perfect excursion during school. Therefore, the only few times I visited the city was with our class. I think I haven’t been to Verona in five years. The last time I was in Verona was with my dad.
Here are a couple of recommendations what to do & where to eat in Verona!
Good thing is that I could re-explore the city and show Irina and Conny around. Since we caught some of the hot days, we got there very early and left right after noon. We strolled through the city center, which wasn’t so crowded. Of course, people were queuing around Romeo e Giulietta. Irina being a big Shakespeare fan was one happy kid after visiting the House of Giulietta.
Mini sightseeing in VERONA
I must confess that I’ve only seen the main sights in Verona. I prefer to stroll through the city and breathe the Italian life in, have a quick cappuccino al banco and grab a delicious focaccia.
- Of course, the Arena of Verona is a must. I visited it the last time, which was very beautiful. I’ve added going to a concert in the Arena onto my bucket list. The summer concerts looked too great this year.
- La Casa di Giulietta – all Shakespeare fans have to go there. You can leave a little love note on the entrance! I recommend going very early in the morning because it gets very crowded in the afternoon!
- Torre dei Lamberti – climb up the tower to get a great view onto the city center and the beautiful Piazza delle Erbe.
- A visit of Castelvecchio.
- A beautiful stroll through Giardino Giusti – one of the most beautiful Renaissance garden of Italy still on my list for the next time!!
- HIDDEN GEM! Madonna della Corona Sanctuary near Verona.
Where to eat in VERONA
Here is a little list of traditional trattorie in the heart of Verona. The places I chose are smaller ones with less than 60 places:
Al Bersagliere, Via Dietro Pallone 1, Verona – www.trattoriaalbersagliere.it
Al Boscarel, Vicolo Cieco Boscarello 5/a, Verona – www.osteriaboscarel.it
Al Pompiere, Vicolo Regina D’Ungheria 5, Verona – www.alpomiere.com
Antica Osteria al Duomo, Via Duomo 7/A, Verona
Arco dei Gavi, Corso Cavour 43, Verona – www.trattoriaarcodeigavi.it
Giulietta e Romeo, Corso Sant’Anastasia 27, Verona – www.osteriagiuliettaeromeo.it
Locanda di Castelvecchio, Corso Castelvecchio 21/a – www.ristorantecastelvecchio.com
Osteria a la Carega, Via Cadrega 8, Verona – www.osterialacarega.com
Osteria Casa Vino, Vicolo Morette 8/A, Verona – www.osteriacasavino.it
Osteria del Bugiardo, Corso Porta Borsari 17, Verona – www.buglioni.it/osteria
Super small! Trattoria Trota, Via Trota 3 – www.osteriaallatrotaverona.it
Zeno Gelato e cioccolato, San Zeno 12, Verona
Gelateria la Romana, Piazza Santo Spirito 9, Verona
Savoia, via Roma 1/b, Verona
Come una volta, Galleria Pellicciai 11, Verona
Gelateria Verona, Piazza Libero Vinco 20/b, Verona
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little photo excursion to Verona!