Things to do
FOOD & WINE
Every Italian region has its own culinary heritage, and Verona is no exception. Visit a traditional Osteria and try local risotto, rich bowls of stew with polenta, or soft potato gnocchi. For a fine dining experience like no other, you could book into a Michelin-starred restaurant on a grand palazzo. And remember, this is Valpolicella country – so be sure to savour a glass or two.
A UNESCO World Heritage site, Verona is dotted with classical treasures. Like the inspiring Lamberti Tower that dominates Piazza della Erbe in the heart of the city. There are grand palaces to explore, from the Gran Guardia to the Barbieri. Plus the 12th-century Romanesque Duomo, filled with frescoes. For an eerie encounter with the Scaligeri family, Verona’s rulers in the 13th and 14th centuries, visit their elaborate Gothic tombs.
The majestic ruins of the Roman Arena are a sight to behold in the day. But at night, this ancient venue really comes alive. Sit in an audience of 30,000 and listen to operas, surrounded by 1st-century stones.