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When visiting any new country or city it is sometimes daunting to sort through the many sights and attractions that surround you and to decide how best to spend your time, so the itinerary below should give you some idea of what to do during a short break in Verona. You also don’t really want to be wasting precious time trying to find local places to eat and relax after a long day sightseeing. This itinerary and the other complimentary areas of this site hope to take some of this pressure away for you. These are however just suggestions and of course you should create the trip to suit you.
Suggested Verona itinerary
Morning - Visit one of the most popular locations, Juliet's House and perhaps visit the place where Romeo was said to live nearby. Then onto Piazza delle Erbe which is one of the most picturesque squares in the city, with the Madonna Verona Fountain at its centre and the Tower Lamberti to climb for some magnificent views.
Lunch - For a light lunch, head to Caffe delle Erbe in the Piazza delle Erbe where you can enjoy a great coffee and tasty brioche.
Afternoon - Dante's Square is worth a visit to the see the outstanding buildings, archway and famous statue of Dante. From here you can head over to see the impressive Palazzo Barberi (the town hall) in Piazza Bra. If you have some spare time left you visit the San Zeno Cathedral (Duomo).
Dinner - Al’Duomo is an excellent restaurant right next to the Cathedral and on certain nights they have a mandolin ensemble to entertain you.
Evening - Spend a relaxing evening trying the many different bard and cafes that serve delicious cocktails, local beer or wine, and offer some fantastic locations with terraces that make the most of the lovely Mediterranean climate (see entertainment). At the end of a busy night you can head to the Creperia Cuove and Avanzi at Via Marconi 58 to tuck into a sweet or savoury treat.
Morning - Visit the Arena or the Teatro Romano across the river on the hill to the North East of the city. You can take a tour around these fantastic locations that once were home to fierce gladiator battles. If you decide not to take a tour, you may choose to spend the rest of your morning investigating the excellent shopping streets and markets to find that perfect keepsake.
Lunch - A good location for lunch or dinner is the Cangrande Osteria and Enoteca, serving exceptional cheese and meat plates, and if you are lucky enough to be sitting outside when a performance or rehearsal of opera is taking place in the Arena, you will be able to overhear from the patio.
Afternoon - Take time to see the Basilica St Zeno and then only a 15 minute walk away you can visit the Castel Vecchio.
Dinner - Al Calmiere, is a well run restaurant in San Zeno Piazza that serves delicious local cuisine al fresco overlooking the busy square.
Evening - If you can arrange tickets it would be a great idea to try to get to see a performance at either the Arena or the Teatro Romano. If not you could try one of the venues with live music around the city, such as the Rain, the fabulous new jazz club.