7 Day Itinerary in VeronaEdit This
Verona is of course famous as the location of Romeo and Juliet, but this beautiful Italian town in Veneto has a range of interesting historical sites that should be seen by every tourist to the area. A Verona Itinerary is the best way to see everything.
In the centre of the Piazza Bra can be seen the astonishing Arena, a Roman amphitheatre which is known for its enormous size. While visiting the Piazza Bra, tourists can sample some of the excellent shopping in the area.
Go to the Via Cappello, and see the “La Casa di Giulietta de’ Capuleti” – the Balcony of Juliet. The house is supposed to be the traditional family home of the Capulets in Verona, and as tourists enter the courtyard, they can see Juliet’s balcony, and also a small bronze statue of the heroine. The Via Mazzini leads directly on to the Piazza della Erbe, a market which also features attractive renaissance houses.
Visit Santa Anastasia. It's the largest church in Verona, and contains the Fresco “St George and the Princess”, which is a unique example of Gothic Court art. The church also contains a wonder of famous works; it's sometimes hard not to get lost in the pictures, but by crossing the Ponte Pietra it's possible to visit the Roman Theatre on Castel San Pietro.
Take the time to visit the Museo Civico and the Castelvecchio on the Corso Cavour – the castle is a 14th century palace which was converted into a fortress. On the same path, visit the Arco dei Gavi – now almost lost in the midst much younger buildings, this 1st century arch was once a medieval city gate.
Visit the Chiesa di San Lorenzo, a 12th century church now very difficult to find in a maze of close-built houses. It also contains an older church which dates back to around the 5th century.
Visit the Piazza dei Signori and the house of Piety, and the Arche Scaligere. The arches date from the fourteenth century and contain statues of the Scala families. Be sure to bring walking boots for this trip, as there’s a lot to see.
Visit the porta Leoni, a dry ancient dockyard in the middle of a range of shops, and cobbles. The view is amazing.
Visit the Chiesa di San Fermo, an 8th century temple which is still one of the most amazing sights in Verona.