Verona Tips

Verona tips from local guidesLooking for some Verona tips? You’ve come to the right place. We’ve spent years getting to know the beautiful city of Verona. Whether this is your first trip or your tenth here are some things you should know.

Train and Bus
Getting to Verona by train is very easy: the reservation is requested on the “Frecce” trains. It takes 90 min. approx. from both Venice and Milan and there are trains departing every hour. The train station (Verona Porta Nuova) is 20 minutes on foot to downtown. The easiest way to get to Verona from the eastern side of lake Garda is by bus.

Accessibility
Verona is generally very accessible. The city center is plain and almost all the spots are accessible to disabled people.  The downtown public toilets are also  accessible. There are, however, a few spots that NOT accessible: Torre dei Lamberti, Castelvecchio, Tomb of Juliet, Archeological Museum.

Afternoon Snack
If your adventures have left you hungry there are a few places that can help. Locals go to Caffè Montebaldo  for a tartina and a glass of wine or to La Gina for a cup of tortellini on the go. If you’re looking for a nice place for a picnic with kids try the low water pool at the Arsenale behind Castelvecchio and by the river beach.  And for a can’t-miss-it treat, the millefoglie cake at the Dolce Locanda is a showstopper.

Shopping
The three main shopping streets are: via Mazzini, via Cappello, corso Porta Borsari. Locals browse also corso Santa Anastasia, via Fama, Largo Pescheria Vecchia.

Art and Archeology 
There are a thousand beautiful things to see in Verona. The very, very special hidden treasures are: the Medieval fresco inside the Torre Abbaziale close to St. Zeno basilica and the wooden choir into Santa Maria in Organo church. In full downtown look for the Roman mosaics underneath the Benettonstore and the Cos store in the central via Mazzini

Soccer
Hellas Verona is the Italian small soccer club that sells more season tickets. Do not miss a match at the local stadium Bentegodi. If you like soccer related stories, read the irrestible A season with Hellas Verona by the Brit-now-Veronese author Tim Parks.

Carnival
For an off-season trip, in February the local Carnival parade provides a very Italian, unforgettable experience!

Tight on time? How to spend an hour in Verona

If this is your first time in Verona and you’re only got an hour to spend you cannot miss the arena. The inside is worth a visit just keep in mind that it’s often closed on Monday mornings. Juliet’s balcony from the courtyard is also a must-see. Closing time is at 19:20. If have been to Verona before, take a look at the Castelvecchio bridge and the elegant Roman Arco dei Gavi they’re just a few steps from one another.



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