A Snapshot of Verona

Ah, Verona. The city of love and the home to Romeo and Juliet.

But that’s not why I visited. I wanted to discover a city that was small and easy to walk around. I wanted a place to base myself and that I could feel comfortable on my first solo trip.

Although it didn’t quite work out like that, Verona was still one of the highlights of my trip. Personally, it was the loneliest time of my three-week trip, but that had nothing to do with Verona and everything to do with me and my planning.

I spent six nights in Verona, and after Florence, Verona felt small and easy, even though Florence is known for its compact size. I was ready for less walking and more exploring, and Verona did not disappoint.

I felt safe and comfortable walking around, and its small size made it easy to explore each morning before a short walk back to my hotel and back out again later to explore and eat some more.

On my first day, I joined a walking food tour with Veronality, and I ended up being the only one. The benefit of travelling out of season, I guess. It did make it much more persona walking around Verona with the lovely Diana, and I had a wonderful time, sharing stories, eating and drinking and thoroughly enjoying Diana’s bubbly personality.

I love slow travel, so I prefer to base myself in one place and spend days exploring, taking my time. But we are all different, and if only want to see Verona for a day you will not be disappointed.

Verona is a comfortable train ride for a day trip from Florence or Venice, in fact, I met a few people who were visiting for the day from Venice.

I will write an in-depth post about all I did and what I recommend, but for now, I hope you enjoy a snapshot of Verona, the highlights of my time there.

I will definitely be back to explore more.

 

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&juliet

 

A Snapshot of Verona

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&juliet

The presence of the Middle Ages is prominent in Verona, although the location itself dates back to Prehistoric times.

 

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&julietAnd right in the middle of the Historic Centre is the Arena. The arena is still used today, particularly for Opera performances.

 

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&juliet

 

Take a sneak peak at Verona and see if it's for you. I think it is definitely worth a visit and recommend a couple of days at least to explore, if not more. #italy #romeo&juliet #veronaPiazza Bra is in the historic centre of the city. It was a rainy day, and I needed to be careful on the marble walkways not to slip.

 

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&julietThe Castelvecchio Bridge (also known as Scaliger Bridge)

 

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&julietI enjoyed exploring Castelvecchio, well worth a visit.

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&julietPiazza delle Erbe a popular spot even in offseason.

 

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&julietThe Christmas Market was set up in Piazza dei Signori

 

A brief overview of the beautiful city of Verona, a definite must on any Italian itinerary. #verona #italy #romeo&julietYou can walk up Torre dei Lamberti, or do what I did, take the elevator.

 

A taste of what Verona has to offer. A delightful city, easy to explore on foot and definitely worth a visit. #italy #verona #romeo&julietI was lucky enough to time my visit to coincide with sunset.

 

A taste of what Verona has to offer. A delightful city, easy to explore on foot and definitely worth a visit. #italy #verona #romeo&julietThe Duomo of Verona – Santa Maria Matricolare

 

 

A taste of what Verona has to offer. A delightful city, easy to explore on foot and definitely worth a visit. #italy #verona #romeo&julietAnd the beautiful Angel sculpture on the Portico. I think she is stunning.

 

A taste of what Verona has to offer. A delightful city, easy to explore on foot and definitely worth a visit. #italy #verona #romeo&julietPonte Pietra, a beautiful stone bridge crossing the Adige River. I stopped at a couple of the stalls set up on the bridge before I made my way up to Piazzale Castel San Pietro.

 

 

A taste of what Verona has to offer. A delightful city, easy to explore on foot and definitely worth a visit. #italy #verona #romeo&julietThe views from here are spectacular. You can walk up, or down, or take the funicular either or both ways.

 

A taste of what Verona has to offer. A delightful city, easy to explore on foot and definitely worth a visit. #italy #verona #romeo&juliet

 

Take a sneak peak at Verona and see if it's for you. I think it is definitely worth a visit and recommend a couple of days at least to explore, if not more. #italy #romeo&juliet #veronaAnd of course the statue of Juliet. I wasn’t even looking for this, but quite literally stumbled upon the entrance while walking around.

I hope you enjoyed this quite look at Verona. It is a beautiful city and one I would highly recommend visiting. I would certainly allow a couple of days to explore, or more if you are like me and prefer slow travel. I was in Verona for six days.

 

Cindy x

 

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Verona is a beautiful city that is easy to explore and a delight to spend time in. With stunning sites, fantastic restaurants plus more it has a lot to offer. #italy #verona #romeo&juliet

 

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