Verona is known for being the world’s most romantic city. But it is also, just like Graz, a cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. Although this city is most famous for Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love, there are quite a few other remarkable sights that deserve to be seen.
Most recognized attraction and pride of Verona is the arena on Piazza Bra. Built in 30 AD, it is the third biggest roman amphitheater in Italy.
Because of the excellent acoustics it is still in use for open air concerts and opera performances with a capacity of 15 000 people. Arena is open for visitors every day and the entrance costs 10 €. On the first Sunday of the month the entrance fee is only 1 Euro. You can check the opening hours HERE.
Castelveccio is the 14th century fortress and the city’s most imposing building. It was build by Cangrande II della Scala and used as a residence as well as a fortress. Today it is a museum with a large collection of masterpieces.
The actual name of this square is Piazza dei Signori. In the middle of surrounding palaces, there is a monument of Dante. The famous writer of Divine Comedy spent many years of his exile period in Verona and wrote some of his works.
Casa di Giulietta
The house turned into museum is in fact empty. But you can go inside for 6 € and take pictures on Juliet’s balcony, even though Juliet never stood there. As a matter of fact, the whole story about Romeo and Juliet’s love without happy ending is fictional. But that doesn’t stop crowds of people from all over of the world to come here to see (and touch for luck in love) the statue of Juliet and put heir love message on the walls.
Casa di Romeo
Romeo’s house is just a few streets away from Juliet’s house. Unlike Juliet’s it is private and not open to public. Although the interior cannot be visited the nearby restaurant contains some of it’s rooms.
It is of course not a landmark of Verona. But when in Italy, you just have to have a pizza. With pizzerias on almost each corner, it is hard to decide where to eat. In my experience, you cannot get a bad pizza in Italy. We went to Leon D’Oro and we were not disappointed.