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Which is the most romantic city in the world? Paris? No: Verona! The city of love, a destination for a kiss, the sweetest place on earth: Verona is the perfect destination for a vacation to love. But it's not all hearts and romantic love: the place adored by fiancés, the most famous destination for future married couples is also extremely popular with families and nature-lovers. Find out why and get to know Verona with our advice for tours for all tastes!
Romeo, Juliet and the Arena
One thing is certain: Verona means Shakespeare. And Romeo and Juliet. If you want to find the intense love story of the two lovers opposed by their respective families in the city, go and visit the homes of Romeo and Juliet. You mustn't miss the famous balcony from where Juliet looked down on her devoted suitor. So romantic!
At this point you already know where your steps will take you: do you remember how the story of Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague ended? This is where Juliet's tomb appears: to conclude the tour dedicated to one of the most famous and heart-rending love stories in history, you'll arrive at the former convent of San Francesco al Corso, where previous visitors to Juliet's tomb include Charles Dickens and Lord Byron.
It's just a short step from culture to history: here we are in one of Verona's most popular monuments, the Arena. It's a real magnet for tourists from all over the world, who fly from far and wide to get a glimpse of this ancient Roman amphitheater. Did you know? The Arena is the largest open-air opera house in the world and has housed the Opera Festival since 1913!
Green entertainment for visitors small and large
Whoever says that it's impossible to find nature in the city is greatly mistaken. Or has never been to Verona. When in Verona you should wear comfortable shoes and bring your bike with you: there are plenty of scenic routes and itineraries to discover. Ride along the banks of the Adige: discover the city center with its monuments, together with the North and South Adige Parks. Other green areas worth visiting include the Piazza Bra garden and the Verona Walls Park. However, if you're looking for a tour that is religious and green at the same time, try the walk of the 10 Capitelli (capitals): a relaxing walk through the countryside, to discover the East Verona hills and its most picturesque lanes.
It's great to share the fun. And flying on vacation with kids in tow is relaxing. Really! In Verona there are (green) spaces suitable for even the youngest visitors, so they can have fun while the adults enjoy a little relaxation. Take for example, Sigurtà Park, whose highlights, among its walks and unmissable views, include the Rose Avenue, the maze and the curious box trees. But the star attraction is the Tà farm, with so many cute animals including ducks, goats and hens.
You can't neglect your stomach, and there is plenty to taste in Verona. Don't miss the city's typical dishes like peperita, stewed beef with "pearà" (pepper) sauce and paparèle coi fegadini, egg tagliatelle flavored with chicken giblets. You should also try the mixed stew with pearà, the sauce made with butter and pepper, among other ingredients.
Don't miss polenta, served as polenta and stockfish or polenta and osei. Whereas, the king of desserts is pandoro, created in Verona like its predecessor, Nadalin, another exquisite Christmas delicacy.
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