Verona knows perfectly well wherefore it is popular: a prized location in Italian and European power struggles, some of the finest Roman, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture you'll find anywhere on the peninsula and a history dating back to Roman times, which includes family feuds, romance and drama enough to inspire Shakespeare to lay his scenes for Romeo and Juliet there. Our selection of the best places to stay in Verona are perfectly situated to make the most of this fascinating city. They vary from great value options in the surrounding countryside to top notch luxury a stone's throw from the Arena.
Verona is an easy city to manoeuvre. Most of the highlights are in the bend in the river at the centre of the old town, around the Basilica di San Zano Maggiore. Widely regarded as Northern Italy's most magnificent Romanesque structure, this church's grand square and its red tower mean you'll never get lost. Verona's other great church is the Duomo. Built in the 12th Century, this striking, striped building has some wonderful statues.
Verona's Roman arena was built of rosy marble in the 1st century, and survived the earthquake in the 12th to stand today as the city's largest performance venue, seating 30,000. You can visit it anytime, but it's obviously more exciting if you see a performance.
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One of the most romantic spots in Verona must be Juliet's balcony. Apparently Shakespeare based his play on the real Veronese family who lived here and had a rivals with a neighbouring clan. And in those times wooing ladies from below their balconies was the way to court. For a small fee you can enter the little museum and your lady can go onto the balcony for you to photograph from the courtyard below.
One of the most romantic times to visit Verona is during the summer opera festival. The city hosts opera's biggest names in the gorgeously evocative Roman arena.
Verona is quieter in the wintertime, but still a wonderful destination, lit up, warm and welcoming. And there's plenty to do indoors. One of Verona's other great attractions is the Museo di Castelvecchio.
Firstly for the architecture: it's a pretty spectacular fortress destroyed first by Napoleon's troops and then WW2, and then 'patched up' in the 60s in a fascinating way. And also for the museum interior, including frescoes, great art, medieval artefacts and jewellery.
An ever popular destination, it is best to plan ahead if you want to bag one of the best places to stay in Verona.....they fill up pretty quickly in peak seasons.
Still not sure which to book? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Verona, or call, or email, one of our gurus for advice. Alternatively take a look at all our recommendations in the Veneto.
An elegant hotel surrounded by olive trees just outside Verona. Exquisite rooms have wooden floors, antique furniture, unique views and all mod cons. Vineyards on the doorstep, as well as UNSECO-listed Verona. A laid back country escape for couples or families.
An ideal location and pleasant (if slightly dated) rooms have won the Accademia many friends. Beautiful sand stone building with romantic pale green shutters. Large elegant rooms provide comfort. An ideal spot to explore Verona for pleasure or while on business.
Gorgeous Relais - Romeo and Jultiet style. Romantic bedrooms in the palest pastels (pinks, limes, yellows) with four poster beds, Baroque furniture, and fresh white linens. A lovely inner courtyard is equally whimsical.
A small hotel where modern Romeos take their Juliets. Individually themed rooms decorated with elegant romance - antique rugs, magnificent drapes, candles, art objects, private balconies overlooking the courtyard.
Experience life like a local in these stylish apartment-sized suites. Decor is smart and contemporary throughout with wooden floors, neutral colours, and handpicked pieces of modern furniture. Bang in the centre of town, it's ideal for opera lovers or those who want to shop till they drop.
Stylish, discreet ‘street hotel’ with a code that lets you enter directly off the street, bypassing the need for reception. Five individually designed rooms are beautifully decorated with statement floral prints and top notch accessories. Perfect for romantic trysts in the city of Romeo and Juliet
Classical elegance and top notch luxury. Seamless bedrooms and suites combine modern gadgetry, private jacuzzis, and white leather furniture with marble columns, parquet floors and frescoes. Excellent Michelin chef directed restaurant. Luxurious, but still family friendly.
Fantastic boutique hotel for the design conscious. Baroque furniture, fountains, landscaped gardens, contemporary art, Scandinavian furniture and Venetian chandeliers. Like something from Gatsby. There's also an excellent restaurant and spa.
Akin to staying in a luxury antique shop surrounded by silverware, fine china and highly polished furniture, but deeply relaxing and rather grand. An opulent romantic destination.
Family pride rather than corporate greed are what drives the standards up in this attractive luxury manor house. Beautiful interiors that combine original stone facades, wooden beams, and elegant furniture. Outstanding food and private reception facilities for weddings.
A place of extravagant luxury in the centre of Verona: palatial individually designed rooms (some with private hammam), majestic bathrooms, complimentary minibar. Plus there's a spa for pampering & pretty courtyard garden for romantic dinners. A truly spoiling spot where you'll feel like a VIP!