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About Verona

It's not hard to work out why Verona is so popular: it’s a prized location in Italian and European power struggles; has some of the finest Roman, Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture you'll find anywhere on the peninsula, arranged on pretty piazzas and a tangle of streets; 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 and Two Gentlemen of Verona here. It’s also got art, romance, and a 1st century amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, which hosts an annual opera festival. The best places to stay in Verona offer easy access to a number of features from this list. We recommend converted palazzos dripping with romance and just moments from the Arena di Verona, historic townhouses close to Juliet’s House, luxurious hotels with impressive art and antiques, romantic guesthouses and B&Bs, and discreet apart-hotels among accommodation options.

Verona is a relatively easy city to explore on foot, with the majority of its highlights positioned within a bend in the river Adige, around the Basilica di San Zano Maggiore, an especially impressive Romanesque structure. This is where you’ll find the rosy-coloured Roman amphitheatre, many of the city’s most elegant churches, the old town, and Juliet’s House. Many of the best places to stay in Verona are also within this small area, so ideally located for explorations!

Verona’s summer opera season is well known, and attended, but Verona also hosts a Shakespeare Festival, a Carnival, and the Festa del Nodo d’Amore — celebrating tortellini! While many people book into the best places to stay in Verona during the summer months, Verona’s humid winters, with their mysterious fog, are romantic too.

The Best Places to Stay in Verona

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  • A proper 18th century palazzo on a grand scale, the Palazzo Monga comes complete with gorgeous original parquet floors, detailed plasterwork, graceful chandeliers and grand ceilings. Within are just three suites and one room, and all feel gloriously luxurious, decorated with antiques from the period, and opulent fabrics. Despite there being so few rooms, the Palazzo also has a sauna and gym for guests to enjoy. It may seem to flash for your kids, but the size of these rooms do make them ideal for families.
  • The Gabbia d'Oro is a hotel like no other, akin to staying overnight in a luxurious antique shop. Expect original stone and beams, warm, polished woodwork, and the aforementioned collection of gorgeous antiques. It sounds overdone, but the decor has taste and wit. Most of the 27 guest rooms are suites. The restaurant has plenty of charm too, as does the bar.

For a Special Occasion

  • The Palazzo Victoria is a luxurious affair, just a few minutes' stroll from the Arena di Verona. Its facade is impressively historic, but within this hotel manages to be both historically impressive and offer all the chicest style and contemporary gadgets. Its 58 rooms and 12 suites feature both wonderful original features — like marble or parquet floors, frescoes, and spacious scale — as well as design furniture and state-of-the-art gadgets. The restaurant serves local cuisine, the bar is super chic, and there’s a pool table too. Luxurious, but still family-friendly.
  • In the heart of historic Verona, just a short stroll from Juliet’s House, Il Relais is a four room B&B converted from a palazzo, and offering 19th century charm and contemporary comfort. Expect urns, oil paintings and antiques, but also marble bathrooms, and friendly staff. A wonderful home from home.

For the Opera

  • Right in the centre of town, just moments from the Arena di Verona, the Escalus Suites are a collection of just six apartment-sized suites, with smart, contemporary decor in neutral colours, and well proportioned furniture. All the have tea and coffee-making facilities, and some have small kitchenettes. Breakfast is delivered to your door at a time of your choosing and there are snacks laid out by a friendly concierge. Perfect for a personalised welcome.

For Romantics

  • With its six rooms all named after famous lovers, the Relais Ristori is declaring its romantic intent. The decor has something of the Baroque fairytale palace about it, with pastel coloured walls, plenty of gold and gilt, and dramatic four-poster beds. Most of the rooms look out over the hotel’s courtyard, which is also well set up for romantics. No restaurant, but they do offer breakfast.
  • The Locanda al Vescovo is a hotel with a small, pampering spa, close to the Porto Vescovo Verona. Inside are ten rooms, decorated with beamed ceilings, wood floors, and natural stone, which lends a cavernous effect, especially in the spa and the breakfast room, which are larger spaces. When you add the coloured lighting, the effect is very contemporary. The restaurant is romantic.

For a City Escape

  • Stylish and discreet, Cinque Rooms is collection of just five rooms, which you enter directly from the street, sans Reception. So the rooms are a bit like tiny, ground floor apartments, with large mirrored windows onto the street, and soundproofing. Within are all the creature comforts you might need, a Nespresso machine, sound system, and a fully stocked mini bar, plus stylish, yet unfussy decor.
  • Relais Fra Lorenzo is an impressively converted villa, close to the Parco delle Colombare, which overlooks the centre of Verona from its charming lawns and its six lovely rooms. Guests are still within a pleasant walk of the city centre, and have a peaceful haven to return to after sightseeing, including a lovely outdoor pool, lounge and bar. There’s no restaurant onsite, but there are plenty locally. Intimate and peaceful.

For Great Value

  • Despite the name, the Hotel Bologna is actually in the historic heart of Verona, facing the picturesque Piazza Brà, and just a few moments from the Arena di Verona. Converted from a charming townhouse, its 32 rooms and suites pffer a fairly classic hotel style, with rather grand headboards, cosy lamp-light, and elegantly dramatic drapes. The best suite has a terrace with private outdoor hot tub. The restaurant specialises in Venetian cuisine.
  • The Hotel Accademia is another perfectly located hotel, this time close to Juliet’s House and the Piazza delle Erbe. The stone facade is elegantly grand, and while the interiors are a little dated, you might just as much see them as ‘classically Italian’: think plush, coloured carpets, chandeliers and dark wood. There are 94 rooms and suites, in an excellent range of shapes and sizes, and a friendly atmosphere. 

Best B&Bs and Guesthouses

  • Il Relais dell'Abbazia is a three room B&B converted from a Benedictine monastery in San Zeno. There’s nothing of the monk’s cell about these rooms, they’re light and airy, with contemporary fireplaces, pale wood furnishings and accents in rattan. Breakfast is an impressive spread, served in the charming garden when the weather allows.

Outside Verona

  • If you're looking for a private spot in which to woo your Juliet, the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista is our recommendation. Just outside of town, this hotel is like something from The Great Gatsby, but with a twist of modern art. So it's perfect for design conscious Romeos. Expect a perfect Baroque base, topped with bold colours, contemporary art, Venetian chandeliers, and Scandi furnishings, plus the gardens have a beautiful pool. The spa and restaurant are excellent too.

For a self catering apartment or villa

  • If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Verona’s airport is called Verona Villafranca Airport, and is a short distance from the centre of town — around ten minutes by car or taxi, or 15 minutes by bus, number 199. Verona is also easily reached from Venice airport, Marco Polo, which is just over an hour and a half away by public transport, or around an hour by road. Verona’s station is right in the centre of town, and well connected to other large European centres.
  • If you plan to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.
  • With numerous museums and galleries, Verona is a year round destination, however it’s certainly busier with visitors in the summer months. If you are visiting in summer expect hot, sunny weather, but Verona’s temperatures are relatively mild at both ends of the temperature scale, by Italian standards. The Verona Arena Opera season runs between June and August. Spring and autumn are quieter times to visit, and the weather can be lovely, though you should allow for the possibility of rain. In fact you should allow for a certain amount of humidity whenever you visit Verona. Some of Verona’s attractions run reduced hours during the cooler months, but everything is fully open by March. If you visit Verona in winter, and the Christmas festivities are especially lovely here, though be prepared for fog too.

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Best Hotels in Verona

  • Hotel Bologna Verona Historical Centre 32 rooms from £82

    Local exploring  -  Start your local exploring from this hotel's fantastic location, with many top attractions within walking distance
    Romantic Break  -  Well-appointed suites and a romantic restaurant make this hotel an ideal setting for a couples' getaway
    City Style  -  With stylish, contemporary interiors and a central location, this hotel has lots of chic city charm
    Great walks  -  Explore this UNESCO heritage city on a long walk, stopping at Juliet's House - said to have inspired Shakespeare
    Air conditioningRestaurantViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Verona, a few minutes away from the city's historical monuments, facing the beautiful Piazza Brà. Elegant, newly renovated guestrooms are colour-themed on each floor of the hotel. Head down to the restaurant to sample Venetian specialities. See More

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  • Locanda al Vescovo Verona 10 rooms from £82

    Romantic Break  -  With well-appointed rooms, a romantic restaurant and full-service spa, book this hotel for your next romantic city break
    Local exploring  -  This hotel has an unbeatable location for local sightseeing, set on the doorstep of many of Verona's best attractions
    City Style  -  Set in the bustling heart of Verona with contemporary, stylish suites, this hotel has reams of local city charm
    Great walks  -  Discover the beauty of this UNESCO protected city on a long walk, stopping at Juliet's House - said to have inspired Shakespeare
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    This cosy guesthouse is nestled in the heart of historic Verona. Natural stone is used throughout to create unique wall features, from the cavernous breakfast room to the contemporary guestrooms. Check into the hotel's wellness centre for total relaxation after a day seeing the sights. See More

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  • Relais Ristori Verona 6 rooms from £104

    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  50m from the Castelvecchio and adjacent to the Theatre Ristori
    Romantic  -  All the rooms are named after historic lovers
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Air conditioningDisabled access
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays

    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. See More

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  • Escalus Suites Verona 6 rooms from £129

    Sights nearby  -  Just 50m from Verona's famous Arena
    Short break
    Pet friendlyParking
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels

    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. See More

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  • Cinque Rooms Verona 5 rooms from £130

    Sights nearby  -  Located in San Zeno, so close to the Arena, the Philharmonic Theater, the historic center, and the major shopping streets
    Designer  -  All rooms are on the ground floor and feature large windows allowing guests to look out, but no-one to look in!
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Short break
    Air conditioningNo pets

    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 See More

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  • Hotel Accademia Verona 94 rooms from £139

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Air conditioning
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel

    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. See More

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  • Palazzo Monga Verona Historical Centre 4 rooms from £155

    Local exploring  -  With an unbeatable location in the historic centre of the city, book this hotel as a luxurious base for local sightseeing
    City Style  -  Set in a lovingly restored period property in the heart of Verona, this hotel has lots of local city charm
    Romantic Break  -  With grand suites and a sleek spa onsite, book this hotel for an indulgent romantic city break
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Scaliger Tombs, a group of 5 Gothic monuments in Verona celebrating the family who ruled Verona in the 13th century
    Air conditioningSpaDisabled accessParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    This stylish guesthouse is located on the exclusive Corso Porta Borsari in Verona. With just three suites and one guestroom, this hotel is truly boutique. Beautifully restored interiors recall the 18th-century property's original glamour, with detailed wall reliefs and opulent furnishings. See More

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  • Il Relais dell'Abbazia Verona (San Zeno) 3 rooms from £156

    Local exploring  -  This hotel has a great location, with the bars and restaurants of San Zeno on your doorstep and the Verona attractions close by
    City Style  -  Set in a heritage monastery in the lively San Zeno district, book this hotel for a stylish city break
    Romantic Break  -  These cosy guestrooms are perfect for a romantic break, with charming fireplaces and sink-in linens
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Basilica di San Zeno, a local church renowned for having the crypt featured in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
    Air conditioningGardenPet friendly

    This unique B&B offers accommodation in a converted Benedictine monastery in San Zeno, Verona. Pine furnishings, wicker accents and contemporary fireplaces combine to create a warm and inviting feeling in the guestrooms. Start the day with breakfast in the charming garden before sightseeing. See More

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  • Relais Fra Lorenzo Verona 6 rooms from £169

    Great walks  -  Lovely walks in the nearby Parco delle Colombare park.
    Sights nearby  -  Twenty minutes walk from Juliet's House in Verona.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Full of character
    Swimming PoolGardenPet friendlyDisabled access
    Recommended by  -  Great Small Hotels

    Relais Fra Lorenzo is a delightful guesthouse, looking down onto the city of Verona. It's comfortable rooms are spacious and elegantly appointed with bespoke furnishings. With the city centre within walking distance, it's the perfect quiet haven to retreat to after a day's exploring. See More

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  • Il Relais Verona Historical Centre 4 rooms from £174

    Romantic Break  -  The setting for the world's greatest love story
    Sights nearby  -  Basilica of San Zeno and Church of St. Eufemia within ten minutes walk.
    Local markets  -  Verona's Historic Centre is home to a host of market places.
    Air conditioningNo pets

    Steeped in history, Il Relais is a charming B&B in the heart of Verona. Its rooms are true to its 19th century Palazzo Tommasi heritage with lush modern additions. Perfect for exploring the romantic city of Verona. For Shakespeare aficionados, it's just a short walk from Juliet's balcony. See More

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  • Palazzo Victoria Verona 58 rooms from £186

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  All of Verona's historic centre is easily accessible on foot.
    Restaurant  -  Serving local and national Italian cuisine
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Air conditioningRestaurantParking
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    Classical elegance and top notch luxury. Seamless bedrooms and suites combine modern gadgetry and white leather furniture with marble columns, parquet floors and frescoes. Excellent Italian restaurant. Luxurious, but still family friendly. See More

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  • Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amista Verona, Veneto 60 rooms from £189

    Artworks  -  The hotel houses works by world famous contemporary artists
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    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. See More

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  • Gabbia d’Oro Verona 27 rooms from £236

    Romantic Break
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    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. See More

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