Login

Verona

Today
20°C

Photo of Verona

About Verona

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 navigate, 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.

What Not To Miss

  • Verona's Roman arena, built of rosy marble in the 1st century and surviving 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.
  • Verona is a city steeped in romance. And if you're considering it for a proposal destination you'll not be the first...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 rivalry 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.
  • 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.
  • Explore Verona's military history at the Castelvecchio, a spectacular fortress destroyed first by Napoleon's troops, then in WW2, and then 'patched up' in the 60s in a fascinating way. Don't forget to go inside the museum where you'll find 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.

The best places to stay in Verona

For a city break

  • If you want comfort and all mod. cons. in style, book the Sogno di Giulietta. Each of the 16 rooms has a different theme, with bathrooms getting special attention.
  • For a city break on the cheap with budget-friendly accommodation, book the Hotel Academia. The rooms are elegant and generous (if a little dated) and the environment is friendly.
  • Il Relais is a charming B&B, steeped in history 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.
  • If you're looking for an upmarket hotel near the centre of Verona, the Relais Fra Lorenzo is a delightful guesthouse, looking down onto the city. Its 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.

For Romance

  • If you're looking for a private spot in which to woo your Juliet, the Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistra is our recommendation. Just outside of town, this hotel is like something from The Great Gatsby, but with the twist of modern art. So it's perfect for design conscious Romeos.
  • For old fashioned luxury and romance, book the Gabbia d'Oro. Staying in this palace is like staying in a luxury antique store.
  • The Cinque Rooms is a 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.
  • For opulence and romance, the Sogno di Giulietta is a small hotel where modern Romeos take their Juliets. Individually themed, elegant rooms decorated with antique rugs, magnificent drapes, candles, art objects and private balconies overlooking the courtyard.
  • The Relais Ristori offers 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.

For the Opera

  • If you're here for the opera festival you can't beat the Palazzo Victoria. It's only five minutes from the arena, so close to all the treasures of the historic centre. And with a Michelin starred chef running the restaurant this is also a top choice for foodies.
  • Situated in the town centre, the Escalus Suites provide visitors the opportunity to 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.

For Absolute Luxury

  • The Gentleman of Verona is 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!
  • Located outside of Verona, with easy access to the countryside and the city, Hotel Villa del Quar is driven by family pride rather than corporate greed, ensuring constantly high standards 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.

For an Apartment

  • If you'd prefer your own space, don't hesitate to visit our online partner Booking.com for a range of apartments ideally placed for exploring the beautiful old town.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Verona Villafranca Airport situated only 12km (7 miles) from the city centre with airport buses providing regular connections to and from the city
  • By rail, the train station is located close to the town centre and provides regional and international connections.
  • Visitors may wish to rent a car to explore the beautiful countryside and lakes around Verona. For prices we recommend visiting our online partner, Rentalcars
  • Best time to visit - the warmest months are from May to September although as Verona has no shortage of things to see, visitors may enjoy visiting in the off-peak months for a quieter experience.

Still not sure which to book?

Weather

Monthly Weather in Verona

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

    Check Availability
  • 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

    Check Availability
  • Hotel Accademia Verona 94 rooms from £89

    City Style
    Traditional
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Air conditioningRestaurant
    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

    Check Availability
  • Corte Realdi Verona Historical Centre 5 rooms from £103

    Local exploring  -  Ideally placed for exploring the historic centre of Verona: a short walk from Juliet's balcony and the Roman amphitheatre.
    Sights nearby  -  Only 5 minutes from the Roman amphitheatre, Arena di Verona and Juliet's Balcony.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Air conditioningRestaurantGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessViews

    Romantic hotel in the historic centre of Verona, offering Renaissance-style rooms with mural-adorned marble floors, antique furniture, private balconies and affrescoed ceilings. A fine starting point for exploring Verona, it is only 5 minutes from the ancient Roman amphitheatre and Juliet's Balcony. See More

    Check Availability
  • 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

    Check Availability
  • Sogno di Giulietta Verona 16 rooms from £125

    City Style
    Romantic Break
    Traditional
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Air conditioningGarden

    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. See More

    Check Availability
  • Escalus Suites Verona 6 rooms from £129

    Sights nearby  -  Just 50m from Verona's famous Arena
    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

    Check Availability
  • 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.
    Quirky  -  An experience!
    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

    Check Availability
  • 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

    Check Availability
  • 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

    Check Availability
  • 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

    Check Availability
  • 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.
    Traditional
    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

    Check Availability
  • Palazzo Victoria Verona 58 rooms from £186

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  All of Verona's historic centre is easily accessible on foot.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Air conditioningRestaurantParking
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

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

    Check Availability
  • 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.
    Honeymoons
    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

    Check Availability
  • Gabbia d’Oro Verona 27 rooms from £236

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

    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

    Check Availability
  • Hotel Villa del Quar Verona, Veneto 28 rooms from £208

    Romantic Break
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor Pool
    Spa
    Traditional
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenPet friendlyDisabled accessParking
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Relais & Chateaux, Michelin Travel

    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. See More

    Check Availability
  • The Gentleman of Verona Verona 14 rooms from £380

    Sights nearby  -  Just 50 yards from Castelvecchio Castle and a couple of minutes from the Arena
    Spa  -  With sauna, hammam and massages on request
    Opulent
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    SpaRestaurantGarden

    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! See More

    Check Availability