What to do - What to See in Verona

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Castel San Pietro and his  memorable view of the city

Exit the old town with the crowds of tourists, head towards Ponte Pietra and follow the signs to Castel San Pietro and Torricelle.
It can be reached by foot (or by bicycle if you have a good calf) to admire Verona from above. You can also get there by car (but there are not many parking places) or with a pay-per-view cable car (accessible to wheelchairs, disabled and non-paying caretaker) starting from Ponte Pietra.
The view from Verona from above will not disappoint you. Recommended for photo enthusiasts.

Piazza Erbe in the heart of the city

One of the most famous squares (if not the most famous) of Verona, which has for years hosted the spice market.

Even today the square is equipped with traditional umbrellas and market stalls and fruit stalls.

Very busy and crowded in every corner of dehor, it offers a scenic and unforgettable scenery with its fountain in the center.

Piazza Erbe by night

Very beautiful to see even in the evening, when its charm increases and the warm summer of summer fills with people and it becomes a must to enjoy a spritz or an aperitif surrounded by Veronese life.

Piazza Bra and Arena  - WebCam Piazza Bra

Piazza Bra has been formed over a long period of time and each side is characterized by an architecture or a series of important buildings: on the north side there is the Arena, the oldest building; on the west side there are several palaces dating from the 15th to the 18th century, with the Liston walk; on the southern side the Grand Guard, started by the Venetians and completed by the Austrians; on the eastern side, the most recent building, the Gran Guardia Nuova, better known as Palazzo Barbieri, seat of the Commune.
Every year around December 13, Santa Lucia is celebrated and the square fills with banquets where you can buy any kind of item.

A concert or opera piece in Arena

During the year, the Arena hosts many famous concerts and opera pieces. Here you find the details.

Visit Arena

You can visit Arena:

  • Monday from 13.30 to 19.30
  • From Tuesday to Sunday from 08.30 to 19.30 (ticket counter close at 18.30).

Timetable may vary when Opera and Concert are planned.


  • Full: € 10,00
  • Groups, Over 60 and Students: € 7,50
  • Schools/Kids 8-14 years old (with accompanying): € 1,00
  • Free for: handicapped and their accompanying - children up to 7 years - with VeronaCard
  • From April to September from 09:00 to 20:00
  • From October to March from 09:00 to 19:00

The Palazzo Giusti del Giardino

The Palazzo as it can be seen today is the result of at least two basic interventions. Agostino completed the construction project after 1587, which involved demolishing the existing houses and replacing them with a grand "L" shaped palace spread over three floors: the raised ground floor, the main floor and the third floor above ground intended for servants' quarters. The original facade focused on solemn entrance portal, the sides of which are surrounded by tuff windows with no cornices.

The main element in the facade is the grandiose coursed rubble stone doorway, surmounted by an architrave and a massive cornice. Carved in the keystone of the arch is the ancient Giusti coat of arms, "the head of a natural young blond man.".


  • From April to September from 09:00 to 20:00
  • From October to March from 09:00 to 19:00

The Giusti Garden

The Giusti Garden stands on land that the family bought on the left bank of the Adige in the early fourteenth century in order to establish a factory for dyeing cloth. After the conquest of Verona by Venice (1404), the new political situation and the substantial capital accumulated by the Giusti family during a century of industrial activities inspired a conversion from the family entrepreneurship to use of land assets.

The whole garden was conceived with deference to the poetics of contrasts. In his work "Sileno", the writer Poma underlines the contrast between the amenities of the garden and the dreadfulness of the mountain, a steep ravine with protruding stones that look as if they are about to fall.

Ponte Pietra and Santa Anastasia Church

They are just few minutes walk from Suites alla Giarina.

From Ponte Pietra you can start the escalate to Castel San Pietro (see above) or enjoy the view of San Giorgio Church or enter in the Ancient City Center to visit Santa Anastasia Church and many other more monuments and churches.

The view on San Giorgio and Torricelle from Ponte Pietra

The façade is in white marble (while the rest of the church is cooked) with two orders of pillars, low of Ionic and Corinthian high; In the nicchielaterals there are the statues of San Giorgio and San Lorenzo Giustiniani.
The belfry, incomplete, houses six bells on a solemn music scale of Sol3. They were fused by the Ruffini Vr foundry in 1776 and the minor was added by the Chiappani Vr miller in the middle of the 19th century. The bell-tower complex is not only known in historical and scientific environments for decorative art and sound beauty, but also for giving birth to the manual sound technique of the Campane concerts at the Veronese still practiced in this bell tower.

San Giorgio Church - Interior

The interior is a single nave with four chapels per side: completed between 1536 and 1543, contains important works of art. Above the main door is a work of the Tintoretto depicting the Baptism of Christ.

Underneath the dome is a work by Paolo Veronese. Two large canvases are visible in the presbytery: one of the Farinati, the Multiplication of the Loaves, and the other of Brusasorzi, The Manna in the Desert: in the end, a masterpiece by Veronese, The martyrdom of St. George. On the altar, instead, the Virgin with the Child is preserved in glory with the holy Catherine, Lucia, Cecilia, Barbara and Agnese del Moretto. In the 1540Michele Sanmicheli built the dome of the church, creating the vast choir.

Ponte Scaligero

The Scaligero Bridge (also called Castelvecchio's bridge from the castle next to it) is really fascinating: it connects the area of ​​the former Arsenal with the start of Via Roma, which leads to Piazza Brà.
In the former Arsenal area you can comfortably park for a fee and make a wonderful walking through this beautiful bridge overlooking the many castle windows that give directly to the Adige and then reach the center of Verona in Piazza Brà. From the bridge you will enjoy a wonderful panorama of Castelvecchio, Adige, the hills and mountains that adorn the city with the noise of the river that will frame your visit.
Very well preserved and the builder's intelligence, which has three incremental arcades depending on the volume of water each must crave; since the bridge located in a river bend the flow rate is not the same on the inner side as the outside of the loop.
For photography lovers .

Lake Garda

Verona and Lake Garda are both located in northern Italy and are fairly close to one another. Verona is only about 15 miles away from the lake, and traveling there is quite simple. 
Garda and Punta San Vigilio, Torri del Benaco, Torbole are our preffered ones on Verona (east) side.

Sirmione, Limone and Riva del Garda are on the Brescia (west) side.

Lake Garda - How to reach it

Verona is closest to the eastern and southern shores of Lake Garda, and only about an hour away from the northern end of the lake. Train service is limited going north around Lake Garda, so taking the bus or driving are your best options if you are headed in that direction.

You can get a bus Verona to Garda, Bardolino and other towns (numbers in the map on the left). You can get a train to Desenzano which is a nice town, but from there you can take a short bus ride to Sirmione which is a beautiful town sitting on a peninsula jutting out into the lake, you will find some nice places to eat and walk around. The train takes 20-25 minutes.

Drive to Lake Garda. Verona is only a 15 to 20 minute drive from Peschiera del Garda, one of the eastern most towns at the south end of Lake Garda. Take the A4 motorway west for approximately 18 miles until you reach Peschiera. If you want to go to Riva del Garda on the northern part of Lake Garda, take the A22 motorway north for approximately 55 miles.

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