Web serie: Verona Slow Tour
Sightseeing tour of the city of love, from the Arena to Juliet’s House
- The origin of Verona
- Verona sightseeing tour: Piazza dei Signori
- The Ghetto and Via Sottoriva
- Visiting the Arena of Verona
- The Arena of Verona behind the scenes
- Verdi’s Aida at the Arena of Verona
- Verona the city of Love: Romeo & Juliet’s story
- Verona: Juliet’s house
- Verona: Romeo & Juliet
- Verona: The Juliet Club
It has been one century since the Arena of Verona was turned into lyric theatre! A century of great shows, music and magic. “Italia Slow Tour” itinerary in Verona starts from the Arena, when the Aida is on schedule. Take a look behind the stage, inside this ancient Roman building which is an art masterpiece itself. Feel the magic to attend the Opera in this unique theatre.
Our itinerary through Verona goes up to Castel St Pietro hill, to enjoy a full view of the city. Then Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza dei Signori, the ghetto, the river… But no matter what, Verona is mostly the city of Romeo and Juliet. The very first “soap opera” in history, told and made immortal by Shakespeare. Juliet’s house is always crowded, full of tourists, with its famous balcony. Juliet is still an icon of pure love and she gets a lot of letters by lovers in pain from all over the world… no kidding!
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Visit Verona: helpful hints
For international flights there is the Verona Airport, connected to the city centre by bus (rides every 20 minutes, 6€, it takes 15 minutes). The nearest airport for transcontinental flights is Bologna Airport. From the airport, first you have to reach Bologna Central Station by bus (rides every 15 minutes, it takes 30 minuts, 6€). Then either Trenitalia and Italo trains reach Verona in 50 minutes, prices change according to class and services.
Walking is the best way to visit Verona. Anyway you can move by bus, a single ticket costs 1,3€ and it lasts 90 minutes. For more information check the ATV website.
What to do
Verona, the city of love, is in the North Eastern Italy and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Known wordlwide to be the city of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, here you can visit Juliet’s House with the iconic balcony (“O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” – that one). But Verona is famous even more for the Arena di Verona, that is basically the greatest Opera theatre in the world! Check the official website of the Arena for the shows calendar, don’t miss the opportunity to attend a concert sit on this Roman masterpiece (Summer only, of course. No roof, above is only sky, you know). Watch Italia Slow Tour web serie about the city of love.
Last, but not least, Verona is also near the lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy (it takes 30 minutes to Peschiera del Garda or Lazise, 4o minutes to Bardolino, by car).