Made famous by the works of Shakespeare, Verona oozes romantic getaway potential. Be whisked away with luxurious hotels in Verona, all of which offer a convenient base to explore this diverse city and its surroundings. From the hundreds of churches, beautiful bridges and Roman ruins to stylish cocktail bars and luxury dining, Verona presents ample opportunity for a glamorous city break in one of literatures most famous destinations.
Once you have decided on a fantastic boutique hotel on Verona, you can begin to discover what this lesser-explored city is all about. Most famously, Verona was the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet – and literary enthusiasts will find much to discover in relation to the playwright and his works here. Your first stop should be Verona’s most famous attraction – Juliet’s Balcony. You find it clinging to the façade of Casa di Giulietta, a 13th century Gothic building which is said to have inspired Shakespeare when writing his tragedy. While star-crossed lovers will find lots to love about hotels in Verona, there’s plenty more to discover here. A walk along the Adige River brings you to the beautiful Ponte Pietra, while you can scale the Torre dei Lamberti in the Piazza delle Erbe for spectacular views of the city center. A stunning location to enjoy musical theater, opera or even some of today’s most popular musicians is the historic Verona Arena. Built in 30 AD, this enormous Roman amphitheater has withstood the test of time, today hosting a 15,000 person capacity. Make sure you find a moment to sit back and relax with a glass of vino while on vacation in Verona. Northern Italy is famous for its grape varieties, and the city’s location between some of the largest wine producing regions means that Amarone from Lake Garda, valpolicella classic and other Veronese varieties will be on menus all over the city, while world-class Italian cuisine can be found in affordable pizzerias and Michelin-starred eateries alike.
One extraordinary benefit of a hotel in Verona is its proximity to the fantastic attractions of Lake Garda. This gorgeous lake is one of the most luxurious destinations in Italy, and it’s easy to see why. Day trippers from Verona can enjoy a short 45-minute drive to the stunning town of Sirmione, located on a peninsular on Garda’s southern shore. Upon entering the town you will be greeted by the walls of Scaliger Castle; a 13th century fortress that leads to a jumble of cobbled streets, pastel-colored buildings and 5-star hotels. Another highlight of this breathtaking town is the Grottoes of Catullus. The ruins of this Roman villa overlook the sparkling Lake Garda, and are thought to have been the home of poet Catullus from around 150AD. On the other side of the lake, just 90-minutes from hotels in Verona, Riva del Garda provides a great base to enjoy the natural beauty of this stunning region of Northern Italy. Using this charming harbor town as your starting point, enjoy various stunning hiking routes which bring you to breathtaking lookout points. The region is also incredibly popular with windsurfers, so if you want to catch the breeze or learn to dance on the waves, base yourself in the charming resort town of Riva del Garda.
Hotels in Verona situate you only a stone’s throw from another of Italy’s most romantic destinations – Venice. A city which has inspired great works of art, music and architecture does not need much of an introduction, which is why it’s the perfect daytrip from your hotel in Verona. There is so much to enjoy in this rich and historic city that an overnight stay in a boutique or 5 star hotel might be necessary to get it all in. From the vast Piazza San Marco and Saint Mark’s Basilica to the winding alleyways linked with waterways by ornate bridges, just walking around Venice is truly breathtaking. Gondola rides, the Grand Canal and the Bridge of Sighs are all must-sees for first-time visitors to Venice. While the city bursts with life all-year-round, the waterfront houses are often in decline, aged by the passing of time – a contrast that attracts millions of tourists to Venice year after year. Away from the great tourist trails, however, you will discover ancient squares, small museums, craft shops and romantic cafes. Venice is only 90 minutes from hotels in Verona, so it’s easy to enjoy both bastions of romance, culture and culinary excellence while on a vacation in Northern Italy.