A holiday in Verona

Inspiration & style in the north of Italy

Verona, a vibrant town in the north of Italy, is just a few kilometres from our hotel at Lake Garda and brings together inspiration, culture and pleasure to create one unforgettable mix. Medieval bridges, which negotiate the sedate River Adige, Baroque palazzi which meet Romanesque churches, balmy nights and a hint of romance are what give this town an incomparable appeal.

Verona has become famous, not just because it was the setting of the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet. Even in ancient times and in medieval times the town was culturally and economically significant. Many of the treasures of these eras have been conserved and can be seen today and it is not just those who are conversant in history who will be touched by the magic of this medieval style.

Discover architectural masterpieces such as the battlements at the Castelvecchio bridge and the Piazza delle Erbe while out on a stroll through the medieval town centre. The popular Museo Lapidario Maffeiano is one of the oldest archaeological museums in Europe, and superb sacred buildings like the splendid Basilica San Zeno Maggiore characterise the townscape.

Not far from the Piazza delle Erbe is the most famous balcony in the history of literature, in Casa di Giulietta, which played a central role in Shakespeare’s work ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Piazza dei Signori is just a short walk away. In the midst of this piazza, where the splendid private palaces of the Scaligers are located, is the proud monument in honour of the major poet Dante Alighieri.

The town centre is also picturesque. Numerous market stands await you here on the packed Piazza Bra, which is dominated by the impressive Arena di Verona. Even today excellently staged operas, concerts and musicals are performed.

In the ambience of this impressive monument from the first century you get to enjoy an original Italian espresso and let all of the sensory impressions take effect on you during your wonderful excursion to Verona. For culture lovers and those who would like to be just that, we recommend the VeronaCard, which offers a myriad of discounts, free use of public transport and free entry to lots of museums, churches and sights.

Versatile. Incomparable. A holiday in Verona

Those of you who are interested in shopping are very well catered for in Verona too. Very central and close to the historic centre is the Via Mazzini, the liveliest street and at the same time also the biggest pedestrianized area in Verona. This charming street, which was lined with warehouses and barracks up until the 19th century, is today a pure paradise for those of you who love Italian designer fashion.

Verona is also versatile and typically Italian in terms of the cuisine it has to offer. From classic Mediterranean cuisine through to haute cuisine special food is offered in contemporary and traditional restaurants alike.

The exclusive Restaurant Antica Torretta is an insider tip. Located on Piazza Broilo, with views to the picturesque turret on the Romanesque style Cattedrale di Verona S. Maria Assunta. Wine connoisseurs have also discovered this place – the wine cellar of this restaurant stores what are probably the most precious premium wines in Verona.

Beneath the starry sky you will be indulged with exquisite red wines, canapés and speciality cheeses and salamis from the region in the many Osterias. Listen to the sounds of Verona and sample la dolce vita. A holiday in our hotel at Lake Garda is a holiday in Verona.