Verona is one of the most beautiful cities in northern Italy. The city is only two hours away from Milan and one hour away from Venice, therefore Verona is the perfect place to be visited by those whose Italy travel plan passes through Milan-Venice route.
There are a lot of places to visit in Verona city center. For starters, let us remind that the fame of this city arrives from the incredible literary work of Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet. In fact, one of the most visited touristic spot in Verona is the house of Juliet which is located in the historical city center. You need to pay a little fee if you want to visit the interior of the house which theoretically belonged to Juliet, however just visiting the small yard in front of Juliet’s house and stopping by the souvenir shops are some other options as well.
If you get out from Juliet’s house and turn to your left, you will arrive to Piazza Erbe in less than five minutes. This square is surrounded by nice cafes and shops. Here you can also find a lot souvenir stands where you can buy various gifts which are unique to Verona and Italy in general.
If you turn back towards the direction of Juliet’s house again and follow Via Mazzini all the way through, you can enjoy the most famous shopping street of Verona. On this street you can find a lot of luxurious brands in addition to Disney shop and others. Once you finish Via Mazzini, you will arrive at Piazza Bra. This is a big square surrounded by nice cafes and the gorgeous Arena. The Arena, which is smaller compared to its big brother in Rome, hosts numerous concerts, theatrical works and operas throughout the summer season. During the day, the Arena is open to the vists by the tourists.