June – August
LCY → VRN
Freedom of movement
Taxi: 12 £GBP (15 min)
Bus: 3 £GBP (20 min)
Lunch ≈ 11 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 25 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 1.20 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.30 £GBP
Better looking than Milan and less thronged by tourist hordes than Venice, Verona is one of Italy’s most appealing cities. Famous internationally as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is a city where the ancient past meets the present.
Set in northern Italy, Verona holidays let you discover this for yourself. From the almost complete Roman arena (which hosts one of the best-known opera festivals in Europe), to the grand Renaissance squares such as the Piazza della Signoria in the central city. Verona is a great place for promenades and shopping, whether it is at Corso Porta Botari’s designer boutiques or dining on local delicacies like bigoli pasta with duck in the restaurants that line the River Adige.
Verona experiences all four seasons with hot summers and cool winters.
Summer, which runs from June till September, can be very hot. With average high temperatures of about 29 degrees Celsius (84.2 Fahrenheit) in July, but the city can potentially be much hotter and can be stifling. If you are going on holidays to Verona in summer, notice that temperatures In June and September are more pleasant usually in the mid 20s (70s Fahrenheit).
Autumn arrives in October and November and sees temperatures cool rapidly to below 10 degrees Celsius (50 Fahrenheit) just before winter.
Winter runs from December till February with January the coolest month with average temperatures of 5 degrees Celsius (41 Fahrenheit) and average lows of -2 degrees Celsius (28.4 Fahrenheit).
Spring, March to May, leads to rapid increases in temperatures.
Verona accommodation options vary from good value outside the city to first-class luxury a short distance from the Arena.
An ever-popular destination, Verona isn’t a cheap city to stay in, especially during the summer opera season when prices rise even further. It is also worth booking hotels in Verona well in advance to be able to select from the widest range of accommodation. There are decent hotels in the city centre, which are convenient for sightseeing and for attending the opera. If you want to use public transport there are hotels situated between the centre and the main railway station (Verona Porta Nuova) which are a convenient option.
Verona simply oozes charm and is a city that welcomes visitors to tour its attractions at a more leisurely pace than other Italian cities.
As the setting of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, you can’t deny Verona’s romantic credentials on your Verona holidays. The city is set on the banks of the Adige river in the Veneto region.
Verona is a city that packs a cultural punch, and one of the best settings in Italy to catch opera. Add the arts to its Roman heritage and stunning monuments and you have the perfect destination for a short break.
Attractions in the city include the spectacular 2,000-year-old Roman Arena, the cathedral, Castelvecchio, and Juliet’s House, with its Juliet balcony and walls adorned with notes declaring undying ‘amore’.