|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£280|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£250|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£280|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£306|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£221|
The city of Verona is situated in northeast Italy on the River Adige, one of the country's longest rivers. A historic location renowned for its architecture and opera, as well as being the home of Shakespeare's star-crossed heroine, visitors fall in love with the city during their Verona holidays.
Served by carriers from Britain, Brussels, Spain and France, the closest airport to Verona is in Catullo, about 12 km from the city. A railway links Verona's Porta Nuova train station with Milan and the city can also be reached via the River Adige, with Po River cruises running from Venice to Verona. The time zone in Italy is GMT+1.
Visitors flock to Verona Arena, and ancient Roman ampitheatre and the city's most atmospheric venue for opera. During the summer opera festival the arena is packed out for performances of Aida, Carmen and, of course, Romeo and Juliette (who's house and balcony is also one of the city's most popular tourist attractions) . When visting Verona be sure to visit the Torre dei Lamberti, an 84 metre high tower that provides some great views of the city. The tower is situated just off the Piazza delle Erbe, a square which is the heart and soul of Verona. Verona also has some interesting churches such as the Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, with its with alternating layers of white stone and bricks, and its Romanesque cathedral. Great views of the city can also be found at the Giusti Gardens which features majestic avenues of cypress trees, hedge mazes, sculptures and fountains, and San Pietro Castle from where visitors can enjoy sweeping panoramic vies of the Verona skyline.