Rick steves verona walking tour

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Rick Steves Best of Italy by Rick Steves

Hit Italys cant-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of Italy!

Expert advice from Rick Steves on whats worth your time and money

Two-day itineraries covering Venice, the Cinque Terre, Florence, the Hill Towns of Central Italy, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast
Over 80 full-color maps and vibrant photos

Ricks tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps

The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums

Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around

Suggestions for side trips to Milan, Lake Como, Pisa, Verona, and Padua
Experience Italys old world romance and new world excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of Italy!

Rick Steves Best of Italy covers Venice, Milan, Varenna, Lake Como, Verona, Padua, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Florence, Pisa, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Assisi, Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast

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Verona, Italy: Ambience and a Grappa Taste Test

Verona: City of Romance

About two hours from bustling Milan and touristy Venice is Verona a welcome sip of pure, easygoing Italy. Made famous by Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Verona is Italy's fourth-most-visited city and second in the Veneto region only to Venice in population and artistic importance. If you don't need world-class sights, this town is a joy. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet made Verona a household word. Locals marvel that each year, about 1, Japanese tour groups break their Venice-to-Milan ride for an hour-long stop in Verona just to stand in a courtyard.

We are in Verona for several days in March, with 3 younger teens. No, we don't want to see "Juliette" or her balcony. We think a day at Lake Garda would be great, but was wondering if there is a museum in Verona that would interest the kids, or maybe a float trip down the Adige? Well Julliette's "Balcony" can be seen in 5 minutes on a stroll through the old city, so that is a non-issue. March would be a tad chilly for a float trip on the Adige.

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Located just a half hour away from Venice by train, it makes an excellent day trip! With its Renaissance-era palaces and lovely central fountain, this might just be the prettiest piazza in all of Italy. Built in the 1st century A. Check out our earlier post on attending opera in the arena of Verona! The Basilica of San Zeno, a sight not to be missed in Verona. This beautiful church dates back to the 4th century, although most of the current building was constructed between the 10th and 12th centuries. Other churches in Verona drew much of their inspiration from its early Romanesque style.

We are planning to take the train from Venice to Verona for just one day during our short vacation. We are looking at going on a Sunday. What do you recommend we do with this one day while in Verona? Is there a recommended itinerary or places we must see and eat while we are there? It also includes the bus. You will get literature that tells you what sites it covers. You can walk or take the bus from the train station to the city center.

In the shadow of Venice, we visit three great cities. Padova "Padua" in English is famed for its venerable university, precious Giotto frescoes, and pilgrim-packed Basilica. Verona is a hit with aficionados of Roman ruins and Romeo and Juliet fans. And Ravenna, with its shimmering mosaics, was once the western bastion of the Byzantine Empire. We enliven each stop with a tasty dose of Italian dolce vita. Despite the Church's strict ban on autopsies, more than students would pack this theater to watch professors dissect human cadavers the bodies of criminals from another town. This had to be done in a "don't ask, don't tell" kind of way, because the Roman Catholic Church only started allowing the teaching of anatomy through dissection in the late s.


  1. Victoria C. says:

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  2. Eliane S. says:

    Verona Hotels and Places to Stay

  3. Contolltithus says:

    Arriving in Verona, Italy after only a one-hour train ride from Milan, I was pretty stoked.

  4. Ines W. says:

    Verona - Rick Steves Travel Forum

  5. Apolonio T. says:

    Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet made Verona a household word. Locals marvel that each year, about 1, Japanese tour groups break their Venice-to-Milan.

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