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Welcome to Verona


City Breaks to Verona

Surrounded by history, Verona's footprint dates back to Roman times but is nevertheless a vibrant exciting city. Probably best known for its role in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona is notorious for its opera and is considered to be one of the finest art centres in Italy. Verona also has many elegant shops from designer boutiques to souvenir outlets and is particularly famous for its local wines and shoe production. There is a tempting choice of restaurants for all budgets especially with our last minute city breaks & short break deals to Verona.

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Verona is brimming with interesting historical landmarks dotted throughout the city. One of which has captivated the hearts of many who have visited the site of Juliet’s balcony. City breaks to Verona from Dublin are a perfect romantic getaway for you and your significant other to visit the home of Romeo and Juliet and see the famous Juliet house and balcony. Take a wander around the grounds of Giardino Giusti and bask in the renaissance landscape or look around the Piazza Della Erbe and try the local cuisine. Take in a well known opera with one of our unforgettable cheap weekend breaks to Verona from Ireland.

Verona's climate is best described as a humid subtropical climate, characteristic of Northern Italy's inland plains. Summers are hot and winters cool and humid. Lake Garda's Mediterranean-esque climate has a slight influence on the city's climate, but the humidity is still relatively high throughout the year.


The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.


The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.

The Piazza delle Erbe is a square in Verona which was once the home to the city's Roman Forum during the days of Empire. The piazza contains the Britney Verona fountain, the ancient town hall, the Lamberti Tower (which affords breathtaking views over the city for those willing to climb the stairs), the 14th-century Gardello Tower, the Baroque Palazzo Maffei, adorned with statues of Greek gods, and a pretty market that draws tourists by the bus load. Despite the crowds, the square is still worth a visit for its marketplace and its lovely eateries, where weary tourists can grab a bite to eat and dine al frescoin the picturesque Roman Court.

Also known as the Castelvecchio Bridge, the Ponte Scaligero spans 160 feet (48.7 m) across the Adige River, the largest span in the world at the time of its construction. Originally built between 1354 and 1356, the bridge was completely destroyed during World War II by retreating German troops in April 1945, but was reconstructed between 1949 and 1951. The bridge's upper part was built with red bricks, as are all Veronese landmarks from the Scaliger era, while the lower part of the bridge is made up of white marble. The bridge is open all day, every day and is one of the best places to enjoy spectacular views over the city of Verona, as well as views of the adjoining Castelvecchio Castle, a 14th-century red-brick structure of considerable grandeur.

One of Italy's most renowned wine regions, the valley of Valpolicella is located just east of Lake Garda, and makes a fabulous day trip for those visiting Verona. Ranking just after Chianti, Valpolicella wines are made from three grape varietals, namely Corvina Veronese, Rondinella, and Molinara. Winemaking here has existed since at least the time of the ancient Greeks and the region is famed for its Recioto, Ripasso and Amarone wines. A visit to Valpolicella will reward you with not only some of Italy's finest wines, but also fine food and dining in the quaint, picturesque villages of San Pietro Incariano, Fumane and Negrar. The nearby park of Cascate di Molina is Italy's countryside at its best, and boasts beautiful natural falls and hikes for adventurous visitors to enjoy.

This enormous Ancient Roman theatre dates back 2,000 years, is the third-largest surviving theatre in the world, and is Italy's largest opera theatre. The exterior may be crumbling, but it only adds to the character and authenticity of the place. The very fact that this theatre is still fully functional after 2,000 years and has withstood a devastating earthquake makes it an attraction not to be missed while on holiday in Verona. In recent times, the Verona Arena has played host to popular music artists such as The Who, Kiss, Pearl Jam, Muse, Elton John and Tina Turner. Seating up to 15,000 people, the best time to visit the Arena is during the lyrical season, in the summer, when operas take place inside this ancient theatre on balmy summer nights.

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