One of the most admired cities in the world is only a few hours far away from Bibione. Once you are here it is worth to spend a day in Verona, famous for history, poetry, art, culture and of course Romeo and Juliet…
How to get to Verona:
- By car
- By train
- Guided tour
Verona is 215 km far away from Bibione, you can reach it on the A4 highway for about € 35.00 including toll fee and petrol (one way). You can park near the center and visit the city on foot.
The railway is a good alternative for those who do not want to drive or have not arrived to Bibione with the car. The journey lasts about 2 hours and costs € 13.00 for one way. From the central station, Verona Porta Nuova, you can then visit reach Piazza Brà, the square of the Arena with a 15 Minutes-walk or by taking the bus number 11, 12, 13, 51 or 52 for € 1.30.
There is a possibility to visit Verona with a tour guide. The trip is not only comfortable, but with the expert guides you will also learn a lot about the city and its surroundings. You will see the main attractions like Piazza Bra, the Arena, Palazzo dei Signori, Reggia degli Scala, Juliet’s House, etc. On the way back home the bus stops at the Garda lake in Sirmione, where you can visit the castle and Catullo’s Grotto. Leave yourself time for a walk by the lake, it is definitely worth it.
Getting around in the city
Walking: it is easy to visit the city is on foot as the major attractions are close to each other.
By bike: Verona has a good bike rental system called Verona bike. It costs € 2.00 to register (you can do it online as well) and then 50 cents/hour.
The Arena: enormous and spectacular roman amphitheater from the 1st century. It is the 3rd biggest amphitheater in the world and symbol of Verona. The summer is the season of the opera, which in this scenery is a great experience even for those who are not fans of this genre.
Ponte Pietra: or stonebridge over the river Adige, the only one remaining bridge from the roman age.
House of Juliet: only a few steps from one of the central squares, Piazza dell Erbe. Legend has it that Shakespeare imagined here the story of the two lovers.
Verona’s Cathedral: in the proximity of the Stonebridge stands the “Dom” of the city under the designation Santa Maria Matricolare. It is a Roman Catholic church built in Romanesque style, today the episcopal seat of the Diocese of the city. San Zeno Maggiore Basilica: close to Castelvecchio, a masterpiece of the Italian Romanesque. In the Interior numerous fresco like Andrea Mantegna’s San Zeno Altarpiece.
Sant’Anastasia Church: majestic building in the heart of the historical city center.
Castelvecchio: or old castle. Magnificent building from the 14th century built of red stones on the river bank. Inside there is a museum today that displays a collection of famous sculptures, statues and paintings from names like Pisanello or Mantegna. The bridge is also worth to see.
San Pietro Castle: for those who like breathtaking views and do not mind to take a good walk for it. The castle is located on the top of a hill and from here you will have a beautiful panorama to the city and the river.
Piazza delle Erbe: once home to the Forum Romano, it is still a central place in the city. The most ancient monument of the square is the fountain with a Madonna statue from the 14th century.
Piazza Brà: Verona’s largest square in the heart of the city. You will find here the magnificent Arena and it is lined with numerous cafés and restaurants, along with several other notable buildings like Palazzo Barbieri (today Verona’s town hall), Gran Guardia, Liston palaces.
Piazza dei Signori: or Piazza Dante because of the Dante statue in the middle of the square. It is worth to pay a visit here for the amazing palaces like Palazzo della Ragione, Palazzo Cansignorio, Santa Maria Church or Palazzo del Podesta…