So you’re in Verona for a transit to go somewhere but it is more than 24 hours? We recommend you to not just stay at the airport, go out and explore! If you arrive nearly midnight, stay at a guest house or B&B as it can be really expensive to spend the night at a hotel without prior bookings. Get up fresh and it is time to explore! Here are the things you could do when you only have 24 hours to explore Verona.
The most important thing you should not miss is their local foods! Italy is very well known for food and has one of the best food at all time. Verona has their own specialty, these are just some of the foods you should try when you are in Verona, whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner it does not matter! Verona’s traditional dish would be Risotto Al Tastasal which is a creamy consistency rice with sausage dressing, Risotto is very famous in Verona so there are a lot of choices when it comes to Risotto. Other than Risotto, other recommended food would be the Polenta, which is a porridge made out of maize flour accompanied with toppings like mushroom, cheese or even lake fish. You could also find some typical Italian dishes like Pasta and also Bruschetta
Locals usually have something sweet for breakfast like bread or rolls with jams and butter. Some of the recommended sweet dishes or snacks would be the Baci di Giulietta or Juliet’s Kisses which is a sweet cookie usually enjoyed during Christmas as well as Pandoro of Verona, a sponge cake but of course, these are available all year round so even if you are there during summer, it is easy to find them if you want to try them out.
Verona is the home to the famous tragic love story between Romeo and Juliet. So naturally, the most famous spot will be Juliet’s House which was built back in the 13th century. At the center court of house, there is a Juliet’s statue where you can take picture. Another spot where you can take picture and reenact the famous scene where Romeo approaches Juliet’s balcony and gazes upwards.
After visiting Juliet’s house, not far from there is Romeo’s house but the area is privately own so it is only available to be viewed from the outside. Not to worry as from the outside too you can feel the depressing vibe as if you are still in the thirteenth century.
Other than the Romeo and Juliet’s place, you should also visit some museums in Verona such as the Museo di Castelvecchio which features military construction of the Scaliger dynasty that ruled the city in the Middle Ages
A lot of people said Verona is a very walk-able city where every where you go is beautiful and all attractions are accessible by walking. Other than being famous for Shakespeare’s play, Verona also famous for being the home to the third biggest amphitheater in Italy after Coliseum and Capua. The amphitheater is called the Arena, it was originally a field where people watch gladiators fight, then they decided to change it to an amphitheater to watch operas and concerts. You do not have to specifically watch the shows if you only have 24 hours unless you really love operas then you should definitely attend any of the shows.
Lastly, it is very much recommended for you to stroll around the Piazza delle Erbe which is a fruit and vegetable market, it is located in the city centre and there are a few places you can visit there such as the one and only remaining tower called The Lamberti Tower.
Other than the Lamberti Tower, there are a few other places like Town Hall, Palazzo Maffei which features the Greek god and in the middle of the town, there is Madonna Verona which is a fountain. The name of the fountain translates as My Lady Verona which symbolizes the city.
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