Romeo and Juliet lived in Verona, and romantics have been coming here ever since. While you can’t overstate the charm of a candle-lit dinner, eating risotto al radicchio and sipping a glass of Amarone – one of the best Italian wines from surrounding Valpolicella hills – romance isn’t the only reason to visit.
Each year the Veronese celebrate the birthday of Shakespeare’s Juliet on September 16th.
Verona has a magnificent history, more than 2,000 years of it. To experience the miraculously preserved Arena, Teatro Romano and the Ponte Pietra bridge crossing the beautiful Adige River is like setting foot in the Roman Empire. Afterwards, head towards Piazza Erbe and enjoy the medieval atmosphere of its colourful vegetable market enlivened by joyous locals chit-chatting. Wash down all the impressions in one of the local bars around Piazza Bra with a Sprizz, the local cocktail, while enjoying the sunny, Italian afternoon.