Spending 4 days in Verona is a great thing to do. This Italian city has so much to offer! If you follow this itinerary, you can make the most out of your time in the city!
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Why visit Verona
Verona is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. The city is very central, so it's easy to get there. Spending 4 days in Verona is amazing! This amount of time allows you to explore all the amazing sights and experience culture.
One of the reasons why Verona is a wonderful place is the historic center. This is a place with many historic buildings. And admiring the architecture is amazing. Furthermore, the atmosphere in the historic center of Verona is incredible.
One of the most famous landmarks in Verona is the Castelvecchio bridge. This is a great place to learn about the history and the bridge looks incredible.
But that's not all! Verona has museums, viewpoints, and so much more. For that reason, it's amazing to spend 4 days in Verona. It allows you to see all the incredible places in the city.
How to Get to Verona
There are various ways to get to Verona.
First of all, Verona has its own airport. Many direct European flights go here from all around Europe and some countries near it.
If you are coming from a country farther away, you first have to go to another airport. Also, there are flights from within Italy, but for those journeys, I recommend going by train.
The train is another way to reach Verona. There are many great train connections. This is the most convenient way if you are coming from a place in Italy.
But it's also great if you are coming from countries next to Italy, such as France and Switzerland.
Besides that, you can go by car or you can travel by bus. There are man international bus companies that have routes to Verona.
The perfect 4-day itinerary for Verona
Now you know why you should go to Verona and how you can get there. So let's start with the itinerary!
4 Days in Verona: Day 1
It's day 1 of your 4 day trip to Verona. Let's start with some breakfast.
Typical breakfast in Italy doesn't last long and isn't large. But it always includes coffee! Most Italians have a cup of coffee and a small pastry for breakfast.
So I'd recommend doing that too! There are many cafes in the city where you can do so. It doesn't matter which one you choose, all have something unique!
Walk through Centro Storico
The historic center, or Centro Storico in Italian, of Verona, is a great part of the city. There is a lot to see here.
There are beautiful historic buildings. And the architecture of all the houses you see is amazing.
This is also the part of Verona where most of the activity in the city happens. For example, you find here most restaurants and most shops.
This is a great place to start your trip to Verona because you can experience the atmosphere of the city here. And if you like shopping, you can spend a lot of time here!
Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo
After spending some time in the historic city center of Verona it's time to explore a museum.
A great museum in Verona is the Palazzo Maffei Casa Museo.
The building of the museum is a historical palace in the Baroque style. It is a beautiful building to see.
Inside you find a museum with all kinds of artworks. You find here both masterpieces and lesser-known artefacts. For example, you find here works by Picasso and Magritte. What's great is that the museum comprises artworks from over five centuries.
You can't go wrong with lunch in Verona.
Compared to breakfast in Italy, Lunch is much more important. A typical Italian lunch consists of a first course of pasta or rice. And a second course.
At most restaurants, you find these "il primo" and "il secondo" dishes on the menu.
There are many restaurants serving delicious food. I recommend trying out a restaurant you stumble upon. It might become your favorite place for food in Verona!
Now it is time to relax at a park. But which park? I recommend going to the Giusti Gardens.
The Giusti Gardens are one of the most beautiful examples of an Italian garden. The nature and style of the garden is wonderful to see.
Also, it is a very old garden that dates back to the 16th century.
Piazza Bra, Portoni della Bra and the Verona Arena
One of the most famous things in Verona is definitely the Verona Arena. So you should definitely see it when you're 4 days in Verona!
You find the Verona Arena at Piazza Bra. It is the largest square of Verona. This is a great square with many restaurants and important buildings. Besides the Verona Arena, you find here Palazzo Barbieri, the town hall of Verona.
At one side of Piazza Bra, you can see the Portoni della Bra. This is a large entrance gate in the walls of Verona. The walls of Verona protected the city in the 15th century and this gate gave access to the countryside. It has a large clock in the middle of it, which is very interesting
Without a doubt, the Verona Arena is the most famous building of Verona.
It is a Roman amphitheater that is almost 2000 years old. Throughout history, people used the theater for shows and games.
Furthermore, what's amazing is that the Verona Arena is still used nowadays. Many good opera performances happen here.
I recommend having dinner at Piazza Bra. You are already there, so that's very convenient. And there are lots of great restaurants to choose from!
I recommend ending the first day of this 4 day in Verona itinerary by attending an opera performance.
When you are in Verona, you cannot miss out on this experience in the Verona Arena!
4 Days in Verona: Day 2
It's time for breakfast on the second day of your trip to Verona.
Like on the first day, I recommend having a small breakfast with a good cup of coffee. But if you are hungry and want to eat more, I recommend going to Elk Bakery. This is a great place with lots of different breakfast options!
Castelvecchio bridge and castle
Close to Elk Bakery is the Castelvecchio bridge.
The Castelvecchio Bridge is a fortified bridge that is amazing to see! It crosses the Adige River.
It is a bridge with a long history. The ruler of Verona built the bridge during the 14th century. He wanted a way to escape from his castle if the population would rebel against him.
During the second world war, the Germans destroyed the bridge. But the city rebuilt it in 1951.
Next to the bridge, you find Castelvecchio. This is a castle in Verona that is great to visit. It connects to the bridge.
Nowadays you find here the Castelvecchio Museum. This museum features all kinds of sculptures, statues, paintings and more.
Piazza delle Erbe
Piazza delle Erbe is another square in Verona. You find here a very large collection of historic buildings. Seeing this during your 4 days in Verona is amazing.
This includes the Torre dei Lamberti where you are going back to on your third day in Verona.
The oldest monument at the square is the fountain and statue next to it. This statue is more than 2300 years old.
You also find here a column of white marble. On top of it, you can see St. Mark's Lion, which is a symbol of the Republic of Venice. Venice ruled over Verona for a time.
At Piazza delle Erbe you also find many great places for lunch. So I recommend sitting down there and choosing a restaurant you like most.
Go to a viewpoint in the city from Castel San Pietro
After lunch, it is time to see the city from above.
For one of the best views of the city, you should go to Castel San Pietro. You find this castle on a hill on the other side of the river.
To get to the top you can walk up. It is only a short climb. And going to the top is definitely worth it. That's because you have a stunning view of the whole city from there.
Furthermore, there is a restaurant at the top with a view. Keep in mind that this restaurant is much more expensive than the average restaurant.
You can have dinner at this restaurant at Castel San Pietro. Having dinner with a view and watching the sunset is an incredible experience.
But if you want to go somewhere else you could have dinner at Piazza delle Erbe again. You may already saw a great place for dinner when you were here for lunch.
4 Days in Verona: Day 3
It's the third day of your 4 days in Verona! Time for breakfast again!
Grab a small pastry and a cup of coffee from your favorite cafe in Verona. And then let's explore some other parts of the city of Verona!
Piazza dei Signori
Another beautiful square in Verona is Piazza dei Signori. There are so many squares in the city!
You find here lots of historic buildings and the statue of Dante. Dante was a writer, politician and poet who lived in the 13th and 14th centuries. And he stayed in Verona for some time.
Torre dei Lamberti
On the second day of this 3 day in Verona itinerary, you went to Piazza delle Erbe. You saw here many historic buildings including the Torre dei Lamberti.
Today let's go to the Torre dei Lamberti! This is a 275 feet (84 meters) tall tower. The tower is very old because the city built it in the 12th century.
What's great is that you can go to the top of the tower! You have a stunning panoramic view from there. From there you overlook the historic city center of Verona.
The most convenient place for lunch is at Piazza delle Erbe. You find here many great lunch spots. If you are in for great Italian food, then this is a great place to go to.
Go to the Galleria d'arte moderna Achille Forti
Next to the Torre dei Lamberti you find the Galleria d'Arte Moderna Achille Forti. This is a very interesting modern art gallery.
You find here all kinds of artworks from the 19th and 20th century. So if you love modern art this is the place to go!
Furthermore, what's great is that the museum focuses on Italian artists.
See Juliet's House
A very popular sight of the city is Juliet's House or Casa di Giulietta. Many people believe this is the house of Juliet from the Shakespeare story.
But it's not. The house comes from the 17th century and belonged to the Cal Capello family. Their name looks a lot like the Capulets, which is the family of Juliet. Also, there is a small balcony. That's why people associate it with the story.
Although it isn't the house from the story, it is a great place to visit when you are in Verona.
Basilica di San Zeno
After visiting Juliet's House, you should definitely go to the Basilica of San Zeno.
This is a small church that is about 1000 years old and great to see.
Also, the crypt of the church has a link with the marriage of Rome and Juliet
There are so many great places to eat.
By now you already went to many places. You might now where to go for dinner.
If you don't, I'd recommend Casa Perbellini. This is a fine dining restaurant where the food looks like art. This is a very unique experience.
4 Days in Verona: Day 4
During the first three days of this itinerary, you saw all the highlights of the city.
On day 4, you can explore many of the areas in Verona again. For example, you can go back to Verona Arena. Or you can go to the Castelvecchio bridge!
But if you want to experience something new on day 4, I recommend doing a day trip.
Two of the best day trips from Verona are to Lake Garda and to Venice. You can reach both by train. So that's convenient!
Venice is one of the best cities in Italy. It is very famous and so amazing! The city is famous for its canals and bridges. And there is a lot to do in Venice. The journey by train takes a bit more than 1 hour.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy. It is a beautiful lake to visit and it is very popular as a vacation spot. There are lots of towns next to the lake. Each one has something unique! And you can get to the lake in about 20 minutes by train.
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