Find out which story and where to stay, plus what to see and what’s on, with our guide to Verona accommodation...
Verona is about much more than Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: it's got art, opera, a packed events calendar, medieval architecture, Roman ruins and some of the most magnificent churches in Italy.
Located in Veneto in northern Italy and sitting astride the River Adige, the city of Verona is under-rated as a tourist destination, with big cities such as Milan, Rome and Florence, and natural attractions such as the gorgeous lakes, luring crowds away.
But take the time to get to know Verona and you will be richly rewarded: this city gives much more back than you put in.
If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Verona you have come to the right place. TravelSupermarket compares prices on the city’s best hotel deals so that you don’t have to. Book your ideal Verona hotel as early as possible to secure the best rates, especially for stays during the peak summer season.
Stay in any one of the lovely hotels in Verona to explore this culture-rich destination...
Take a look at a map of Verona and a roughly-shaped heart will be revealed to you. A belt of parkland makes up the west side of the heart, with the curving river creating the eastern boundary of the central area. Most Verona hotels are located within this heart, as are the city's main attractions. It's a compact destination and your explorations on foot will be worth the effort, with rewards at each and every turn.
As with most places in Italy, budget hotels are hard to find in Verona, with the best good-value accommodation being booked up well in advance. You'll probably find reasonable hotel deals outside the “heart” of the city, but be prepared to feel a little tucked away from the action.
If luxury hotels get your holiday pulse racing, you won't be disappointed by the selection of four- and five-star hotels in Verona. Charming and central bastions of magnificence will reveal the very best in Italian hospitality and restaurants on site are usually flawless. And, being a fine wine-making region, marvellous vintages are bound to be available.
A number of the chains have hotels in the city. Pick from accommodation operated by the likes of Ibis, Best Western, Crowne Plaza and Euromotel.
Spend some time getting to know fair Verona. These popular attractions are good places to start…
Top five attractions
This amphitheatre was built 2,000 years ago and has been staging shows since the Renaissance. Book tickets to be moved by performances of opera each summer.
What could be more romantic than standing where Romeo is supposed to have gazed lovingly up at his beloved Juliet? Lovers traditionally stick love letters to the wall outside this house.
Piazza delle Erbe
The town's Forum during Roman times. Now a square surrounded by nice cafés.
Verona Cathedral (Duomo)
It took 500 years to finish, but it was well worth the wait - this building is spectacular.
A vital fortification during the medieval period, it's now a well-preserved and much-photographed castle.
Create special Valentine’s memories or go for high culture under the stars… Verona’s annual events are as romantic as they come...
Carnival and Bacanal del Gnoco; February: The heart-warming legend of this charming festival tells a tale of how a small group saved the starving masses by buying food and making dumplings for the poor. Watch out for the carnival mask of Papa del Gnoco – he represents the good people and should be cheered.
Verona in Love; February: Love is all around as everything in the city of Verona is dedicated to romance. Shops, performances, restaurants – it's inescapable. But what else would you expect from a place that receives thousands of letters a year addressed simply to “Juliet”?
Opera; summer: There can be few better venues in the world than the ancient Roman Arena of Verona for open-air opera on warm summer evenings. Several performances are held each year and Verona will be busy – so make sure you have accommodation and tickets booked in advance.