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Summer is the best period of the year to visit Verona and the surrounding area, especially from June 17th to September 3rd, the city and the lake get crowded with tourists from all over the world to attend the acclaimed Opera Festival Season. Operas like Aida, La Traviata, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Boheme, Romeo et Juliette Il Nabucco, will be performed by the most prestigious artists with the best directors’ arrangements, in the unique Arena di Verona setting.
Verona has been the city of lovers since the sixteenth century, when William Shakespeare decided to set his masterpiece, the tragedy “Giulietta & Romeo” here and gave this enchanted town its place in the Olympus of the most romantic cities in the world. It is no surprise that recently the City Government has open the famous Juliet’s balcony as a place to hold marriages and couples from all over the world rush here to declare their love in the medieval town centre, few steps from the delightful Piazza Erbe and the Lamberti tower from where to admire the breath taking view over the city. From here you can enjoy the view over the whole city and the lovely countryside at one glance: the Arena, the Adige River with its ancient bridges, the Roman Theatre, the hills and the vineyards.
It is easy to discover the whole city just strolling through the streets, but make sure you have a car, Verona’s surroundings are definitely worth a visit: you don’t want to miss the vineyards and wine tasting venues of Valpolicella and San Martino Buon Albergo, the stunning Garda Lake landscapes, you could even reach Venice, the most romantic city in the world, just 1 hour and 30 minutes away.
You will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the city and the surrounding areas, but don’t forget to satisfy your stomach in one of the many Osteria (which means “inn” or “tavern” in Italian) featuring the ancient and rich local cuisine.
Verona Tips - Verona, the best insider tips for vacation, holiday & travel
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