Verona – Quite possibly my favorite Italian city? A bold statement but one that I fully stand behind. While I fell in love with the Coliseum in Rome, ate the best pizza of my life in Naples, and sang karaoke to the tune of Taylor Swift with locals in Florence… Verona still stands as one of the best stays I had in Italy.
Hidden away in Northern Italy along the Adige River, Verona is a small town bursting with charm and full of character. Verona quickly became well known after being placed on the map by Shakespeare as being the town that inspired Romeo and Juliet. Colorful houses and stores lining the narrow streets, wine bars every few buildings. So quintessentially Italian that I figured anything and everything that has come from Italy must have originated in or got the idea from Verona.
While I could write a few hundred words and quickly jot down things to see and do in Verona, I don’t think that quite does it justice. Verona is a beautiful town best when seen by eye. A town that is different from Rome… less tourists. Different from Florence… more colorful. Different from Bologna, more organized. Different from Venice… less water. And different from Naples… cleaner air.
Photos to Inspire You to Visit Verona
Narrow Pastel Colored Streets of Verona
Views Along the Adige River
Decorated Alleyways of Verona
Views from the Roman Theatre
Shabby Chic Verona
The Verona Arena
Off the Beaten Path Alleyways of Verona
If you find yourself on an Italian holiday, it is definitely worth the trek north to check out this Shakespearean town.
For more on time in Verona, make sure to check out my Instagram story highlights