Verona Tourism, Italy
Visit Verona - Best of Verona
A perfect blend of Romanesque architecture, gorgeous Italian gardens, brilliant work of art, mystical music shows and a touch of magic from fictional tales of Romeo and Juliet; this city easily suffices your thirst for beauty and charm. Verona is the most visited tourist destination in the entire of northern Italy.
The Gothic rule started when Ostrogoths conquered the city in 489. It is said that Verona derives its name from Theodoric the great, who had built a majestic castle in the city. It remained under Gothicrule until they surrendered and the city was taken over by Lombards. In 1797 Verona was acquired by Napoleon who put an end on Venetian Republic and made Verona an Austrian Territory. With the commencement of the 6 week long war Verona became a part of Italy.
There are many monumental buildings and places to visit in Verona, as a result of which, it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Most of these buildings date back to early medieval ages, destroyed by the earthquake in 1117 and restored to their present state. Most of these buildings are built in white marble and red brick – most popular in renaissances period.
The city houses some of the most prominent churches like the St. Anastasia- a great example of Gothic style architecture, San Zeno- Portrays fine Romanesque architecture, the cathedral- central structure of Verona, Church of San Fermo- To pay respect to the martyrs and many more. All these churches showcase exquisite art work from over centuries in the form of frescos, arches, paintings, lunettes, statues and the whole structure altogether.
To know more about the history of Verona and get closer to the lives of ancient Veronese one can visit the museums that range from African museum, Natural history museum, Castlevechhoi museum, museum of opera etc. The Castlevechhoi museum remains the most renowned of them all with the 13th century castle turned museum very close to Adige River.
Verona holidays have something for every kind of traveller. It doesn’t not disappoint any one- with the ever so romantic gardens to the shopping streets displaying latest trend, from medieval villages and mills to fictional sites like Juliet’s home, from most classy winery to rustic cheese making dairy.
Most of these monuments have an entry fee which range from EUR 2 to EUR 7 (or more in case of events) the same can be avoided by buying a Verona card. It is available in 2 variations- 5 euro for 24 hours and 20 euro for 72hours. The Verona card can be used for entry in following attractions:
- Roman Arena
- Lamberti Tower (extra one euro charge for elevator)
- Juliet's House (there's no charge to see the famous balcony)
- Juliet's Tomb and Fresco Museum
- Roman Theatre and Archaeology Museum
- Castelvecchio - Castle and Museum
- Cathedral (Duomo) Complex
- Church of Santa Anastasia
- Church of San Fermo
- Church of San Zeno
- Lapidary Museum
- Natural History Museum
- Radio Museum
In addition to the above it offers free transport services on ATV buses throughout the city and discounted ticket prices for various events happening around.
Verona Travel Tips
Essential travel information and Verona tips for your visit
- Take a view from Lembarti Tower.
- Shop the latest trends in Verona.
- Eat gelato!
- Buy a Verona card to avoid spending too much on the entry tickets.
- Do see an opera (during summer) at the Verona arena.
- Take a wine tasting tour.
- Take a walk in one of the most romantic English style gardens.
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Travel to Verona- Know before you go to Verona
Facts and Stats for Verona*
Pollution Statistics in Verona
Know the pollution level of Verona before you plan your visit.
Air Pollution 45.83 (Moderate)
Water Pollution 35.71 (Low)
Noise and Light Pollution 67.86 (High)
Unattended dirt and garbage 32.14 (Low)
Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 25 (Low)
Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 32.14 (Low)
Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 36.11 (Low)
Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 54.17 (Moderate)
Verona: Crime and Safety
How safe is Verona for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Verona.
Burglary and Theft 32.5 (Low)
Mugging and Robbery 22.5 (Low)
Assault and Armed Robbery 15 (Very Low)
Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
Car Stealing 10 (Very Low)
Robbery of Car belongings 20 (Low)
Attacks 22.5 (Low)
Drug offense 42.5 (Moderate)
Safety walking alone during daylight 92.5 (Very High)
Safety walking alone during night 65 (High)
Insulting and offensive behaviour 5 (Very Low)
Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.5 (Very Low)
Property crimes and Vandalism 35 (Low)
Living in Verona - Quality of Life
Quality of Life Index of Verona is 171.15 (Very High)
Safety Index 72.81 (High)
Climate Index 87.02 (Very High)
Pollution Index 48.33 (Moderate)
Traffic Commute Time Index 23.33 (Very Low)
Cost of Living Index 75.77 (Moderate)
Health Care Index 73.89 (High)
Property Price to Income Ratio 5.09 (Low)
Purchasing Power Index 81.83 (Moderate)
Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.
Cost for Essentials in Verona
Here's how much it will cost to shop in Verona
Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
International Movie per seat 9.42 USD
Summer clothing in a chain store 27.47 USD
Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 136.82 USD
Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 70.65 USD
*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced and subjected to change without notice.
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