A city of Romanesque architecture renowned for Shakespeare’s ‘star-cross’d lovers’ – Verona remains a living wonder from the open air markets and Piazza Bra, to the Verona Opera and ‘Juliet’s balcony’.
Romantic Verona is filled with secretive streets, burnt coloured buildings and medieval architecture. One of Italy’s most attractive cities, it isn't just Juliet's famous balcony that attracts visitors from all over the world, but also Verona's 14,000 capacity Roman amphitheatre, set in the beautiful and bustling Piazza Bra. The amphitheatre still today holds concerts and operas throughout the summer season. Thomson offer you the opportunity to pre-book performances at the Verona Opera.
Much like the feuding families of Shakespeare’s play, Verona was partially moulded by the unforgiving Scaligeri clan who once ruled the city. Their tombs still reside at the Arche Scaligeri to this day as a reminder of Verona’s fraught past.
Today the city is a UNESCO world heritage site, acknowledged for its stunning architecture. You can take it in best on foot, eating delicious local delicacies whilst you dine in Piazza Bra, pick up a bargain souvenir at Piazza Erbe or make your way to the banks of the Adige to the City Museum.
Short breaks are available online while city add-ons must be booked via your travel agent or by calling our reservations team.
For more information on prices of performances if you are staying in Verona click here