The History

Verona is one of the most important art cities of Italy. You can explore its historical centre on foot or by bike just in a day. We recommend that you treat yourself with a little more time to fully explore its rich heritage of churches, museums, theatres and places of great tourist interest. Its favourable geographic location makes it easily accessible and allows pleasant discoveries.
During the year the city offers a wide range of cultural and business events including open air Opera, concerts in magnificent Roman amphitheatre Arena, exhibitions and trade fairs at national and international level such as famous Vinitaly and Marmomacc.



Tourist attractions

In addition to the beauty of its monuments and the suggestions of many landscapes, Verona is also well known for its rich culture and numerous exhibitions organized throughout the year. The famous amphitheatre Arena di Verona and Roman theatre offer a full program of operas and concerts during the year attracting millions of tourists. Thanks to Shakespeare’s heroes Romeo and Juliet, Verona has been baptised as a city of love and lovers, which attracts thousands of lovers to visit Juliet’s house and her tomb.
While in Verona you can’t miss your opportunity to see the beautiful churches of St. Anastasia and St. Zeno, Giardini Giusti, Arena di Verona, Piazza Bra’ and Piazza delle Erbe, the ancient bridge Ponte Pietra and the magnificent view of the city from the Castle of San Pietro on the top of a hill, the extraordinary Castelvecchio, Arche Scaligere, the amazing Lake Garda and beautiful small cities surrounding the lake.



Verona is one of Italy’s top cities for shopping and is known for its boutiques and small artisan shops, antique stores situated in the very heart of the city. Piazza Bra’ and Piazza delle Erbe often host small markets where Italian and Veronese artisans, quality food and wine producers promote the well known MADE IN ITALY products. You cannot leave the city without tasting some specialties of its wide production of sweets, especially the “Pandoro”: a typical Christmas sweet quite famous in the world.


Arena and the Opera season

The amphitheatre Arena is one of the most magnificent monuments from ancient Roman times and certainly is the icon that best represents Verona in the world. Arena has become one of the most famous open –air theatres in the world which hosts a prestigious opera season each summer. It’s the beating heart of Verona attracting both national and international tourism. For more details and to view the upcoming events visit


Important Appointment

“Verona Fiere” is the exhibition centre of Verona and is located in the south of the city.
During the year the “Verona Fiere” organizes exhibitions on national and international levels thus boosting the dynamic business life of the city. For more details and to view the calendar of events visit