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Things to do in Verona

Verona - enjoy opera in its rightful scenery 

Verona, Italy attracts both national and international holiday-goers who want to experience the city’s artistic culture through its many yearly fairs, opera festivals, entertainment shows, and musical concerts. It is undoubtedly the perfect place to go if you love music!

 

Things to do in Verona

Verona is the perfect place for opera lovers, enjoy great opera in fantastic scenery. Besides opera there are plenty of things to do in Verona. For example indulge in the cultural settings that this historic town is home to.

 

Opera at The Verona Arena Amphitheatre

The Verona Arena is actually a former Roman amphitheatre that was built in AD 30. The amphitheatre was made of pink and white limestone and held 30,000 people in its day. Today, the arena houses opera shows for everyone to enjoy.

 

Verona Coliseum

You can also visit the Coliseum in Verona, with its 2,000 stone seats. It is another place to enjoy opera performances, and is the biggest outdoor opera house in Europe and the world. Performances in the Verona Coliseum are held from June through August.

 

Shopping in Verona

Shopping in Verona can be done at large shopping centers like the Grande Mela Shopping Land with its three stories of stores and stalls. You can also do some shopping at the small gift and souvenir shops around the Via Mazzini which is a fully-pedestrianized street. Try some bargaining at the permanent stalls scattered around the neighborhood marketplace.

 

Marathon in Verona

If you are an avid runner, plan your holiday in October for the Verona Marathon which is sponsored by the International Association Athletics Federation. There is also a half marathon and a 10K race category in this event.

 

When to go to Verona

Verona has a humid subtropical climate, which means the summers are hot and the winters are cold and humid. The area is subject to high humidity which sometimes causes fog in the city. If you like festivities there is a carnival parade in February, called the Bacanal del Gnoco, featuring colourful costumes and masked revelers. Also, romantics will love the Verona in Love Festival that lasts five days around Valentine’s Day. April brings Vinitaly, a big trade show where thousands of exhibitors show off their goods. In May, there is the Schermi d’Amore that is held to honor romantic films.

Verona Facts

Population265 410
CountryItaly
LanguageItalian
CurrencyEuro
Longitude10.983333
Latitude45.433333
AirportVillafranca, Italy (VRN)

Verona average temperatures

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4~6 °C 8~9 °C 13 °C 17 °C 22~23 °C 26~27 °C 29 °C 28~29 °C 24 °C 17~18 °C 10~11 °C 5~7 °C

OPERA

Verona Arena

Arena di Verona

Arena di Verona is a Roman amphitheater built in the 1st century and is one of the oldest venues for opera and other performance arts. It is famous for the amazing grandiose opera performances that take place there, seating up to 15000 people. Apart from operas Arena di Verona also has been host to some of the most famous popular artists and bands in the world including Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Dire Straits and Whitney Houston just to name a few. Check out their schedule and plan your trip accordingly, you will not be disappointed!

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UNESCO-WORLD-HERITAGE-SITE

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Verona - City of Verona

The city of Verona has the characteristics of a city that since its foundation in the 1st century BC has been developing continually for the past 2000 years, preserving monuments form antiquity, the medieval and the Renaissance periods. For this reason, the city of Verona is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also due to its urban plan as a fortified town. Also, in case you didn’t know, Shakespeare set two of his plays in this city: The Two Gentlemen of Verona and, maybe you’ve heard about this other one, Romeo and Juliet!

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MARATHON

Verona Marathon

The Verona Marathon combines running through charming countryside with entering the city and its artistic towns. And there is also a half- marathon to run if a full marathon feels a little bit too tough. So take your chance to experience the pulse of the beautiful city Verona and the peacefulness of its countryside. The perfect combination!

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