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Destination of the month

Welcome to Verona

Celebrated as a beautiful city in a country not exactly short of beautiful cities, Verona is located in the Veneto region of northern Italy close to Lake Garda and within easy reach of Venice and Milan.

Flights to Verona from Cork Airport

Things to do here

Shakespeare located three of his plays in Verona; Romeo and Juliet, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Taming of the Shrew, so the city is hugely attractive to visitors intent on discovering what made the city such a major draw for the greatest ever English language playwright and the city aims to reward the inquisitive visitor. The city’s medieval old town was built beside the meandering Adige River and the Verona Arena is a first century Roman amphitheatre still in use.

To Eat

  1. Osteria da Ugo - Focusing on food from the Veneto region, this unassuming restaurant is centrally located and very popular with the locals.
  2. Trattoria Al Pompiere - Waiters in long-white aprons, a traditional interior design, and excellent regional food including an extensive range of cured hams and salamis make this trattoria a must visit destination for food in Verona.

To Stay

  1. Due Torri Hotel - Old school five-star hotel situated in the historic centre of Verona. Luxuriously designed rooms and a large terrace with a view over the city including the Duomo, the Lamberti Tower and the church of St Anastasia make this a hotel to savour.
  2. Palazzo Victoria - Situated in an old palazzo, this luxury hotel mixes the contemporary with the old, and is close to historic centre of the city.

Verona Arena Historical

The arena is eighth biggest surviving Roman amphitheatre in the world and can accommodate 30,000 people seated. It is open year-round for visitors, though it is at its best during the summer with the annual opera festival and other outdoor concerts held on a regular basis. More


Juliet’s House Cultural

Less a must-see sight and more a tick of the box, but nonetheless, the supposed site of Juliet’s house is a hugely popular destination. For the romantics in everyone.

Lake Garda Scenic Tours

Less than 40 minutes from Verona, Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) is the largest lake in Italy and one of the most popular holiday destinations for visitors. Surrounded by the Lombardy, Trentino Alto-Adige and Veneto regions, the lakeside villages and resorts like Riva del Garda in the north and Bardolino in the south have charms to suit everyone’s taste – from lakeside resorts to pretty hilltop villages.  More

Venice Scenic Tours

Less than 90 minutes away by road or train from Verona, the magical city of Venice is an easily reached destination. A stop along the way could also include Mantua, famous for the Ducal palace built by the Renaissance-era Gonzaga family. More