Dubbed as the ‘most artistic city in Northern Italy’, Verona is sheer delight for vacationers and travelers. Originally a Roman city, Verona has mystical Romanesque buildings, ruins, and art galleries in its midst. There are Italian architectural marvels and Spanish ghettos too, making the city a World Heritage Site. With a car for hire in Verona, make sure you visit Venice which is in close proximity, and move about the pleasant avenues of downtown Verona.
Verona is synonymous to the Romeo and Juliet Shakespearean tragedy, and is an eternal place for honeymooners and romantic couples. The Arena, one of the most massive Roman ruins here, is well preserved despite huge damage to its elliptical amphitheatre during the earthquake of 1117 AD. Juliet’s House is another site where the famous love story was said to have taken place, making it a site you cannot afford to miss. The Via Arche Scaligere on the street opposite to Juliet’s House is purported to be Romeo’s private residence.
There is a plethora of monuments for you to enjoy and gawk at with awe. Start with the Roman Arches, which are beautifully erected as vantage points within the city limits. Notable arches in Verona that you cannot afford to miss out on are the Gavi Arch, the Porta Borsari, the Porta Leoni, and the Ponte di Pietra, a bridge which is also a good vantage point with wonderful views of the countryside. Hire a car in Verona and make sure you visit the Basilica of San Zeno Maggiore, the Piazza dei Signori, and the Sant Anastasia church for their lovely Roman designs.
Verona has many shops, flea markets, department stores, and haute couture stores where you’re sure to avail of the best merchandise at reasonable prices. Notable places you can shop with a car rental in Verona are the Corso Porta Borsari Street, the fashion forward Via Mazzini, the Piazza Bra, the Piazza delle Erbe, and the trendy Corso Santa Anastasia. Make sure you eat some cavalho and pasta while you shop around here.
Verona has many boutique towns and cities around it, where you’ll find elegant landmarks and rich cultural influences. Popular cities that are great one-day retreats from Verona include Valpolicella, Lake Garda, Grezzana, Sona, and Chiampo, amongst many others. Verona is indeed, one of the best possible places you could visit in Italy. Second only to Venice in the number of tourists it attracts, Verona has plenty of sights that could get you hooked on.
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