Citytrip Verona, Italy
June 2018

June 9, 2018

Verona is located on the Adige River in the province of Veneto, Italy. It is one of the main tourist destinations in northern Italy, owing to its artistic heritage, several annual fairs, shows, and operas, such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheatre built by the Romans. The city has been awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO because of its urban structure and architecture.

During the Roman Period Verona was often named Piccola Roma (Little Rome). Verona is famous for its Roman amphitheatre, the Arena, which is located in the city′s largest piazza, the Piazza Bra. Construction was completed at around 30 AD, and it is the third largest amphitheatre in Italy after Rome's Colosseum.

Verona′s main station is Verona Porta Nuova railway station, to the south of the city centre. The second railway station, Porta Vescovo, is located to the east of the city and used to be the main railway station in Verona, but now only services trains between Venice and Porta Nuova.

Verona Airport is located 10 km southwest of Verona. The airport is linked to Porta Nuova railway station by a frequent bus service. Add to that countless churches, a couple of architecturally fascinating bridges over the river Adige, the regional wine and food from the Veneto countryside and some impressive art, and Verona shapes up as one of northern Italy′s most attractive cities.

One of the best-known and most tragic love stories told, is that of Romeo and Juliet in medieval Verona. William Shakespeare, who wrote the story in 1597, never went to Verona himself. He made Verona the centre of his story and gave the city a romantic legacy that can be experienced even today.

Day 1
Saturday, June 9th

Booked already in January, today we are finally flying to Verona in Italy. We fly early in the morning at six-thirty for a one hour and forty minute flight. We will arrive at around ten past eight, which gives us an entire extra day. We found......


Day 2
Sunday, June 10th

Yesterday at the end of the day we made plans for today. One of the places that I want to visit is Sirmione at the south shore of Lake Garda. In my teens I have visited this town with my parents during our stay in Riva del Garda, located on......


Day 3
Monday, June 11th

Monday morning in Verona. The sun is already shining brightly over the horizon, and it promises to be a warm day again. Equally warm like yesterday. That was somewhat to warm to our liking. Over breakfast we make our plan for today, and decide to take it easy. We will take a......


Day 4
Tuesday, June 12th

Today is going to be an exciting day. We have planned to visit the town of Venice, east of Verona. I have mentioned earlyer that I have visited Italy before. A long time ago, together with my parents, when I was in my teens. So this is going to be a ″déjà vu″. After breakfast we head......


Day 5
Wednesday, June 13th

Today also is going to be a busy day, much like yesterday. This time we visit the city of Milan, an hour or so with the train West of Verona. We already have train tickets. We conveniently bought tickets for Venice and Milan together last Sunday. After breakfast we are of the train station......


Day 6
Thursday, June 14th

Today we stay in Verona, where there are also many things to see. One of the more interesting sites is the Teatro Romano on the East side of Verona. This is a former Roman amphitheatre that has been partially restored over the years. Today it is still in use for concerts. Another interesting site is the Castel Vecchio with the......


Day 7
Friday, June 15th

Today we are off to Sirmione, the place I visited with my parents during my teens so many years ago. After an early breakfast we leave for the station to catch the train to Peschiera. This time we do not want to miss the boat to Sirmione. After a short train ride to Peschiera we walk to the quay......


Day 8
Saturday, June 16th

Today we remain in Verona, balcony time or leisure time. No field trip today!


Day 9
Sunday, June 17th

Saturday it is, and we are taking it easy today. No train, no boats and no early starts for anything. We enjoy a lazy breakfast and a first coffee of the day on the balcony overlooking Verona. Having done so, we decide to a stroll through the part of Verona......


Day 10
Monday, June 18th

Last day impressions......

and welcome!