What To Visit
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Our wonderful city has a massive amount of monuments, churches, museums, exhibition centres and archaeological sites; for obvious issues of space, we have listed just some of the points of interest, and certainly the most famous, but we invite you to visit www.turismoverona.eu site where you can discover smaller, but equally characteristic and interesting, monuments, churches and museums.
- Arena amphitheatre: Built in the first century AD, it is, along with Juliet’s House, the pride of the city of Verona, and certainly a must for those who visit our city. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 8:30 to 19:30; Mondays 13:30 to 19:30; the ticket price is 10 Euros.
- Roman Theatre and Ponte Pietra: probably the most beautiful corner of Verona. From the historic centre, you reach the theatre by crossing Ponte Pietra, the only remaining Roman bridge in our city. It is possible to visit the auditorium of the Roman Theatre for 1 Euro, as well as the adjacent Archaeological Museum.
- Juliet’s house: a visit to the balcony anda photo with the bronze statue of Juliet is certainly a must for visiting tourists…. Lovers or not! Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 8:30 to 19:30; Mondays 13:30 to 19:30; the ticket price is 6 Euros.
- Juliet’s tombit is the place where, according to tradition, the remains of the young Juliet were housed. Within the same complex there is also the “G.B. Cavalcaselle” Fresco Museum, opened in 1973. Tickets cost 4.50 euros; Opening times: Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30, Monday from 13:30 to 19:30.
- Lamberti Tower: erected by the Lamberti family in 1172, it is located on the corner of Piazza Erbe and Piazza dei Signori. From the top of the tower, reachable by foot or elevator, you can enjoy a spectacular view. Opening hours: daily from 11:00 to 19:00; the ticket price, including entrance to The Achille Forti Gallery of Modern Art, is 8 Euros.
- Scaliger Tombs: by the Piazza dei Signori, the church of S. Maria Antica contains the monumental tombs of the Lords of La Scala. Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30 to 19:30; Monday from 13:30 to 19:30; Ticket price: 4.50 Euros.
- Castelvecchio: Scaliger manor built by Cangrande II, it was built in 1354-56, and was both residential manor and defensive garrison. The bridge connects the old town with the former Habsburg Arsenal; for those who wish to visit the museum within Castelvecchio, the price is 4.50 euros. Opening times: Tue-Sun from 8:30 to 19:30, Monday 8:30 to 19:30.
- Basilica of San Zeno: Built in the Romanesque style, the basilica stands on the burial site of St. Zeno, eighth bishop of Verona and patron saint of the city. The ticket price is 2.50 Euros; opening times are available on www.turismoverona.eu
- Castel San Pietro: situated on the San Pietro hill, over the Roman Theatre, it is an Austrian fortress built for military purposes; reached on foot, by car, and soon by funicular, from the “Castle” you can enjoy a magnificent view over the city of Verona.
Verona Card is a combined ticket with free or reduced price access to the main museums, monuments and churches in the city, and to free travel on urban public transport lines.
It also offers many advantages in participating attractions, including Arena di Verona Opera Festival, tourist train, Arena Parking and many others.
Verona Card can be purchased at Hotel Armando, at participating monuments or at a newsagent. Cost: 18 Euros, valid for 24 hours from first use or 22 Euros, valid for 48 hours.