The gracious city of Verona is a wonderful base from which to explore the delights of North Italy. Just 20 km from the shores of Lake Garda, this is one of the most beautiful areas in Europe, known for its small lakeside villages and beaches. Walking, cycling, driving, exploring small towns and shopping for Italian fashion are all possible from your Verona apartment. The city of Verona is a treasure trove of historic monuments and buildings which have been well preserved and date back hundreds of years.
There is so much to see and do in Verona City, a week is barely long enough to enjoy the sights. Historic Urbs Nobilissima has an amazing Roman amphitheatre called the Arena. Built in the 1st century AD this amazing structure is worth spending time exploring. Operas are still performed here during the summer. The Piazza Bra is also home to the Plazzo Barbieri or Town Hall. The Gran Guardia Palace was built in 1663 and the Palazzo Guastaverza, designed by Sanmicheli, is worth exploring too.
Immortalized in Shakespeare’s classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, Verona is the perfect place for romance. Delicious cuisine can be leisurely enjoyed by candlelight each evening along with a bottle of Chianti. Stroll around the ancient medieval streets and return to the quiet luxury of your private Verona city apartment at the end of the day.
Venice is 127km east of Verona City, and well worth a day trip. It takes about 1½ hours to drive there. You need a guide book to make the most of all the historic and world famous attractions such as St Mark’s Basilica and the Bridge of Sighs. Take a water taxi or a more expensive gondola to get around the 150 canals of this beautiful “City of Water”.
Most visitors are drawn to Lake Garda for the spectacular scenery of this unspoilt area. Riva del Garda is one of several small towns spread along the lakeshore. The impressive town square, Piazza III Novembre is the location of the Apponale Tower and Palazzo Pretorio with its 14th century porticos. Some of the best views of Lake Garda can be enjoyed from the top of the Bastion fortress in Riva del Garda.
Summer weather in Verona City is very pleasant with average temperatures reaching 29C (85F) and very little rainfall. Spring and autumn are also beautifully mild months for enjoying this scenic area, with daytime highs of 23C (74F) in May. This is the perfect weather for walking, cycling and exploring this delightful area.
The area around Verona City is well served by a number of airports. Verona airport is 22km from your villa, whilst Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) is 128km away. There are plenty of cheap flights to Verona daily from all over Europe.