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Top Choice Ruins in Verona

Roman Arena

Built of pink-tinged marble in the 1st century AD, Verona's Roman amphitheatre survived a 12th-century earthquake to become the city’s legendary open-air opera house, with seating for 30,000 people. You can visit th…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Verona

Verona's Opera Festival

Around 14,000 music lovers pack the Roman Arena on summer nights during the world's biggest open-air lyrical music event, which draws international stars. Performances usually start at 8.45pm or 9pm. Tucking into a …
Top Choice Gardens in Verona

Giardino Giusti

Across the river from the historic centre, these sculpted gardens are considered a masterpiece of Renaissance landscaping, and named after the noble family that has tended them since opening them to the public in 15…
Top Choice Seafood in Verona

Pescheria I Masenini

Located on the piazza where Verona's Roman fish market once held sway, softly lit Masenini quietly serves up Verona's most imaginative, modern fish dishes. Inspired flavour combinations might see fresh sea bass carp…
Top Choice Modern Italian in Verona

Locanda 4 Cuochi

With its open kitchen, urbane vibe and hotshot chefs, you're right to expect great things from Locanda. Culinary acrobatics play second fiddle to prime produce cooked with skill and subtle twists. Whether it's perfe…
Top Choice Museum in Verona

Museo di Castelvecchio

Bristling with fishtail battlements along the River Adige, Castelvecchio was built in the 1350s by Cangrande II. Severely damaged by Napoleon and WWII bombings, the fortress was reinvented by architect Carlo Scarpa,…
Top Choice Gallery in Verona

Galleria d'Arte Moderna Achille Forti

In the shadow of the Torre dei Lamberti, the Romanesque Palazzo della Ragione is home to Verona's jewel-box Gallery of Modern Art. Reached via the Gothic Scala della Ragione (Stairs of Reason), the collection of pai…
Opera in Verona

Roman Arena

This is where Placido Domingo made his debut, and the annual opera season from late-June to late-August still draws the world's top names.
Tower in Verona

Torre dei Lamberti

One of Verona's most popular attractions, this 84m-high watchtower provides panoramic views of Verona and nearby mountains. Begun in the 12th century and finished in 1463 – too late to notice invading Venetians – it…
Trattoria in Verona

Hostaria La Vecchia Fontanina

With tables on a pint-sized piazza, cosy indoor rooms and excellent food, this historic, knick-knack-filled eatery stands out from the crowd. The menu features typical Veronese dishes alongside a number of more unus…