Verona at a glance | Verona City Guide | An overview of what to expect

Verona at a glance | Verona City Guide | An overview of what to expect

Verona at a glance is a quick overview of what to expect and what you need to know when visiting this City of Love. Although, Verona is a city popularly known for the greatest love story ever told, Romeo and Juliet, it is a city often overlooked by travellers whose sights are set on the bigger cities of Milan and Venice . However, this hidden gem in northern Italy has some extraordinary attractions packed full of archaeological, cultural and historical sites that should not be missed. Verona is an incredible destination for a European City break, a weekend getaway or a day trip from Milan, Venice or Florence . So, when visiting Verona, here is a quick guide to what you can expect:

Entry to Italy – Visa

If you are a national of EU/EEA, you can travel with just an Identification card. If you are non EU/EEA, you will need an entry visa. Learn more from this page. With Brexit, UK nationals do not need a visa to enter Italy at the moment. Rules on travel will stay the same until 31st December 2020.


The official language spoken in Verona is Italian but the majority of Veronese speak Padanian, a dialect typical of the region in northern Italy. You could purchase a little phrase book as a guide, if you prefer. However, I did not encounter any language barriers when I visited. The restaurants and bars along with the touristic places are staffed with some English speakers, so non-Italian speakers will have no problem.


The currency in Italy is the Euro (€). 1 Pound Sterling (£) is equivalent to 1.15 Euro | 1 USD (US$) is equivalent to 0.93 Euro | Check latest currency exchange before you go.

Credit Cards and ATMs

In Verona, there are no problems in finding ATMs /cash machines that accept foreign credit cards or bank debit cards. Most shops, restaurants, and tour operators will also take credit cards as a form of payment. You only really need cash for small purchases like bus tickets, bottles of water, coffee, gelato and small souvenirs etc.

Power Plugs

The plugs & sockets in Italy are Type F and L. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a worldwide universal travel adapter which you can use in any European countries. Go to this page to have a quick browse on my essential travel kit.


WiFi is usually available at the hotels and the high-rated restaurants but there may be a need to have WiFi at all times (like me). I recommend subscribing to Unlimited Portable Pocket Wifi (my favourite and a must have) when travelling to Verona or wider Italy/Europe. Works out much cheaper than roaming charges by a mobile carrier.


While Verona is generally a safe place to be, you may want to keep a close eye on your belongings. There are always that elements of pickpockets and theft.

Getting around

While in Verona, you will not probably need to use public transportation. Everything in Verona is located centrally and easily reachable with a short walk from either Piazza Bra or Piazza delle Erbe. However, you will need public transportation if your hotel is located in the suburbs outside of Verona of if you wish to explore nearby cities and seaside resorts. The main train station in Verona is Verona Porta Nuova, about 15 – 20 minutes walk to Piazza Bra. I loved travelling to other cities on day trip by train. The countryside is beautiful and Italy has excellent high-speed routes. Have a look at this page and explore city destinations by train.

View full post on Getting Around Verona here.

If you are considering places to stay in Verona, here are some suggestions:

Navigate here to view article on 7 beautiful places to stay in Verona

Thinking of what to do and ways to explore this beautiful medieval town? , consider the following highly popular tours organised by a reputable company, that offers easy cancellation and a full refund up to 24 hours before the activity due to start.

Navigate to articles listing all Unique Experiences in the City of Verona which you wouldn’t want to miss

Don”t just stop at Verona! Explore the Veneto region that is famous for its Valpolicella or visit the lakeside towns. Peruse the following:

My thoughts…

I hope this overview has given you a taster of what to expect when visiting Verona, Italy. Browse through all related articles (below) so you can make an informed decision and know before you go. Verona is a pretty city with so many layers of history to uncover, and you really got to experience it at least once.

Is this post valuable to you in planning your visit to Verona? If so please let me know in comments below or via Contact Form, I would love to hear from you. Scroll all the way down for more ideas and inspiring travel stories. Subscribe to join us at My Timeless Footsteps to receive all the latest news and events. As always, I am contactable at for any further info or to design your itinerary for you.

Have a splendid time visiting Verona 🙂

Georgina xx

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By Georgina

Georgina is a Travel Blogger, Travel Writer, history buff, wine (red) enthusiast and a lover of all cultures. She gave up the corporate race to embrace a more meaningful lifestyle to travel more, to write and to share the very best of her adventures. Georgina has lived in three continents, and now, based at a stone's throw of London, which is her home. She has a special interest to bring the best of Britain to her audiences worldwide. Becoming newer from each travel, Georgina enjoys sharing her travel stories, drawing her readers into her world of boomer adventures while immersing them in the history, culture and food of a region. Together with her own informative, in-depth writing style, practical tips and suggestions on her blog, My Timeless Footsteps, Georgina make travel dreams a reality. She is happiest waking up to the chirpy sounds of the birds or sipping wine over sand in between her toes, while watching the rolling clouds melt into darkness.


  1. Verona is definitely a City in Italy that should not be missed. It is a city that drips in love and all things beautiful. Hope you get to visit soon.

  2. I would love to visit Verona – as it is a city of Love. I passed through this city when I went to Milan but never knew that this is so beautiful. I find it really a hidden gem and all must visit this. Next time, I would love to visit such romantic city.

  3. There is definitely so much more to Verona than Romeo & Juliet!! Its such a beautiful city, gems in every corner waiting to be explored. Hope you will visit one day,

  4. Ahh I know the feeling…I am sure you will be able to travel soon. The balcony awaits your visit – it is quite an experience but I suspect it will be less crowded for the next few months until tourism picks up.

  5. I appreciate getting to learn more about Verona. Other than Romeo and Juliet, I wasn’t sure what all there is to do with this city but now I could see it as a place worth visiting

  6. I really should stop reading all these travel posts. I’m itching to travel but our airport is still closed for now – arghhh! Would love to see the Romeo and Juliet balcony 😀

  7. Really glad you like the “at a glance” post! You have pointed out exactly right – it’s meant to be a quick read and to encourage a return if need be. Thank you so much for recognising the details I provide in my blog – really want my posts to support and help design your travels. When travels resume and some normality returns, I hope you will visit Milan and return to share your experiences.

  8. I am a real fan of these ‘at a glance’ blogs. So often when planning a weekend or few days away there is juts so much information we either give up and try something easier or try to dash and do it all. As in Milan you have provided an excellent glance at what is for me one of the most beautiful cities around. as always the details you provide and the clarity of information make it feel like having your own personal tour guide beside you.

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