Verona at a glance | Verona City Guide | An overview of what to expect
Verona at a glance gives 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.
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Visa – Visiting Italy
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.
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.
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 Verona city
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 or 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.
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Places to Stay in Verona at a glance
Verona has many beautiful places to stay for short or long-term visits with prices ranging from budget to high. Here is a suggestion for the best two places in Verona in terms of location and views it affords.
Things to do in Verona at a glance
Thinking of what to do and ways to explore this beautiful medieval town? Consider the following highly popular tours organised by a reputable company. You have peace of mind should circumstances change – a company that offers easy cancellation and a full refund up to 24 hours before the activity due to start.
Don”t just stop at Verona! Explore the Veneto region that is famous for its Valpolicella or visit the lakeside towns. Here are some great ideas for a day trip.
On a final note
I hope this overview has given you a taster of what to expect when visiting Verona, Italy and is valuable to you in planning your travels to Italy. Browse through all related articles (below) so you can make an informed decision and uncover the many layers of history the enchanting city holds.
Have a splendid time visiting Verona 🙂
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Verona at a glance | Verona City Guide | An overview of what to expect first published at timelesstravelsteps.com in 2020 and is regularly updated. Last updated June 27 2021