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DISCOVER VERONA IN 2 DAYS: THE FIRST DAY

written by Alexandra Evans

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The historic city of Verona came to birth in the 1st century B.C. 
The city flourished under the rule of the Scaliger family in the 14th and 13th centuries and was part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to the 18th century. It is undoubtedly one of Italy’s beautiful cities and is also known as "little Rome". 

The city stands on the River Adinger in Veneto, north of Italy. Verona is a main tourist attraction destination owing to its several annual fairs, artistic heritage, shows and operas such as the lyrical season in the Arena, the ancient amphitheater built by the romans. It has in the tourism field for the 2000 years. The city boasts of a humid sub-tropical climate of the northern Italy’s inland plains. The city is most famous as a setting for shakes peer’s Romeo and Juliet. 

Verona with its narrow streets and medieval terraces makes for an ideal place for short holidays like a 2 day stay. It is an assigned world heritage center with numerous historic sights and stories that are attached to the center. 
For such a short trip, on the first day you can do the following in the city; 

1. Shop till you drop at Verona’s golden mile. It runs between Piazza bra and Piazza delle Erbe, here you can eat gelato or coffee on your way to or from shopping. The street is filled with luxurious brands and high end boutiques. For a more art experience, head to Corso Anastasia which is in the nearby. 

2. Check out Verona’s newest wine and jazz bar known as Rain, located of Stella 13A. It is located in the heart of the city and this bar provides a great atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine after visiting the nearby historic monuments like the Lamberti tower, Casa di Giullietta etc. Also enjoy a cup of Rossan di Verona, a local beer with a unique taste. It is served only in the city of Verona and close surroundings. 

3. Enjoy local delicious meals like, a dish of braised horse meat known as Pastisada de caval, pizza, a pork casserole known as Casoela, a mixture of boiled meats known as Bolito misto etc. from various restaurants in the city like Al Carro Armato, Al Duomo or Osteria Pigna

 4. Hire a tourist guide for guided sightseeing, a wine tour in Valpolicella or Soave. If you are the kind of person who likes to find his or her on way around town, consider the Verona edition of whaiwhai, a series of guidebooks that turn visits into intriguing treasure hunts. 

5. Take the 41 bus and enjoy a breathtaking view from St. Maria di Lordes sanctuary which is placed on the edge of Verona’s highest hill. 

6. Go and listen classical music tunes at Filarmonic Theater, one of the most ancient in Italy. 

7. If it’s during the Christmas season, visit winter markets. In summer, see an opera in the Roman Amphitecture Arena

8. Climb the Lamberti tower and enjoy a great view over Verona. For a great look out of the town, take a short walk to Castle San Pietro.

Discover the other monuments of Verona: the Second day

VERONA: OTHER GUIDES

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